Recently I worked with the amazingly talented and award winning fashion designer Suzy Homewrecker. Her line Hell on Heels Couture is an amazing blend of colors and patterns that I feel raises the bar in the world of alternative fashion. Below you can see pictures from the shoot as well as an exclusive interview with Suzy.
Q: How long have you been designing clothes?
A: I started making clothes in 1998, self taught using the trial and error method. I have been designing for the alternative fashion scene ever since. There were so many designs I had in my head of what I wanted to wear, only I would never be able to find it; stuff I would see in movies or music videos when I was younger “but only if it were black” or “if only this was a slightly different cut” the other problem was never being able to find clothes that fit right…that is what originally pushed me to start designing clothes. I design the outfits and accessories, I cut everything out freehand and never used a pattern. I also sew everything myself.
Q: What inspires you as a fashion designer?
A: Music and art inspires me as a designer. Fashion is wearable art.
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring fashion designers?
A: Research research research.. look up labels and what their process is. Find out where to get fabric wholesale and see what works for you. It really depends on what your goals are. If you want to sell at Magic to boutiques, design and have your outfits mass produced or design a custom line all original and handmade. My goals have changed over the years, don’t just stick to one idea either. Do what is obtainable and realistic. Also, collaborations have always introduced me to new people.
Q: Where can people purchase your clothing?
A: Currently I am selling only collectible custom handmade outfits and sell to exclusive boutiques like Missconstrued Boutique in Phoenix.
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