Selling a dream.
Please tell us about your collection.
My collection was a summation off all the work done on the course. The idea started from the very first project and then has been further developed through the time on the course. My designs are fabric led. I embrace the natural movement of fabric to create immaculate tailored pieces that are both sophisticated and stunning in simplicity. I am always trying to give the ease to my pieces, so they can float around the body. I chose the denim as a very brutal, rough fabric, which is for many others is associated with tough workwear clothing, but in my perspective, I saw the possibility of that humble textile to be used in more elegant dramatic pieces as this fabric has natural softness and fluidity in it. I have started with the basic denim shirt, which I transformed into the oversized asymmetrical coat and later dresses. The idea of patch working came from the study of the 60’s brutal architecture. Inspired by the picture of Lara from Dr. Zhivago, I decided to use velvet, which is a very luxurious fabrics compared to workwear denim. I carefully bonded them together. Moreover, this inspiration led me to the second shape: A-line tailored skirts, which were introduced in the second part of my collection. I work as if with a large brush, but at the same time I give attention to the details and finishings. Small tight collars, zips and vents were very engineered in a way that they were glued rather than sewn. All the pieces were finished inside with velvet seam sealing tapes.
How did you end up on MA course?
Did you always wanted to do fashion design?
I wanted to do so many things, but for me fashion is only one pathway, where I can feel myself free to do anything. Search for inspiration and being inspired are the most exiting things I believe I had, have and will always have in my life.
Louise is fun, her arguing is harsh, but very, very funny.
Tell us about your time on MA. What was the most fun and what was the most difficult?
Louise is fun, her arguing is harsh, but very, very funny. The difficult is to stay calm and keep going no matter what.
In your opinion, what skills you need to be fit for MA: technical, pattern cutting, organizational, thick skin or easy attitude?
You have to be a dreamer
What is the most valuable lesson you learnt from Louise Wilson?
Listen, but stay true to yourself and who you are.
What would you recommend to BA students who wants to apply for MA course?
Did you do any internships or work in the industry before? If you have, tell us more about your experiences.
I’ve done some internships, I’ve done some jobs, but I don’t see the reason to speak about this, as always only the last thing matters and where you are now.
Would you like to start up your own label or would you prefer to work for another company.
The decision of the pathway to chose is always a result of a series of consequences, and most of them are not really in your power. We’ll see how it goes.
What’s for the future?
Future… you can’t predict, that is the coolness of our game.