Where do designers find inspiration? How do they put a collection together? Can they stay on the cutting edge creatively and run a viable business at the same time?
In FASHION SPEAK, David Meagher talks to top Australian and international designers - the people whose vision shapes the way we dress today and what we'll be wearing next season. The designers talk about where they've come from, where they're headed, and the future of the industry. They discuss their philosophy of design - where they find inspiration, how they put a collection together, what constitutes good style and how they manage the tension between the creative impulse and the need to run a viable business.
Gorgeously illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs from the catwalks of London, Paris, Milan, New York and Sydney.
FASHION SPEAK features interviews with top Australian and international designers including:
Marc Jacobs * Christopher Bailey (Burberry) * Sunjoo Moon * Ennio Capasa (Costume National) * Josh Goot * Adam Lippes * Philip Treacy * Karen Walker * Ozwald Boateng * Akira Isogawa * Liz and Neville Findlay (Zambesi) * Nicole and Michael Colovos (Helmut Lang) * Martin Grant * Hedi Slimane
David Meagher has written for The Sydney Morning Heralds Domain and Spectrum and been senior writer and fashion editor on The Australian Financial Review Magazine. He is now the editor of the lush WISH magazine published monthly in The Australian. In 2005 he published ITS NOT ETIQUETTE: A guide to modern manners.
Random House Australia
Author: David Meagher