PHYLLIS: I went to meet with Liz and she told me that the inspiration for this show was based on Salvador Dali, and I just immediately thought “ants!” I spent a lot of years at art school and I love artists, so whenever someone gives me a theme based on an artists work I have a million ideas - which was great as [Liz] was very opened minded and accepting of anything. We had a little discussion about the motifs she was interested in (i.e. the lobsters, ants and skulls.) In fact her whole environment was like a Salvador shrine. She had a little film on her TV and pictures everywhere; it was just a fantastic creative environment.
How did you decide on the colour scheme for this show?
PHYLLIS: Trying to ride the tail of fashion and be conscious of what is happening, so for fall/winter, we really wanted to work with the plums and metallics. I really think that metallic shades will be making a bit of a comeback this year.
Which of these looks do you think could become more commercial or can be carried over into everyday wear?
PHYLLIS: Well we have a lot of Face Laces available on our site, so if you are not interested in lobsters we have something to suit you if you are brave enough to wear a Face Lace.
You have something to suit everyone’s creativity levels...
Written by Annie Amusu