Conversation with Lennard Taylor

Are you self-taught or did you study fashion design?

Self taught but study everyday.

Is there someone in the fashion industry who inspires you?

Rick Owens, Yoshi Yamamoto and of course Alexander McQueen

What made you take fashion more seriously and make a career out of it?

When I started sewing, the designs started flowing out of me.

How did you come to start your own line?

Starting making tshirts with a friend and it wasn’t enough, I wanted to make more interested thought evoking pieces

How has your work evolved since you began your own label?

My work has evolved to suit my customers, their needs and wants.  I want to cater to my clientele.

How would you describe your brand?

Timeless, clean and POCKETS!

How is your work received internationally?

My work has been received very well overseas in Asia, once I get more exposure over there I know it will take off

What are you fascinated by at the moment and how does it feed into your work?

I am fascinated by oversize cshapeless clothing, I like to create pieces that are timeless and can drift from season to season.

What is the biggest lesson that you have learned since you started your company?

Take a deposit and get a book keeper

Are you superstitious or do you have any rules you live by?

Life is this moment, right now, its all we truly have.  Don’t worry about tomorrow or the past for right now is all we truly have.  Be findful and thankful for all we have.  Rules are to make people smile and stay positive in any circumstance.

Where do you go for inspiration?

The sketch pad.

Do you design your own clothes, or you have go to label?

I design and construct the garments, I feel good designers know how to sew the pieces in their collections.

If you were a superhero, what kind of powers would you have?

If I was a superhero I would love to fly!

In your opinion, which super villains needs fashion advice?

Yikes hard question, I would say superman, his costume is pretty sweet but his clark kent needs some help

If you were to date super hero, who would you date and why?

Not real, Wonderwoman.  Real person Scarlett Johansson playing black widow in IRON man 2.  I’ve always had a crush on her and her hubby for that matter.

What advice do you have for other aspiring fashion designers?

Sew until your sick and then keep sewing.  Also unless you’re prepared to starve pick a different industry, fashion is an art form.

Anything we should be keeping our eyes open for in the future?

When I live paint at one of my next shows!  I’ll live paint on the models (with smile)