Today I want to share with you this lovely intreview with Nasha Mekraksavanich, who is a real master of creating beautiful and modern women accessories for special events. I had a lovely talking with her, hope you will like it too.
Since my background is interior design, I do not know much about fashion and leather goods before.
After I finished from the shoes pattern making course, I would like to know more about the accessories and leather goods in general, so I attended Istituto Marangoni to know more about fashion and accessories.
I love the geometric shapes of your creations, they are really artistic and fashion-forward. Please, tell me, how do you manage to balance creativity with commerce?
Thank you :) My personal taste always been geometric shapes and structure bag. It's quite a challenge for me in terms of balancing creativity with commerce I was quite worried about this matter. Thought in the end the most strong and futuristic pieces always has been the pieces that attracted to my clients. So that was quite impressed for me. Also I would like to start with the more commercial pieces, but in the end the strongest pieces always been my best seller so far.
How would you describe your brand and design aesthetic? Tell us about your collections, fabrics use, production.
I would described it as 5 words:
This collection is inspired by the Ancient workmanship and the hidden symbols of the medieval church architecture. From the inspiration, Nasha has created the Collection Autumn-Winter 2014 from the questioning herself that “How to turn the Medieval to Minimal?” So the conclusion is to curtail all the details and takes some small elements symbolized them such as the roof tiles fringes as the symbol of unrevealing knowledge, the colors that has chosen referring from the paintings from the middle age. The triangle ornaments such as a marble effect hardware referring to the hidden symbols.
The materials that we use is 80% Goat skin imported from France. Stingray skin from south east asia. Handmade resin in Marble effect and Solid Brass in Wooden effect.
What is the philosophy and main inspiration for you?
Architecture, Traveling, History, Craftsmanship.
What kind of clothes are ideal to be worn with these creations? Should it be only evening attire? Who do you think is the ideal woman of your brand?
I think the woman for our brand are not limited in only one direction of style. I think the ideal woman for our brand is definitely someone with high confidential and characteristic she/he is someone who enjoy their own closet and create the mix and match look with the normal everyday life clothes according to their own personality.
What kind of must-haves should be carried in these bags?
What really makes designers famous today? Does internet helps young designers to be noticed?
Internet helps designer takes less time to be noticed also in the same time it made the copies industry grow faster.
I'm still truly believe that the really good designer with business mind will remain no matter there is internet or not.
How has your work evolved since you began your label?
Our brand has evolved quite a lot from the first to the second collection. We got new exposures and has more and more stockiest in every season. We are really happy that the stores believe in our designs.
Where do you go for inspiration? Who inspires you the most in fashion?
My work has never been inspired by fashion but from my personal interest such as art, design, architectures and stories but I choose just only something that has the stories behind it that attracted me.
Can you tell us about your future Spring collection?
Our spring - Summer collection will be the collection that mix 3 inspiration together and extracted by my point of view.
But those 3 things are my secret for now hehe :)