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Meet the Team - Founder & Designer, Courtney Price

11th May 2020

Elka Collective Fabric Swatches

We chat with Courtney Price, the founder and designer of Elka Collective about her current working from home routine and the pieces she’s spending her days in.

Courtney is the creative force behind our brand, starting Elka Collective back in 2014. She has an all-round approach to the creative process, finding inspiration in other creative streams like interior design, visual art and design. Courtney comes from a Graphic Design background, making her way to the design position via the marketing and graphic design departments for other Australian retailers. Courtney has also adapted her innate knack for design and impeccable eye to produce the basis look and feel in our retail boutiques, personally sourcing furniture pieces in each store and working closely with the interior architects on final finishes and details.

What does your WFH routine now look like?
Firstly, a Zoom Pilates class and emails before my kids wake-up. My morning now also consists of entertaining a 4 and 1 year old with arts and crafts, reading, yoga and some time outdoors in the fresh air. At the moment most of my work is done in the afternoons and evenings, I have a nice little desk setup with all of my moodboards, fabric swatches and colour cards. I’m currently working on the upcoming Autumn Winter 2021 Collections, sketching, selecting fabrics, emailing factories and prototype fittings with our Garment Technician over a Zoom call.

Elka Creator Courtney Price at home
Elka Collective pieces

What are you wearing / A favourite piece for WFH from Elka Collective?
I'm loving our incredibly soft and cosy Rafa Knit at the moment, made from a wool/alpaca blend. Doubling as the perfect piece for nights on the couch with a glass of Pinot and leftover Easter Eggs now that Melbourne weather has taken a cooler turn.

What are you..
Listening to: A podcast called "How I built this”
Watching: The Goop lab and the Crown on Netflix.
Cooking: lots of banana bread with the kids

Elka Collective At Home
Elka Collective Mood Board
Elka Collective Fabric Swatches

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