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Meet The EFWA 2017 Team – Regina Bochat

by Marilyn R. Wilson Please share a little bit about who you are and what you do in your regular life? I have always lived in Western Australia. I grew up in a little suburb about an hour south of Perth with one of the most…

Behind The Scenes With Fashion Designer Shravan Kummar

by Marilyn R. Wilson What drew you to become a fashion designer? I think I was destined to become a fashion designer. I am honoured to share through my work as a designer about India textiles – what goes into weaving an Indian fabric and how…

Behind The Scenes With Fashion Designer John Ablaza

by Marilyn R. Wilson What drew you to become a fashion designer? I have never dreamt of or even planned to become a fashion designer. I think this was destined to happen. It’s in my system I believe. At the age 9 I was already making…

Meet The EFWA 2017 Team – Lydia Stevens

Above – Walking the Green Embassy Show at VFW. Photo credit Harry Leonard Imagery by Marilyn R.Wilson Please share a little bit about who you are and what you do in your regular life? I was born in the UK in a little county town called Aylesbury, before…

Behind The Scenes With Fashion Designer Sylvia Calvo BCN

by Marilyn R. Wilson What drew you to become a fashion designer? When I was a kid always saw my grandmother sewing- She was a couturier for a tailor in Barcelona, and even though she always told me not to follow her steps I was always…

Behind The Scenes With Designer Sarina Menzies of Alteva

by Marilyn R. Wilson What drew you to become a fashion designer? Well my mother was an opera singer in the 80s and I have these vivid memories of watching her get all dressed up, always very glamourous and fashionable, classic and sophisticated.  I think that’s…

Behind The Scenes With Fashion Designer Jeff Garner of Prophetik

by Marilyn R. Wilson What drew you to become a fashion designer? I just started to listen….there is so much art out there ready to be released. My friends were all in bands in the south and needed to connect their art audibly with visual hence…

Behind The Scenes With Designer Hiroaki Tanaka of Studio Membrane

Above – Hiroaki Tanaka taking a bow at Vancouver Fashion Week. Photo by Harry Leonard Imagery By Marilyn R.Wilson What drew you to become a fashion designer? I am interested in clothes as a medium for recording human culture and cognition. For example, the relationship between an ethnic group…

Back In The Day – When Eco Was Life

Article Submitted by Carole Whitehead Eco fashion takes me back to my childhood and wartime/postwar time in the UK. Dresses were taken apart and re-sewn with a bit of extra fabric creatively added, or they were made into rag rugs. Hand knitted sweaters were carefully picked…