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Behind The Scenes Interview With Designer Simone Arnol

by Marilyn R. Wilson What drew you to become a fashion designer? I have an innate fascination with connection to land, its colors and our people.  I was drawn to fashion and design as it provided me an avenue to pass on knowledge of traditional dyeing…

Behind The Scenes Interview With Designer Mareen Burk of MYMARINI

by Marilyn R. Wilson What drew you to become a fashion designer? My former lines of work and my personal need for swimwear that is fit for surfing led me to become a fashion designer. After I had studied graphic design and worked in that field…

Meet the EFWA 2017 Team – Dalija Vlahov

by Marilyn R. Wilson Please Share a little bit about who you are and what you do in your regular life? Born and raised in Western Australia, North of Perth. Dance has been a huge part of my life since I was 3 years old, which…

Behind the Scenes Interview With Designer Claudi JVR

by Marilyn R. Wilson What drew you to become a fashion designer? I have always been a very creative person; the thought of doing anything else never really crossed my mind. I’m a total nerd when it comes to clothing and fashion. I love the construction;…

Behind the Scenes With Designers Selda and Yeshim Ismail of SISTA ÖF JAC

by Marilyn R. Wilson What drew you to become fashion designers? My sister Selda and I became fashion designers as we had a long history of family that worked in the textile and footwear industry. They helped inspire our dreams and goals of creating avant-garde garments.…

Behind The Scenes With Designer Justine McKnight of Stain

by Marilyn R. Wilson What drew you to become a fashion designer and how does your position as Head of Fashion Design at ECU impact your work as a designer? My background is in visual arts and textiles with a focus on interdisciplinary practice, performance and…

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Article by Patti DeSante – Images by Orama Photography In remembrance of Lilongwe International Fashion Week (LIFW) founder major Hova LitunechiSams Carter Meja. I wrote this article when I first arrived in Malawi and while waiting for approval of photos I received tragic news that the founder had…

Behind the Scenes With Designer Selcuk Gurisik of Selçuki & Ali

by Marilyn R. Wilson What drew you to become a fashion designer? After completing architecture design studies; the ecological relationship between human body and environmental aspects shifted my concerns towards modular body-covering methods. These textural surfaces and fabrics inspired me to design garment shapes.  The three…

Behind The Scenes With Sonalika Pradhan of Vitamin by Sonalika

by Marilyn R. Wilson What drew you to become a fashion designer? Right from my childhood, when I spent hours making dresses for my dolls from scraps lying around at home to draping the celebrities today – transforming people gives me immense satisfaction. Why was it…