Thursday, 5 November 2015

5 Minutes with Isaac Raymond

Photography by Malcolm Tam

If you happened to read my monster of a Brighton Fashion Week post, you'll remember that one of my favourite designers from the show was 17 year old Isaac Raymond, who wowed the crowd with his stunning creations in the Zeitgeist Catwalk Show! Well, I was lucky enough to have a quick chat with Isaac to find out all about his incredible work, his inspirations and what it's like to work in the fashion industry.

When did you first realise you had a passion for designing?

Well I'd always been into the costume and the idea of transforming yourself through clothes so I'd never go out of the house if I wasn't in fancy dress or some kind of costume. But I actually started designing when I was twelve and I was really inspired by people like McQueen and Gaga as well and the darker side of fashion really fascinates me.

What do you think is your greatest achievement to date? 

I think it has to definitely be the BBC documentary. That's been surreal.

What is your favourite piece that's being displayed in the show tomorrow night?

There's this one piece that I think is the first piece that I've done that I've actually been really pleased with. I mean, yeah, there's still things I'd like to change, but still I've been really pleased with it and the way that it shows the whole ethos of what I wanted to show, with big shoulders and black lace over white silk taffeta.

What do you think sets you apart from other designers?

I think that of course every designer has their own style, but something that I love doing and not many other designers really do is really look into the dark areas of life and show them through fashion. 

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Well I hope to go on to do some apprenticeships and internships around London for some other designers and then eventually set up my own label in London.  

Do you have any advice for young people who are thinking of getting into the fashion industry?

Definitely just keep pushing yourself, you have to work really hard, put the hours in. I often work from about eight in the morning to two in the morning so you really have to put that hard work in. But definitely if you've got a passion go for it and don't let anyone tell you any different because you can succeed. 

I'd like to say a huge thank you to Isaac for giving me five minutes of his time! You can see more of Isaac's work on his website HERE, follow him on Twitter HERE and visit his Facebook page HERE!  


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