Marie Claire: How did you decide on the name Lady Grey for your line?
Jill: We knew the story about Lady Jane Grey, and at that time it really fit the vibe of our designs.
Do you find new inspiration each season, or do you have an idea that carries through all of your collections?
Jill: Our aesthetic definitely carries through with every collection. And I think that dictates what the collection will turn out to be—whatever process we’re really in to that time combined with our existing designs.
Sabine: We kind of work backwards. We don’t really start with photos or imagery to guide us. We start to make things and then when a piece is almost done we’re like, "Oh my god, this is so equestrian," or something. Then we hone in on that.
Jill: We make a lot of prototypes. So instead of drawing things up, we just make a shape and start carving. And we work with each other and talk about shapes.