- Do you remember how and when you decided to dedicate yourself to fashion?
-I always wanted to be a fashion designer. I remember starting to sew very small, my mother taught me. Although my parents wanted to study economics and pleasing them finished, but the next week I moved to Berlin receive me to make my way in the world of fashion.
- From your experience, what you feel about art school ?
- Speaking of middle level education I must say that unfortunately art classes absent . I remember again and again asked them to add more hours but the most I managed wasone hour per week ! I sincerely believe that it should enhance the artistic development of children.
Moreover study fashion design at university level was great , we never restricted or no attempt to redirect our creativity , just the opposite . I also acquired a good pace of work , I left ready for the real world.
- Tell us how the idea for this collection was born ?
- It all started when I was in Alexander McQueen, looking corsets and everything related to these items because I had liked as Alexander McQueen managed to enhance the female form. In this search I ended up finding the first orthopedic corset history, a part of the eighteenth century, use as a starting point for my collection. Of course the investigation continued and at one point I saw myself reading medical literature , I learned that he had found the corset I tried diseases such as orthotics and I must admit that the photos not only shocked me , too seduced me . Luckily my medical history is very short , only a few fractures too " sporty" youth , I remember then I was terrified of hospitals. Perhaps this make this collection was a kind of therapy to make peace with the doctors.
Economically – speaking , how hard is to be a fashion designer today?
My father always said that the real teacher shines even more in the lack of resources. I think that as in other creative fields must work hard and show a high resistance to adversity to achieve something. Of course we must not forget that the factor "being in the right place at the right time" plays a significant role , even more than knowing how to find the balance between economic viability and artistic need …And I say a degree in economic !
I understand that not all designers sew their creations. How involved are you in the process of making your pieces ?
- Since this is my first collection I was almost everywhere . The living room of my house was crazy!
Outsourcing is something that should not only be considered but also learn , put your trust in strangers to carry out your dreams is hard work but necessary elsewhere in the production line .
- When the time if I told you that your son wants to be a fashion designer , what advice would you give?
- Mnn .. I would get immediately in the school of art and force it to work in my company! (laughs ) See , I honestly think he would say the same thing my parents told me, studying economics , to create a strong business base to not involve others in your dream. Also, start studying fashion and most gave me many advantages when it comes to judge and decide .
And to close , if you had the chance to talk to an artist of any era, what would it be and what would you ask ?
Would invite a beer – Alexander McQueen and ask him about his beginnings , but the real story .. and the rest of the night would be listening to me about their dreams and inspirations.