Eve is one of the 5 emerging British designers showcasing her collection in our Live #SymmetryStreet runway shows on April 18th in Spitalfields Market, London E1.
How did you get into design?
I’d definitely attribute that to my background. My family are all very artistic in various ways. My dad has always been a ‘maker’ whether it be costumes, elaborate sets, interiors, or observational drawing/painting. My mother is a Graphic Designer, and my sister is a Fine Artist / Sculptor.
What inspires you?
Anything really; textiles, textures, surfaces, trinkets, plastics, mesh and/or woven art/fashion. I also love re purposing things. One jumper in my collection is made out of a vintage 1970’s blanket! At the moment I love anything orange, green or copper.
What tips would you give to somebody starting out in fashion?
That it is 1% design and all the rest business – if you are truly into fashion then that 1% will be worth it, but don’t let that discourage you.
I’d recommend doing an apprenticeship in fashion before going to University and educate yourself beyond A-levels. To be good at fashion you have to spend a few years harnessing your most creative, perhaps even unwearable and impracticable ideas, and then spend another couple of years learning to edit into a more commercial outcome.
Who’s your favourite fashion designer?
I find I like specific collections season-to-season rather than actual designers, but I would say I have been most influenced over the years by people like Louise Gray, Martina Spetlova, Leutton Postle and Jane Bowler. Apart from the obvious Mary Katrantzou and Christopher Kane, I love Proenza Schouler.
What’s your favourite Fashion / Style app?
I use Pinterest, to create mood boards for my collections but there are three Apps that I have heard good things about and want to explore: Lyst, Keep Shopping and Tradesy.
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