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.
Creating a story and experience that brings passion, creativity and possibility to people’s lives through sparkling, creative and visual experiences. I love to create experiences that give you that ‘eee’ feeling.
What are your plans for the Miss Unkon show at next year’s Rosemount Australian Fashion Week?
A beautiful, theatric experience- something that will delight and surprise. We have lots of creative surprises…..it’s going to be an exciting journey.
What motivated you to become a part of the Amira Project?
The passion of the team and the opportunity to be part of a project for charity that is a little bit more creative, edgy, feminine and exciting than the usual charity. Amira Project puts on Princess Parties for teen girls with low self confidence to make an impact in their lives. The experiences of the girls on the day of their Princess Party is so special. They transform into the powerful, strong girl they are inside, an experience which will always be with them.
Who is a Miss Unkon girl to you?
A girl that loves fashion, to dance, laugh, cry and play in. She loves to create her own style and is influenced by the underground and pop fashion icons and where she is at with her love, life & career. She is passionate about life and making a difference to her world and the environment that we live in.
Fashion is her LOVE that never leaves.
PASSION is what she puts into her dreams and her world.
Where can we find Miss Unkon?
In our amazing boutiques:
QLD: Princess Polly, Madison Jorge Boutique and The Tribune
NSW: N’8Ked Decision
WA: Atlas Divine
ONLINE: www.birdmotel.com.au and www.leblackbook.com.au
We love them all- hope you do too!!!