What is the background of the work you submitted?
This work was for the third year of my degree and fourth year honours project; which was to produce a magazine looking at the relationship between fashion and politics.
What inspires you creatively?
Inspiration for me can come from anywhere. I am mostly inspired by interesting street-styles, but I always take reference from my hero’s within the industry such as Judy Blame, Alexander McQueen, Nicola Formichetti, Hedi Slimane and Vivienne Westwood
Your favourite film of all time?
‘The Devil Wears Prada’ (2006): it was the film that made me realise I wanted to work with fashion communication. I always knew I wanted to work within fashion but not in design or production. This film opened my eyes to other sides of the industry.
Your favourite music track or album right now?
The Verve ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’: it is old school, but it is timeless. It is a track which I always listen to when designing layouts or editing.
Your favourite on-line Video?
‘McQueen & I’: It is a true retrospective of two fashion geniuses, Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow. From how he started and where he grew up to becoming head designer of one of the largest fashion houses in the world. McQueen is one of the fashion masterminds of our time and, I think, there will never be another like him. His work went beyond fashion, crossing over into a fine art. Over his short period of time he made such a strong impact on the fashion world. There is a quote at the beginning which I love: ‘They were just two kindred spirits, they were just as common and vulgar as each other’
Your favourite blog or website for inspiration?
I look at many different fashion websites, but the main websites are SHOWstudio (I love watching interview/panel shows) and 1883 – it is my favourite magazine and it is turning into an online platform.
What is hot or new in the world and/or where you live?
There is an online magazine which has just launched named ‘CRAVE’. It is very interesting, linking fashion, beauty and lifestyle with ecommerce. I will be a contributor over the next couple of months which is very exciting.
What does Fashion mean to you?
This is a hard question as it means so much in different contexts. Fashion is such an important part of society. It has its own language and can tell everyone what’s happening in the world. I am not a fan of following trends as I think we all need to be individual and not be dictated.
Your ideal Fashion Project?
I would love to be commissioned by a brand- for me it would be to do the production on an Alexander McQueen runway show. McQueen was able to turn the catwalk into a form of Contemporary Fashiontheatre. I would also love to collaborate with Judy Blame. He is one of the original fashion stylists who customised ordinary items, making them into unique pieces of art.
How do you imagine your future?
I would love to work in New York- that is the ultimate ambition. I hope that I would be working with many different fashion brands and publications, assisting with creative direction. I would love to be the next big fashion communicator and maybe even be knighted as Sir Fraser Moodie for services to the fashion industry.
Your ideal internship?
I have done a few internships and all of them have been very different, opening my eyes to different areas within fashion. I still would love to do an internship at Alexander McQueen.
What do you think is the future of printed publication? Do you think it will still exist in 10 years time or will everything be digital?
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