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I found Patricia Fieldwalker's name in an internet search many years ago. I co-owned a local Vancouver magazine promoting talent in the local fashion industry and was always on the prowl for designers to feature.
The interview was scheduled and I arrived with my old school mini-cassette recorder totally unprepared for who I was actually meeting. Perhaps ignorance is bliss as I would have been intimidated if I had known more.
Fieldwalker is an internationally recognized luxury lingerie designer who has been featured in Bergdorf Goodman in NYC for over 35 years. WOW! Fortunately, I was put at ease almost immediately as the interview felt more like one talented friend excitedly sharing her passion with another. Settling myself into her beautiful world - surrounded by buttery silks, soft french lace, sensual bias cuts, classic silhouettes and a truly stunning palette - I was mesmerized by her intriguing journey from mom with 3 young boys to showcasing on the runways of Paris. I loved the joy with which she showed me her collection. Each piece held a special place in her heart. She loved them all.
|Left- Image by Liz Rosa, Right - Fieldwalker's design for Cashmere Charity Fashion Show|
Rather than a selection from her fashion journey, I decided to share this more personal excerpt on one of the ways she walks away from the stress each day. No matter how many times I read it, it still puts a smile on my face.
"Pairing the stress of work with a perfectionist nature can mean trouble if it can’t be left behind when you return home. Fieldwalker found a truly unique solution—a very large dog...
Beau Bijoux’s En Avant Gryphon—“Gryph” or “Cuddle Bunny” to his friends—is a 110-pound mountain of joy who has become an intricate part of their daily lives. Fieldwalker is totally smitten and Gryph has proven the perfect distraction from the stress of work. 'This is the dog to beat all dogs. In the mornings, I wake up and think I don’t want to go to work and deal with the usual complications in production. Then he comes over with a wet nose and starts kissing my face. By the time I get out of bed, he’s dancing around and happy to see me. I get home feeling beat, then see my dog and ask if he wants to go for a walk. He gets all nuts.'
|I have several Fieldwalker pieces, but|
this is still hands down my favourite.
Gryph also creates the most laundry as he loves to be clean as a cat, right down to his bedding. To keep him warm at night, Fieldwalker donated her old Ralph Lauren cashmere sweater to keep him warm. Eventually the neck of the sweater became too tight, so Gryph now sports a pair of fleece pyjamas purchased from an online store. Problem solved!"