Sunday, 15 June 2014

Twosies - byemilylewien

Twosies have been one of the cutest things I have seen on the fashion scene lately. A few weeks at go, I had the luxury of getting my hair done and my hairdresser told about these amazing twosies with buckles. So pulled up by insta and saw these fab twosies design by local Perth designer Emily Lewien. We were lucky enough to interview the very talented Emily Lewien. 

What’s your background and how did you start Byemilylewien? 

 I started studying fashion since year 10 in school I knew from then it was what I wanted to do. I was always whipping up my school social events outfits for river cruses and balls, I never wanted to have something I would see anyone else in, though usually it would fall to bits after that one wear. I wanted to acquire the skills as soon as I could to start making wearable clothes for my self and friends so I started part time doing VET fashion course whilst completing year 12. Straight out of school I went full time in to my fashion course at polytechnic west Bentley and grew my label through my 3 years of study there.


Your two sets are adorable what inspired you to start designing them? 

I create things I love and I would wear, as well as trying to fashion forecast for what is going to come in season. I felt like the sets were one of those things that (at the time I started creating them) every one wanted but they were nowhere to be found. I had seen a few hand made labels bringing them out at the same time but through personal experience and even in photos I knew they were not of a high quality. So being that there was (at the time) not much competition in creating high quality luxurious sets with amazing quality fabrics I just went for it and they have been a hit ever since.

Where can we find you designs?

I sell my designs at monthly market stalls in Perth at the Fremantle markets. I then sell the left over stock via my facebook page to allow my many interstate and overseas costumers a chance to purchase.

What the best part of your job? 

Working for my self, I love being my own boss and having the all creative license on my designs. It’s a great feeling having your name on a label and knowing its all your own hard work and looking back on ranges and thinking ‘’wow, that’s all me … I created that’’.

What does a normal working day look like for you? 

Wake up, go to the gym or for a run, have a healthy energy fueled breakfast then go in my studio and get a full days work in weather it be designing, cutting or sewing. I give my self a few breaks but always fill them with checking emails, online orders and I love to give my instagram updates as much as possible during the week to give my followers something to be exited about.

Who inspires you and why?
I find it hard to pin point who inspires me because in the fashion industry its hard to be inspired by another designer with out feeling like they influence you to the point you become similar. Though last year I did work experience with Garth cook and seeing the ins and the outs of his creative journey in producing his winter 14 range really inspired me with his creative out look on everything – he really helped me and pushed me to produce my graduation range to my full creative capacity.

Motto or quote you live by? 

Everything happens for a reason!

Now some fun questions

What’s your guilty pleasure? 

Coffee dates, no matter how busy I am I cant say no to going out with girlfriends for a catch up and a good coffee!

If you had a superpower, what would it be and why?  
Super sonic sewing power. I admit I am a speedy sewer but there are just those times when I have orders out of my ears, or a market coming up where I wish I could produce so much more with out having to get things manufactured.


Loan xx

Ivy Wears                                                       Loan Wears
Twosies: ByEmilyLewien                               Twosies: ByEmilyLewien
Boots: Lipstick                                                Boots: Betts
Bracelet: Alexandra Redmond                     Earring: Collette
                                                                         Ring: Samantha Wills

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