Fashion Works of Art

Today we have the pleasure of interviewing one of SDC’s talented online learners – Gulnoza Usmanova. Gulnoza is 28 years old and originally from Uzbekistan but today she creates her fashion master-pieces from Vancouver Canada here she lives with her husband and 2 kids.
 Gulnoza-profile
What got you interested in Fashion Design?
I have been interested in Fashion since I was a little girl and when I was in grade 5 I already knew that I would be a Fashion Designer. Also, I used to have a lot of paper dolls  with different styles of clothing made by me.
Who are your favourite designers or fashion brands and why?
I would say I respect all Fashion designers, because they all have their own vision and way in Fashion Design. But i’m interested more  in Haute Couture. I like when it has a lot of details and embellishments. I love Chanel! Karl Lagerfeld is one my favourite designers, especially when he works with Lasage. Also, I like Ellie Saab, John Galliano, Giambattista Valli and Valentino.
Where do you find your inspiration for your Fashion designs?
I can find my inspiration everywhere: – flowers, architecture… But for me the best inspiration is mood! I can easily create when I am in a really good mood. Watching fashion shows also helps me to find ideas.
Your fashion illustrations are really good – were you always good at drawing? What do you prefer to work with when designing your fashion illustrations?
When I was a kid , I always asked my mom to draw me fashion illustrations and I always wanted to draw like her. When I was in a high school I started to learn to draw with a tutor. Then I went to college of Art and Design. I remember that I always used to helped my group mates to create and draw fashion illustrations. My works was always one of the good ones.
I prefer work with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. Now I am learning to draw digitally.
How are you enjoying the Style Design College Fashion program?
This is my first time studying online, so I’m really enjoying it. Because I have 2 kids and job I can manage my time and do my assignments when I have time. It’s really convenient!
What are your ambitions in the Fashion Industry?
My ambitious is to be like a Karl Lagerfeld! I want to be a Haute Couture designer and to work with Lasage.
Images remain property of the artist. Follow Gulnoza on instagram: @Yassaid_Usman
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Fashion an Expression

Iris-van-HerpenIris van Herpen is a Dutch fashion designer and couturier renowned for her futuristic, fantastical styles. Van Herpen’s designs are quite unique and works of art in themselves. Her early adoption of 3D printing technologies placed her in the vanguard of the technology’s introduction into fashion.

The designer writes on her website, “for me fashion is an expression of art that is very close related to me and to my body. I see it as my expression of identity combined with desire, moods and cultural setting. In all my work I try to make clear that fashion is an artistic expression, showing and wearing art, and not just a functional and devoid of content or commercial tool.”

Herpen has no specific designs in mind when she sets out to make a garment. Rather, the designer says her process if much more like a labyrinth whereby she hits a series of dead ends, never quite knowing where she will end up. This, she says, is what creation and working with your hands is all about.

The 30-year-old’s designs are prized by eccentric celebrities such as Björk, Tilda Swinton, Lady Gaga and Daphne Guinness.