Monday, March 26, 2012
In the week before this seasons FW12 shows at London Fashion Week, I had the chance to meet and interview a few London based designers for 1883 Meets by 1883 Magazine. My first such meeting was with Georgia Hardinge, the warmest and most welcoming person you'll ever have the pleasure of meeting. We met at her studio in east London where she discussed some of the processes she used in designing her well-known prints and introduced us to her stylist Aldean, who also styles for Florence + the Machine.
Next up was the charming designer duo Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman who join forces to create Fyodor Golan, last season's Fashion Fringe winners. I met them in their amazing studio right next to Somerset House where the walls were covered in mood boards and inspiration ranging from Russian princess folklore to insects and Indonesian headdresses. They spoke about their first on schedule catwalk show and the positive sides of working as a team.
Finally, the night before their runway show at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, I met Wouter Baartmans and Amber Siegel. They are the lovely Dutch/British couple behind up and coming menswear brand Baartmans and Siegel. They were nervous and unsure about speaking on camera, but came across so eloquently and passionate when discussing their design ethos and the inspiration behind this seasons 'Cadbury Milk Man' collection.