A day after the exhibit opening,
Kirkby and Zowie Broach returned to to talk all things Beit Ha'ir BOUDICCA.
Call a rose any other name…
Sell! Buy! Sell!
Z&B [ladies first] address the commerce in the fashion industry with refreshing honesty. They admit that there are limitations, technical and commercial, that contrast with art making. In order to sell designs, Z&B say, a designer has to be aware of the confines and keep them in mind. Things like fabric qualities, intended usage, and selling potential, all dictate the finished product. When creating a couture show, though, Z&B reveal that there is a greater artistic freedom in the process. Since the actual garments are not meant to be worn, they can be created of various materials, and thus, be loyal to the concept.
One plus one equals...?
When two designers work on a single brand, they are bound to be challenges. Zowie tells us that they are different people, and they have separate sketchbooks and diverse ideas. They separate the work, and then mix it back together, discuss, and look where their suggestions collide. Or, as
puts it, they challenge and push each other.
If they say, you are no good…
Z&B both agree that one cannot escape criticism in the creative world. Zowie advices to look for the building feedback, try to learn from what others have to say, even in a mere conversation.
What the future holds …
The future is unclear for Z&B. Zowie says she feels unsure, not in a nervous way though, about the future. She is open to see what will happen. Z&B will continue to put work out, and they will see where they want to go.
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And finally, a word of advice for the young generation:
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Is fashion art? Do you think Z&B are artists?