Angela Karpouzi is a 20 years old studying for a Fashion Bachelor of Design in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. She expects to graduate in July 2015. You can see more of her work at http://angelakarpouzi.tk/ and on Pinterest @akarpouzi.
What is the background of the work you submitted?
It was a university project for our annual fashion show this year. The project was based on traditional Inuit dresses and it had to be combined with the element of lace, either as fabric or trim.
While researching for it I came across pictures of little Inuit girls with cute braids all dressed in layers of heavy, warm clothes. Keeping the idea of the heavy layering in mind, I aimed for something equally cute, pretty and romantic.
What inspires you creatively?
I am inspired by heroes and heroines in fairytales and folk legends and the book illustrations that go with them. I am a big admirer of designer Bora Aksu, his illustrations in particular, and of the work of illustrator Laura Laine.
My creative journey however can start from anything, from a character in a folk story to the shapes of little rocks found on the street. I am also very interested in sustainable design, so sometimes materials can be the starting point of a creative project.
Your favourite film of all times?
My favourite film is Amelie. I really like the aesthetics of the movie and this feeling of mixed happiness and sadness it gives you.
Your favourite blog or website for inspiration?
I like the site Yatzer, because you can find so many different applied arts designs on this website, from street style to pottery.
What is hot or new in the world and/or where you live?
Along with the organic fashion movement, I believe sustainable design and slow fashion are growing at the moment, at least in the European market. It seems people are becoming more interested in the impact of fashion on the environment.
What does Fashion mean to you?
Fashion to me is a way to help people express their inner self.
Your ideal Fashion Project?
My ideal project would start not only from a concept but also an individual’s personality.
I would also love to explore cutting techniques and materials to make the collection as sustainable as possible and maybe collaborate for design, production and promotion with a small brand interested in sustainable design.
Your ideal internship?
I would like to intern with a small label, preferably interested in sustainable design, where, since it will be a small organisation, I would be able to experience the whole design process and development first-hand. A designer I really admire and would love to intern with is Elsien Gringhuis, she is based in Holland, and her focus is on innovative patterns to reduce waste.