Calla Haynes, 29, born in Toronto, based in Paris, is the designer behind the new label CALLA. She attended Parsons School of Design in both New York and Paris. After an initial internship with Robert Normand, she worked with Olivier Theyskens for nearly five years at Rochas and Nina Ricci. Using the textile design skills she honed with Theyskens, she went on to design prints for clients including Jeremy Laing, Alexander Wang, Thomas Engel Hart and Erin Fetherston.
Calla is inspired by the “coquine” type of woman and her clothes express this coy and sexy sentiment. She believes that fashion design should focus not only on how a woman looks, but also how she feels in the clothes. Her goal is to provide women with a luxury brand that is modern, accessible and visually unique, with her strong print designs as the foundation of each collection.