Oooh, I'm excited. Which is a good way to be on cold, Sydney winter morning. I've found another fashion label that I love. This is no small achievement. I'm very fussy when it comes to clothes. I like pieces that are feminine but fashionable, and prefer if they're not high street because I have a phobia about seeing someone wearing the exact same thing I've got on. Slightly neurotic, perhaps. But that's me. So I'm over the moon that Bernie Alibrando of Walk To Art (who I interviewed here) has introduced me to the talents of Alexi Freeman. He's amazing. And he's going places. As The Vine reports, "His drawings have impressed DKNY's head of design Jane Chung, who, when he was 21, told him she'd never seen anything like it. He also impressed Tourism Victoria this year, who have commissioned a uniform from him as part of their campaign to push Victoria as our country's capital of style and design."
Which five words best describe you? Curious, sporty, vivacious, driven, aesthete .
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? My first job was as an artist. I then went on to work as an acrobat, a costume designer, a fashion designer (for men), a printmaker and finally I have settled on fashion design for women.
What’s your proudest achievement? Winning the Caulfield Classic Style People's Choice Award.
What’s been your best decision? Starting a fashion label.
Who inspires you? Women.
What are you passionate about? Designing beautiful clothes.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt? That nothing truly satisfying comes without hard work.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Isabella Blow.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? In the short term, my dream is to open an ALEXI FREEMAN boutique in Fitzroy, Melbourne.
What are you reading? Remembrance of Things Past Volume I by Marcel Proust.
Images courtesy of Alexi Freeman via The Vine