An interview with Lucy and Conchita from Atticus & Gilda

What song gets you pumped up when designing? Show tunes! ‘Good morning’ from Singing in the Rain.

What can people expect from your SS16 collection? An exciting new range using our signature ‘cloud’ fabric for kimonos, pyjama sets and travel/overnighter.

Describe the space you design in. We design between both our homes in north and west London.

Tell us a childhood memory about summer.

Lucy: Camping with my brothers in the back garden.

Conchita: spending every summer in Galicia, North West Spain.

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
Lucy: Peaches
Conchita: A ripe pear

What can you see from the nearest window?
Lucy: My plum tree
Conchita: My collection of moss dogs in the garden patio

Where would you go on your dream holiday?
Lucy: Safari
Conchita: Hawaii

Who did you look up to when you were growing up?
Lucy: Elizabeth Taylor
Conchita: Audrey Hepburn and my mum!

If you weren’t a designer what would you do instead?
Lucy: A garden designer
Conchita: A photographer

If you were given an extra hour in the day what would you do?
Lucy: See more of my friends
Conchita: Go swimming/exercise



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Issue I (Autumn) Repost

We apologise for the belatedness of this issue. Both of us have been very busy with school, sleep, and (sometimes, although not often) social or extracurricular responsibilities. We tried to stay as true to the aims of Plum as possible, which is why this issue emphasises quality over quantity.

Our next issue is scheduled for release around late December/early January. If you’re interested in being part of a movement by youth, for youth, please send us your poetry, prose, photography, political commentaries, essays, or other art here or here. 

This issue has not been an easy one to make, yet we still owe its existence to our amazing contributors. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to further inquire into their artistic body of work!

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Hello, dear readers!

The Plum Collection has an exciting announcement to make. After the success of our past two zine issues, we have decided to diversify our repertoire in an attempt to effect even more diverse change in the literary scene, by creating festivals, workshops, and other related events in both Toronto and Boston. At the same time, we wish to improve the efficiency of our online ventures, by seeking outreach assistants, graphic artists, and editors.

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