Saturday, May 8, 2010
Rachel Roy Fashion Show at Macy's Lenox Mall + 5 Questions for RR
Talk about vision and creativity! (Pictured left) Alicia Pritchett of Atlanta is a wearing a Rachel Rachel Roy raincoat that she converted/transformed into a short sleeve dress!
I had a chance to briefly interview Ms. Roy and ask her a few questions. She was very kind to take a moment with me.
AFC: Do you have any advice for someone wanting a career in fashion?
RR: Kids that are school today should learn all sides of the industry and learn the balance, whether it's sketching or running a business. They can also learn a lot by interning, doing it for as long as possible.
AFC: Do you have a favorite season of the year that you like to design for?
RR: As each season approaches, I am excited about each new collection!
AFC: What is your perception of the Atlantan woman as compared to a New York/East Coast woman when it comes to fashion?
RR: I like southern women, they are very friendly and have a genuine openness. But, no matter where you are(she visited Africa a few months ago), women have the same needs and wants. When it comes to fashion, they want to look good and wear clothes that makes them feel good too!
AFC:What are the top fashion trends you see for late 2010, early 2011?
RR: For winter, I see pants with prints and shapes expanding from the harem look, more tapered at the ankle and modern.
AFC: What is a misconception people have about fashion designers?