Sunday, January 30, 2011

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

Here's a look at the second group of designers presenting at the February 2011 'A La Mode' catwalk Show:


RumpleMunkeh is also the UsTrendy Guest designer


What drew you to fashion?
I love clothes plain and simple. I got kinda tired of never really finding that "perfect" outfit, so I decided to try making my own clothes. Then one thing led to another....

What's your favorite material(s)?
Silk chiffons, anything sparkly, feathers, knits

What/who inspires you?
I draw inspiration from everything around me. It sounds cheesy but it's true. One day a really great building could inspire me, then the next day it's a pile of pebbles. I also love anything vintage. My husband inspires me everyday.

What five words would you use to describe your collection?
girly, fun, flirty, elegant, classy

birthday suits

What drew you to fashion?
The ideas and products of birthday suits develop in a trans-disciplinary space between fashion, art and research. 3- dimensional statements are made , based on periodic changing concepts. The progress of translation from the current state of a shape into another state is the design method to overcome borders between fashion, art and research.

birthday suits – Concept Fashion / Bodyextensions / Installation
Creative Head : Louise Walleneit Spinnereistr. 7 D - 04179 Leipzig Germany
website          blog

What's your favorite material(s)?
Silk and Latex

What/who inspires you?
Gaps and hiccups

What five words would you use to describe your collection?
Between/Timeless/ Interdisciplinary/ Profound/ Body extensions

Belinda Liu

What drew you to fashion?
In a certain way I have always been preoccupied with fashion. At most events I was attending I felt the need to have the appearance to live up to my own perception of that event. While on some occasion I felt like playing the role of innocent Lolita, at the other I was the "depraved". And there have been quite some occasions to attend to in my earlier years. But I could not always procure the proper outfit. Not the way I really meant them to be. Since I was never afraid of using scissors on fabrics and I always felt the need to adapt and adjust clothing I soon started to make outfits for myself. To suit some special occasion. I liked doing it, people around me liked the result and then I started to think of doing it for others. While observing others, I disliked many outfits on peers, particularly young women, I hated widely used trends of my generation and I was sure I could easily make women look better.

what's your favourite material?
I can not say there is one material I would absolutely chose over the others. Using materials depends on the garment, its design but also on the particular mood I am in a given period of time. I would say I incline to use more often tweed and lace. Both of these materials are distinctive and powerful. They provide a trustful basis for a lot of concepts.

What/Who inspires you?
A collection is a concept about women. And women have a lot to express. I can be inspired from probably anything. Mostly sex. Or something related to it. I need to get the expression of sexuality in every collection. This is my personal imprint over garments and generally, in every thing I do or create.

What five words would you use to describe your collection?
Sober but yet luxurious, sumptuous, rich and romantic