Ever wonder who the designer is behind some of your favorite #ROXYsandals? Meet Lindsey C., Roxy’s in house footwear designer. Step into Lindsey’s creative space and you’ll find sketches, photos & flip flops (lots of them)! And did we mention that she has one of the cutest desk spaces in the building?
We caught up with Lindsey in the office to do a little spying and get a sneak peak at some inspiration behind footwear trends for the upcoming season.
ROXY: What’s your favorite part about working at Roxy?
Lindsey: Where do I start?! My favorite part about working at ROXY is getting to be creative every day. Also, I work with an amazing team of designers and merchandisers that always keep work fun!
ROXY: When did you know you wanted to become a designer?
Lindsey: From the time I was little I always had a serious love for fashion. I always enjoyed putting my outfits together, from my scrunchie, all the way down to my shoes! When I was in 5th grade, my dad took a job in finance with a well-known fashion designer of the time. Occasionally my mom and I would visit him at his offices to have lunch. On one trip I was able to observe the design team meeting to review materials and samples in their showroom, and I was instantly hooked! I knew then that I could turn my love of fashion into a creative and exciting career, so from then on I decided to do whatever I could to make that happen.
ROXY: Where do you draw inspiration from?
Lindsey: I find inspiration in almost everything; looking at blogs, shopping, researching trends, spending time at the beach, etc. Living in a surf community like San Clemente also allows me to connect with our customer and see how young women in the area like to dress and style their outfits. I have my iPhone with me at all times, so whenever I see anything interesting I make sure to get photos of it. I have over 2000 photos in my phone!
ROXY: We heard you went to China, what was the best part?
Lindsey: My favorite part of going to China was going to the markets to select materials for the upcoming seasons and shopping Hong Kong for inspiration. Between the unique items I saw in the stores and the interesting street style I observed, I think our team has some great concepts to work with going forward.
ROXY: If we were to invade your desk again, what would we be sure to find?
Lindsey: If you were to invade my desk again you would most likely find pictures of friends & family, sketches and materials for the new season, and a ton of Tahitis and Mimosas (my favorite ROXY flips!).