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Camelia Skikos_Explore yourself_interview  
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Posted on Jan 2 2017
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Photographer   Claudia Goetzelmann





How old were you when you first started developing an affinity for fashion?
And how was that affinity expressed at first?

I was 15 years old and I never thought that I would choose fashion design as a career.
I was studying art and I realized that designing clothes was the perfect medium to express myself, rebel, and evade the uniformity of those days.
For me it was just another form of art.








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Your design philosophy stems "from a continuing fascination with the way garments can make an impact on our livesĒ.
Is there a personal story that also illustrates this philosophy?

My collections always express a little bit of tension between something that is more constricted and controlled and something less inhibited and free.
Opposites create drama. Good and bad inevitably coexist in our lives. Fashion can give a great amount of freedom to people and
no matter what times we live in, it can allow us to be who we want to be.







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Your collection for Summer 2017 bears the title ęAlter EgoĽ. Why did you pick this title?
My Spring 2017 collection investigates the possible ways of rendering the concept of identity and belonging of displaced people around the world.
It is about people who have to leave the place they considered home,
with it`s unique culture and beliefs; it is about becoming a migrant, a hybrid - one more displaced being of the world. When you leave your country you lose everything that is familiar to you including a big part of your identity.
You have to reinvent yourself to adapt to a new culture and contexts so you gain a new identity, an Alter Ego.






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Looking back to the time you first got into the fashion world as a professional, do you find that some aspects of your
thinking around a collectionís design have changed or evolved in a specific manner?

When I first started to work in the fashion industry I used to create collections for other companies. While I think it was an important experience that any designer has to have before starting their own line I came to a point when I needed more creative freedom and flexibility.
Creating from a place of freedom rather than normative restrictions based on the ideals of other companies seemed more appealing to me.
I really think that freedom is essential in order to create. After working for so long for other companies and designing collections that were rather commercial it took me a while to find a way to express and design things that represent who I am. But there is no shortcut for that, I think every designer has to go
through a period of experimentation before they find themselves and the best way to express who they are.







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Can you recall a garment that has played a significant role in some intense time or an important event in your life?
The school uniform I had to wear during communism in Romania. I tried to modify the design of it when I was a teenager and I got into trouble
when I tried to wear it in such a different way.







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Sky is the limit_Shiro Miyao interview  
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Posted on Dec 18 2016
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How old were you when you started having a real interest in fashion?
Was there some powerful influence towards this direction at the time?

When I was 14, I made my mind up I would become a fashion designer. There was no big influence, but at the time designersí clothing brands -such as
Comme des garçons, Yohji Yamamoto etc- were very popular in Japan. So this fact might have helped me realize that designing clothes
was one realistic job option, instead of something too special.







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When setting out to work on a new project, what is it that drives you?
Is it inspiration or rather an inner need to be creative?

Some ideas just come to me; where from I canít even describe. They might come from my subconscious.
Sometimes itís only the atmosphere, it could be only the colors or just the mood. Itís always formless, so I have to pursue it and find out what it is. That is the beginning.





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Would you describe your collection for summer 2017?
The theme is ďHere the sky is.Ē
You donít have to fly when you want to be free, here is the part of the sky and you can be free anywhere you want.
So I wanted to express the shapes and the silhouette of wings on the dresses to ďflyĒ right here. When I started working on the collection I had been thinking ďwhat things are divine?Ē The answer for me was ďthe sky.Ē I think that made me reach the theme.






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The dominant colours in all your collections are black and white. Why do make this choice?
Those colors fit what I feel.






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Has the way you work on a collection changed through the years?
I am more serious about my work because I have more customers now.







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Is there a piece of clothing, from your personal wardrobe, that has been especially
meaningful or that has played an important role at some point in your life?

There is nothing very special.





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Carolin Holzhuber_The Sculptures_Interview  
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Posted on Nov 8 2016
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When did you first start developing an interest in shoe design?
I always wanted to do something in my life where I can draw two-dimensional but at
the same time create something three-dimensional. During high school I always did
sketches of clothes in all of my books, my parents realized that and gave me books about fashion illustration.
So I started copying them and that was how I practiced in my free time.
When I applied for my BA in Fashion in Vienna … was sure I wanted to be
a fashion designer. At that point I did not even think about shoes. But in our first
term we had to try out four different workshops: shoemaking, cloth making, millinery
and knit wear. I was fascinated by the handcraft of making footwear, all the little
steps and detailed works that makes a shoe complete. Also I fell in love with leather, which is such a
wonderful material; the smell, the touch and what one is able to create
with it. After my BA I moved to London and held two internships at the
brands Atalanta Weller and FINSK.
Both internships were great experiences, but I always had the dream of my own footwear brand, so I decided to start the MA
Fashion Footwear course at LCF to improve my handcraft skills and to build up a network.








