24Fashion TV had a chance to sit down for an interview with a fashion designer Cassandra Moy.
Cassandra Moy is a self-taught Toronto-based fashion designer and slow fashion advocate. Cultivating her skill set through local internships and other points of inspiration, she is well-versed in handling a range of materials from silk to leather. Cassandra’s design practice is inspired by sustainability in every way possible. Her goal is to have as little waste as possible as a result of her design process. The majority of materials are locally sourced, and all products are made ethically and locally. Currently, Cassandra is developing her online boutique focusing on Sustainable Luxury One of a Kind Bags.
24FashionTV: When did you first realize you wanted to pursue a career as a fashion designer?
When I was in high school, learning how to sew in Home Ec lit off a lightbulb for me. I suddenly understood the basics of how pieces were put together, and it just grew from there. I went on to design and make dresses throughout my years at OCAD, and began a small seam stressing service in my final year. Over the years, the services grew to eliminate seam stressing services, and focus solely on custom design. My online boutique launched last year in October 2020.
Where do you usually find creative inspiration for your new collection?
Every time I need to get dressed and look good, there’s always something I’d like to have, but have never been able to find anywhere. I design based on what I’m after, and what I think could benefit others in a similar way.