Meet the Mister Migs Master Designer and Tailor, Rosemary!

By M.G.Mauney

Meet Rosemary, the designer behind the Mister Migs Dog Gear for Good!

Master Designer and Tailor

Rosemary is the Designer and Product Manager at the Mister Migs Studio. She oversees the creation of the beautiful one-of-a-kind garments for our discerning canine clientele. As a Master Tailor by trade and a former Professor of Fashion Design she brings flair and finesse to the Mister Migs collections, befitting her lengthy fashion pedigree.

Enjoy this Q&A with our very own design diva!

MG: How did you get into fashion?
Rosemary: I’ve been in fashion all my life. I learned to sew from my mother when I was three years old.

MG: Where did you go to school? Where else have you worked?
Rosemary: I attended several colleges and universities including the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, the Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and the University of Helsinki in Finland. I taught fashion and design at Bauder College and have worked as a designer and product manager in bridal-wear, sportswear, and menswear. I am also a Master Tailor.

MG: What drew you to Mister Migs? What’s best about working here?
Rosemary: The story inspired me. The story and the vision of providing an avenue for work training and combining that with fashion and apparel. As for what I like best it’s hard to say; I like every aspect of it.


MG: Where do you get inspiration for new designs? What is your process for translating that inspiration into a design?
Rosemary: I do mountains of research and also am inspired by the world around me. One source will provide the silhouette, another the colors, another the mood and concept. Then I combine all aspects into a single, unified design.

MG: Was it hard to transition from designing for people to designing for dogs? What’s the biggest difference? The biggest challenge?
Rosemary: Fashion designers study human anatomy so I never had to consider the anatomy of dogs, especially how different breeds can have radically different builds. It’s been quite an eye-opener for me. The biggest challenge is that I don’t want to make people clothes for dogs but gear made to fit a dog’s needs. I have to translate the apparel inspirations into garments that look like they belong to a dog.

MG: What’s your favorite “look” for a dog vest? Your favorite style, details, etc.?
Rosemary: As a Master Tailor by trade small tailored details appeal to me the most, but I like all different styles.

MG: What is most rewarding about the Mister Migs experience?
Rosemary: Working with Sam, the Studio Technician who came through our Discovery Program. Sam has learned that he CAN do it! He just made his first Migrubbie!

Come meet Rosemary, Master Tailor and Canine Couture Designer at the Denim Dogs Fashion Blast!

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