Lots of sparkling wishes for christmas & 2010. Thank you for all the
support & journey through such a wonderful year!
from all the girls and guys from Miss Unkon
This week's Miss Unkon Girl is Creative Director, Courtney Meyer!
Courtney sat down with fashion intern Leni to discuss her inspirations, aspirations and passion behind her label, Miss Unkon.
When did you realize you wanted to become a fashion designer?
I always just had a love of creativity and fashion but the defining point was when was 12 and read my sisters Barbie book. I remember reading it one day where it told the story of Barbie as a designer. She was all prepared for her big show, when at the last moment a catastrophe happened backstage. Barbie then saved the show by putting all this glitter into the girls hair and sparkles all over the beautiful big dresses so that they shined and shimmered down the runway. In my mind this was so magical. I knew that this is what I wanted to do….create magic with fashion. Bring all those beautiful stories and people’s passion to life through fashion.
What was the first piece of clothing you ever created?
First piece that I designed and made a pattern for was a top and skirt made from this awful purple fabric that was a scrap piece. Then I put these stud buttons down the side which you could take off with these little details tags. It was quite funny.
What has been your greatest achievement?
The ability to create beautiful, inspiring and creative experiences with such an amazing team! Being invited to show at RAFW in 2009 for New Generation and the whole creative team being there and part of the creative experience.
Are you inspired by any other designers? If so, who and why?
Yes, I am inspired by so many different designers for their creativity and personality. I love Galliano and Alexander McQueen, their shows connected to my inner fashion theatric. I also love Stella McCartney for her animal love and care.