Saturday, 3 September 2011
Sun 4th Sept: Freedom's Designer Collaboration at Topshop
Here are the pieces that I made for a new luxe boutique area within Top Shop's Freedom accessories area. At the back of the floor in the flagship store is now a pocket of designer goodies from a selection of new generation names - Piers Atkinson, Henry Holland, Maria Francesca Pepe, Zoe & Morgan and myself. You can snap up a signature Piers Cherries headpiece or fluffy House of Holland earrings whilst in the Oxford Circus bazaar. My pieces are archive classic styles but produced in an aqua colour palette specially for the project. To find out more, here is my interview for the Top Shop blog ..........
Where do you call home?
My studio. By mistake. (Because I spend the majority of my time there)
What kind of girl wears your pieces?
A girl or boy who enjoys dressing to add to the fun & fullfilment of their day.
Who are your fashion icons?
Those who have been brave to stick to their vision and made work to inspire and enlighten with integrity, passion and humour.
What’s your biggest fashion faux pas?
Nothing is a faux-pas if its done with purity, authenticity and conviction. The only mistakes are in mimicking a mislead trend to deceive others and ultimately yourself. i.e. WHY do people pay premium prices for "destresed / aged" look jeans & t-shirts?!?! RIDICULOUS on every level
Where do you love to hang out in London?
Whenever I get to spend time with my friends - the location isn't crucial.
What’s your design inspiration?
I never really know. Its a combination of realising an aesthetic that's floating around my subconcious and experimenting with new material manipulation techniques.
What would be on the soundtrack to your life?
Micheal Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Dee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart
The best songs to dance to - I LOVE dancing.
What’s your favourite ever moment in fashion?
Aged 16 - coming to London for a Phillip Sallon party and seeing that people dressed in a more extreme and exciting way than I had ever experienced.
And you earliest fashion memory?
Aged 6 or 7 - Drawing fashion designs - one Saturday morning - women in colourful bikinis & eyeshadow, fur coats, huge earrings and perms. Needless to say, it was the 80's
If you could have any super power, which one would you have and why?
The ability to revert humans to humanity. Surely this might start to save the world?! If every person treated each other and their surroundings with respect, the future would be a brighter prospect.
What’s the best way to spend a Sunday?
Record shopping - digging crates to find a hidden gem that I've been waiting for. I also enjoy eaves-dropping on record shop guys conversation!
What’s your most treasured possession?
What’s on your radar for 2012?
Pop into Top Shop to see the pop up concept, or shop the looks online soon..........