Be as inspired as I was talking to a real fashion designer from HK, the sweet Mr. Henry Lau. See that interview below:
F.B: How long have you been in the design trade, Mr Lau?
Mr Lau: I have been doing this for twenty years, so I'm not new anymore.
F.B: Why did you choose fashion design?
Mr Lau: Actually, I was going to take Fine Arts. I really love drawing. I was planning to go to France and draw. But my parents told me that maybe it wasn't the most practical course. Fashion Design is a business and an art. I can still use my creativity.
F.B: So, for your SS'14, what was your inspiration in designing this collection?
Mr Lau: I'm always inspired by movies. I try to first make a story - like, this collection was inspired by Hollywood glamour - and then base my collection on that. So this collection revolves around how an innocent, naive girl becomes Hollywood glamour.
F.B: What is your current favorite movie?
Mr Lau: I really like the Hunger Games movie (me too!). How it mixes horror with all the glamour.
F.B. Each deisgner has a trademark, what can you call your very own trademark?
Mr Lau: I like details that add glamour, like beading and embroideries. I put it on jeans. I like to put those details in streetwear.
F.B: How do you find inspiration season after season?
Mr Lau: I communicate a lot with people, like friends, colleagues. It's not always about fashion, but maybe something like interior design, products and art. I hear what they have to say, try to process it and make it something workable to put into my collection.
F.B: Final question, what is your advice for aspiring designers?
Mr Lau: My advice? Be yourself when creating a collection. Don't just chase and rehash the trends. Be confident in yourself and think about what you want.
To say I was a little tongue-tied would be an understatement. Fashion design has been my dream for as long as I can remember. His show was as he said, very old Hollywood and glamourous. You can visit Mr Lau here. So, did you enjoy reading about a fashion designer? Tell me in the comments below!