Paris-based designer Calla Haynes grew up in Toronto and moved to New York to attend the Parsons School of Design. Upon arriving in Paris more than a decade ago, she began working at Rochas and Nina Ricci, finessing her textile and print design skills while absorbing the savoir-faire unique to French luxury houses.
With the launch of her namesake label in 2009, Haynes established a fresh balance between refined and relaxed. The collection has heralded by the fashion press including Vogue and Elle, and Haynes was the subject of a profile in the New York Times. Printemps, Harvey Nichols, Isetan, Opening Ceremony and other leading luxury retailers carried CALLA. Through her label, Haynes was a finalist in several design awards including the Grand Prix of Design of the City of Paris, the Dorchester Fashion Prize, and four nominations for the ANDAM Award.
Placing CALLA on hiatus in 2015, Haynes focused her attention on collaborations with diverse and high-end brands around the world.
This collaborative spirit inspired Haynes to seek out artisans in Morocco to explore the space between European Luxury and Berber Craft. The result is "The Boucharouite Project": a collection of rugs that feature workmanship, creativity and resourcefulness.
Haynes works from her studio in the north Marais and is constantly inspired and entertained by her dog, Lilybear, a photogenic Chow Chow who has garnered a loyal following on the @CallaParis Instagram page.