Chat With Designers for Honey & Beau
Established in 2003, honey & beau is a youthful fashion forward brand that is known for vibrant and feminine designs. The pieces are modern with a playful and feminine touch and have a functional and versatile aesthetic that will take you from day to night looking on-trend and stylish.
Can you tell our customers where you got the inspiration for this season’s collection?
The inspiration was taken from various international runways & themes in Europe.
How often do you travel overseas?
5 times a year keeping on top of trends.
What’s your favourite city for fashion?
This can change each season, although recently in Europe we are finding Berlin very fashion forward, whilst in the middle east the fabrics and designs are intoxicating and Hong Kong in Asia is always full of different directions and full of surprises.
Why did you decided to become a fashion designer?
The thrill of always something new, plus it is hand in hand with being a Graphic designer….. art & colour, has many forms.
Can you tell us anything about next AW14? Colours or silhouettes?
For W1 there is a lot of Leather/Pleather & Fake/Fur, plus animal prints. Cobalt blue and black & white are still strong, whilst orange is a feature also and the many shades of grey.
What was the first article of clothing you designed?
How long does it take to put a collection of womens clothes together?
2 months usually.
Who are some of your favourite designers?
I get inspiration from all the designers…plus vintage designer finds.
If there were no restrictions, what type of collection would you design?
Bohemian glam, with a vintage flair…whilst maintaining a street edge.
Do you think women tend to buy more for the silhouette, the price or the colour?
All 3 – however the silhouette is always the deciding factor.
What are some of your favourite designers, stores, bloggers, websites?
Trade secrets…. All the little individual boutiques discovered, whilst travelling the globe as well as many online boutiques.
How would you define your personal style?
Like a “Chameleon” adapting to the occasion with constant change.
What are some of your favourite fabrics to work with?
Fabulous prints colour, colour and colour…. and textured fabrics, plus ethnic influences.
How do you handle the pressure of the fashion industry – deadlines etc?
Yearly forecasting & planning, plus team organization is a must.
What book are you reading at the moment?
“CLOSER” The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman for fab street style photography.
Do you have a photo of your favourite pair of handbag?
Possibly too much to ever photograph…but my tan Mulberry is always a winner.
3 words that describe best where you get your design inspiration?