Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Look at the Designers in the 'A La Mode' Catwalk Show - Part Four

Berit New York

What drew you to fashion?
I was very young when I first got into fashion. I loved the freedom it gave me to express myself. I've always seen clothing design as an art, and it was an art form that I had a natural talent for. Seeing beautiful clothes drew me in, too, and this has continued on throughout my life. Whenever I saw something on TV, in film, or even in some avant garde editorial, it made me want to pursue fashion even deeper.

What's your favorite material(s)?
My favorite materials to work with are vinyls and synthetics. I usually go to the shiny materials first when I am picking out fabrics. I am a huge fan of texture, so anything that has some character and stands out among piles and piles of fabrics is a plus.

What/who inspires you?
Everything can inspire me and probably has at some point. Colors are a huge inspiration. Movies and characters inspire the themes in my designs as well. I like working with personas, and that helps me envision what designs would look best. Costume designers inspire me a lot, too. Many designers create clothing, but I think it takes a special skill to pull together a collection based off a character or concept, and then make that vision clear to the audience.

What five words would you use to describe your collection?
Mysterious nighttime fantasy samurai fairies.

Theresa Callanan

What drew you to fashion?

A series of events, I started my life at Art school in NZ, ended up doing an accountancy degree (God knows how), then an accountancy role with a clothing company turned into a design role, the benefits of having both the left and right brain working together make for a very sustainable business model .....

What's your favorite material(s)?

Assuming Materials equals fabrics, the label is truly magpie in its tendencies and I love using colour and texture and lots of drama!

What/who inspires you?

The world around me, especially what has been before, from our collections, Such as stop the slaughter, to War of the Roses, they all enable a fresh new design pallet that has very real interest or relevance and open up new themes of exploration.

What five words would you use to describe your collection?
War of the Roses ... Beautifully Feminine, dramatically coloured, limitless uncontrollable, provocative

Cristina Nitopi

What drew you to fashion?
When I was younger my mother use to make clothes for me but I believe I was born with the gift and eventually I was drawn to fashion


What's your favourite material(s)?
I love all fabrics I do not have a favourite

What/who inspires you?
meditation, sprittual healing and connecting with higher self

What five words would you use to describe your collection?
Wild, fun, conservative, sexy and unique

Rajadano


What drew you to fashion?
As an artistic person I have always been drawn to art as an expression of peoples personalities ,feelings and cultural background ...so fashion specially handbags was an exiting medium for me to work with...

What's your favorite material(s)?
My favorite material is leathers and stones that historically was used in the Middle East ...

What/who inspires you?
I get inspired by all the colors and shapes of Nature ...from flowers, trees, fish, mountains and deserts..


What five words would you use to describe your collection?
Fresh, unique, glamorous, luxurious and exclusive ....