Tania Martins, who you may remember from the Queen West shop Carte Blanche and her in-house line Pink Cobra. Well, that’s over and now it’s time for a new chapter in the designers life. An eponymous line, don’t worry same aesthetic, new studio digs and a manufacturer half-way around the world. Martins had me into her live/work space where we played with the cat, talked air conditioning and took some photos.
Your preferred title and age?
When did you fall in love with fashion, precisely?
When I saw a Kate Moss add for Calvin Klein. I was 12.
When did you know you wanted to make a career out of fashion?
After doing an internship when I was 17.
Having just closed Carte Blanche and now switching gears to an eponymous design line, what has been the biggest struggles/liberations?
I loved the shop, closing it was, in itself the biggest struggle and the most liberating.
What is your favourite part of the creative process?
The dreaming part.
If you were reincarnated and could do anything you wanted, what would it be?
I would be a scientist, or a wild horse.
Favourite Canadian designers?
Arielle de Pinto
Favourite Toronto boutiques?
I Miss You Vintage
Place to be?