Anonymous: indie designer to indie designer, where do you get the tags that are sewn onto the garments that tell the size and name brand? I've searched and can not find anywhere and I have a pop up shop happening in two months ):
I’m afraid that I never disclose my suppliers in public (designer to designer, it’s rude to ask like this!). Google is your friend here - I find it difficult to believe that you can’t find anything, my first search came up with 10 suppliers on the first page!
Anonymous: I'm starting the Contour Fashion course in a few weeks and I have been so inspired by your creations and career! But I do worry about graduate prospects...if you don't mind me asking, after graduating, how has it been earning a living with this niche/unique degree? I'm just worried it'll be difficult to find a good job and earn money! x
First of all, congratulations for getting in to the course - I hope that you have an awesome time whilst you’re there! With regards to graduate prospects - you will be in a much better position for employment than pretty much every other creative degree. Contour gives you such a niche set of skills that will always be in demand within the industry. I’m not the best person to ask about earning the living though as so far I’ve been pursuing running my own brand rather than getting a job - I’m getting by but it will probably be another couple of years before I can pay myself a proper salary!
wyndxnxaer: If money, resources, and time was not an issue, what would you design and make?
Oof. I have SO many potential answers to this question… I’d love to make totally ridiculous couture corsetry and gowns, with endless lashings of French chantilly lace and floaty light silk tulle - all the things I can’t afford or justify right now!