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Apart from it being wearable, you attribute other qualities to shoes, too.
Would you describe the qualities the shoes you create should have?
Besides the handcraft and the quality materials that are both very important for me in
my work, I donít think about making or designing a shoe. For me it is a human body-related sculptural object.
It is an artefact that elevates the wearer on a pedestal like
a statue. Some of my pieces are not even wearable they are a sculpture to decorate
space and others are wearable art that intend to transform the human
into a piece of art, too.








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When starting work on a new collection, what is it that mainly drives you? Is it
inspiration or rather an inner need to create?

I would say it is both. It is an inner need to create and that leads me to spotting inspirations
everywhere. When I start working on a new collection I collect impressions,
moments, smells, images actually really everything. At this time my senses are even
more sensitive and when I observe situations I look into details. My brain starts acting like a
sponge that collects as much information as possible and then when it comes to
sketching I squeeze this sponge and filter these collected information.











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Has the way you think about shoe design changed since the time you first began
to be active professionally in this field? If so, how has it changed?

Not the way I think about shoe design itself but I am sure the designs have changed.
From pure sculptures to wearable art pieces. At the moment it is my intention to
make them more wearable but still they not to look like a normal shoe. For example
my latest SS17 collection - NO - all pieces are wearable, although some donít look
like it and that is what I aim to do with my work, to confuse people, to stop, think and
look closer at objects and challenge their minds and perceptions.








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Looking back to your childhood, can you recall a special pair of shoes?
A pair thatyou were maybe extremely fond of or a pair that for some reason has stayed in your memory?

To be honest, no, I never had a favorite pair of shoes. I would even say that I donít
have a passion for shoes and I hate buying shoes. This may sound paradox and donít get me wrong but I am just not obsessed with shoes.
Also you will never find any shoe on my mood boards when I am researching for a new collection. I love fashion
and for me it is more interesting and inspiring to look how garments cover the
human body or I look at all the other creative fields like architecture, graphic design, art, interior design, music. The interest in design, art, fashion
and architecture was always part of my life. I was and I am still impressed by people with artistic talents
and how they use it to change, impact and even improve the aesthetic of the world
we live in. Already as a child I had the urge for making things to change what was given. For example I started sewing my own garments
for my Barbie as I didnít like that everything was just pink and very girly.







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Are there aspects of your work that you tend to obsess over, that you tend toreturn to again and again?
Looking at my work I would say yes. It is definitely geometrical shapes, the wire hand
stitching for details and the socks as well as ribbons to bend the leather around the leg.









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It is just you_JINUMO_interview  
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Posted on Sep 13 2016
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How old were you when you starting having an interest in fashion? Which were your influences at the time?
My mom was a tailor and she worked at home since I was a child, I discovered sewing tools, the machine, and was fascinated by the sight of how she worked. The fabrics and tools became sort of my toys back then, as children love to have imagination on what they create. It was when I grew up, that I clearly decided that fashion is inside of me, somewhere in my soul, and that I need to expose my talent. It started when I was in university and I joined in a fashion design competition in Thailand and got the winning title that year. This is what proved to me that I have the skills to do fashion and make a career out of it.





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Looking back to 2009, at the time you established your brand, do you think that through the years there have been changes
in the way you deal with design and your view of fashion in general?

For me, the way I deal with design hasn't changed much, I don't do inspirations from books, history, arts, music, etc. I mostly start my design process by getting inspired from the materials I use. Those materials will then lead me to several ideas and techniques to eventually develop the collection. As for my view of fashion, the concept of design has changed for me. Most of the designers now who do their own label and have an individual style,
keep their design aesthetic no matter how established the brand is. An upkeeping of the distinct DNA of the brand.
This is a quite sensitive subject as I can say that when you do so many collections, you have to be concerned on how to reinvent your unique identity as a brand because if not, it will just be the same collection over and over again.





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Which factors have helped shape your aesthetic sensibilities?
I love being alone. I love it when I don't have to talk to anybody and just think to myself. You don't have to rely on somebody else, it's just you.
And in the end, I finish with a collection that comes entireply and purely from me.





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What influences of your rich cultural heritage do you feel are most evident in your work?

I think this is quite deep for me. As I said I don't do inspiration and story, I do technique. I often mix materials and concentrate on details and symmetry. I think this is influenced by where I grew up, the cultural sense of delicate art is present everywhere; in the arrangement of food for religious offering, in dance, in temples etc.





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Apart from fashion, you are also actively interested in photography.
What was it that sparked your initial interest in it?

Fashion and photography are always intertwined and my interest in photography really flourished when I was 12.
In that time it was just film and no digital camera. I joined the photography club in my school and found that I like taking the pictures of light and shadow. With film cameras, you have to wait for the process in the lab to see the pictures and I think that is valuable. It's the same feeling as when you give your design over to production and wait to see when the clothes are ready. It's the anticipation and excitement that I love about these two disciplines.





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