Abigail Talapa first learned to sew as a young child. After an accident left her favorite blanket in need of mending, Abby’s mom used her sewing skills to save the day. Abby was fascinated by the transformative and reparative qualities made to her blanket, so she asked her mom to teach her. She began to create homemade stuffed animals and over time, Abby honed her natural gift for sewing. Continuing to build with her sewing skills in high school, she set out to pursue an apparel design degree in college. Throughout her undergraduate education, Abby has strengthened her construction abilities, eye for color, attention to detail, and work ethic. Abby’s design aesthetic nods to the embellishments, earthy tones and subtle beauty of the 18th century. She hopes to work in puppetry and costuming in the future. Abby believes that great design is powerful and tells a story in a way that no other medium can.
Apple Pie is a fall/winter line that focuses on color, pattern, and comfort. Abby catered her designs to a target market of women who are down to earth and adopt a DIY aesthetic. In creating garments that have movement and versatility, the pieces in this line are meant to be layered and mixed-and-matched. Apple Pie embraces a maximalist sensibility by mixing prints, saturated colors, and hand-crocheted textures in order to represent the autumn season.