Vogue loves her. We love her. Now you can love her, too. Sophie Gittins tells Fash Pack about training at Chloe, meeting Manolo Blahnik, and gaining a surprisingly sweet perspective from insects.
(Can you tell we're getting excited for some fabulous British designing at London Fashion Week?)
When did you start designing? It’s hard to say when I first started officially but I’ve always been altering things and adding details. Friday teatimes were normally dominated by me attempting some hideously complicated alteration to a dress of some description – I remember painstakingly spending hours stitching lace roses onto some shoes only to change my mind the next day and snip them off again.
Holographic leather: the two words you need to know to understand the novelty of Kseniya Zagorodnyuk and Amy Winters. They met while studying at Central St Martins and used their shared love of epic opera and the theatre to start their very own, very futuristic fashion line, Couture Clubbing.
Here, they tell the Fash Pack why Grace Jones will always be cool, how electrical engineering is just another part of the job, and what they'll be doing in Paris next month.
When did the two of you start designing? Kseniya started designing at the age of 10. She was a lead dancer in a dance group and was designing costumes for dance shows. Later she started designing and making clothes for herself and her mum. She had a nickname at the school, 'Miss Extravagance', because of unusual outfits she was wearing.
Amy always loved painting and fabric. During her school days she was a magpie, adoring anything sparkly, shiny and beautiful. She created exotic costumes inspired by Venetian masks and Viennese palaces.