Arriving home from Barcelona has me craving the vitamin D and the plentiful style found in Gaudí’s decorated city. But, more on that later!
Prior to jetting off from Dublin, I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing one of my favourite Irish designers, Stephanie Grace Foy.
Having studied her craft in Limerick School of Art and Design, Stephanie has since worked under Ossie Clarke before branching off independently with the founding of her own brand in 2011.
One of my favourite aspects about the Stephanie Grace Foy brand, is how the line has developed but still maintained it’s founding principles.
The designer uniquely focuses on the utilisation of atypical materials such as perspex, whilst a single colour palette employs a neutral background for the pieces’ dramatic silhouettes and textures.
Having shown in London and Paris and with features in both Irish and international press, Stephanie Grace Foy is one brand which I would recommend to watch!
(Plus, the below underwater series by EDM Photography is just too beautiful!)
1. When the Stephanie Grace Foy brand was first established, what was your vision for the line?
To collaborate with other creative individuals and develop the brand organically.
2. If you met Anna Wintour / Emmanuelle Alt, how would you describe your most recent collection to them?
The collection definitely has a dramatic effect. You can tell that there is a lot of thought put into the detailing and cut of the garments.
3. Charlene McKenna proudly paraded your beautiful designs on the IFTA red carpet this year. For next year’s ceremony, if you had the choice, who would you wish to dress?
I would love to dress different women with different personalities as my brand is not specifically made to suit specific women. However, there are so many beautiful up and coming Irish actresses like Saoirse Ronan and Ruth Negga to name a few.
4. I recall on Twitter you mentioning your other half’s involvement with the animation sequence of ‘Mirror, Mirror’. If Stephanie Grace Foy collaborated with the film domain, what genre or film would you love to costume? Would this be something you were interested in?
It’s not something I have given much thought too, if I’m completely honest? But I wouldn’t say that it won’t ever happen? If I was to ever collaborate with film the genre would have to be along the lines of drama/fantasy, perhaps.
5. London Fashion Week is soon approaching, what surprises does the SGF brand hold in store of the line’s dedicated fans?
If I told you they wouldn’t be surprises would they?! Well there are a few projects coming up that we will be taking part in but I can’t say too much at the minute. It involves an exhibition and a fashion film inspiring the new collection!