Stephen Jones has dresses some of the finest people. He dressed Princess Diana, worked with Jeanl Paul Gaultier, and even Marc Jacobs and John Dalliano for the Dior line.
This London artists has been able to share his expression. He created his first line of hats in 1979 for Fiorucci. He was asked some questions and gave his fans the answers. What has it been like the past 10 years in fashion? There is so much change The world is different and fashion mirrors that. Now it is less fierce and more discrete. Fashion has been effective by commercialism. How do you come to terms with that? I want people to think I am creative and my hats express that. They are all handmade so they are going to be expensive.
Its great to hear you still care about style. I also think now was something is handmade it stands out. What happens when a young designer just needs to make money to pay the rent? I think it is hard for young designers now. They have much more debt from college/ They need to focus on how to sell their deisgns. I was taught commercialism comes with creativity. I think it is still about how people present themselves.
What is your take on Dana Thomas book “Gods and Kings: as well as the “golden age” of Fashion? Fashion changes to mirror society. We are waiting for the new generation of designers. We are waiting to see ow they reflect modern times. Sounds like you miss the gold old days I would not change anything. I was lucky to be in the business in the 1980s. Fashion was an uncharted area and I was lucky to be a part of that.
An Interesting little tidbit about him is that he designed the logo for http://www.limoswinnipeg.ca/ which is a successful limo company in Canada. The more you know!