Fashion Designer Lonse Luet

Lonse is the mastermind behind the canvas collection, a simple but beautiful collection with fantastic illustrations. Her early creative career started off in Fine Art and Textiles, having recently completed a foundation diploma at the London Ravensbourne University. Lonse current path is to complete her BA Degree at Middlesex University. We make her a little interview to discover more about her as a designer.

For those who don’t know you, talk about your background.

My name is Lonse I am a 20-year-old women’s wear designer. Having completed my A levels in Fine art and textiles, I continued on to a Fashion foundation Diploma at Ravensbourne University. This has led me to my current position of studying a BA degree in Fashion Design at Middlesex University.

I have ventured into starting my fashion label Lonseluet

Being as passionate as I am about my destiny, I have embarked upon my first collection named “Canvass” to showcase my work to the industry.

Pushing myself to start this route as early as I have this I believe has enabled me to strengthen my skills, knowledge and experience whilst gaining the academic skills to break through into the industry

When did you know you wanted to be a fashion designer?

It’s something I’ve had a natural attraction to since studying creative courses in school. I always took extra courses and worked on designs in my spare time from an early age. Having taken fine art and textiles in college, I knew my interest always related back to the multiple fashion illustrations I use to sketch.

What is it like being in the fashion industry?

I’m only scratching the surface of being in the industry, but my experience so far is a challenge in which I am both excited and nervous about breaking through. Either way my drive for making myself known to the industry will never stop as I am always creating.

What was my first job in the fashion industry?

I started off by working for a new British designer Mercime, where I got a great insight into working as part of the creative team for social media. I then had the experience of working as one of the style assistants.

How do you describe your style?

If I were to describe my style in 3 words, I would say feminine, classic and bold. I think the style is a way of expressing individuality, I’m inspired by women and their choices of style. I see creativity in that itself. It’s all about taking risks and defining a look that makes a beautiful statement. There’s no way I would waste a day wearing something ordinary.

Describe what do you do in your work?

I am someone who believes fashion is more than just what we wear. It is a form of art. I look more at creating something more abstract. When designing I think of ways that I can contrast, my designs through garments that are wearable and also contemporary.

What do you like about your work?

My work is a reflection of my expression, style and my personality speaks through what I work. It’s like my little world when being able to work on something I’m really passionate about its complete freedom. Bringing my visions to life is the best feeling ever. I pay attention to things that are unusual, and something oddly beautiful is the way I would describe what I am intrigued about creativity. I find using something simple as my focus point and expanding my ideas by thinking outside the box with how I can interpret it into a design. I find using my imagination to play around with different concepts is what makes my work interesting

What advice would you pass on to those starting out in the Fashion Business?

What I am continuously learning is the key to starting off any business is everything takes time. It’s better to make slower progress than no progress. The fashion industry is very competitive and having a business plan that is thought through carefully is something that will benefit in the long run.

What inspires you?

My biggest inspiration comes from Art in all forms, being a fashion designer and having a background knowledge in Fine Art and a flare

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