FashionMag42 proudly presents an interview with extraordinary Eva Jacobs
How would you describe your design aesthetic?
Strong, structured feminine shapes powered by a dark endeavour.
Where do you go for inspiration?
Art galleries, museums, theatre, everyday life situations.
How does that inspiration turn into reality?
At first, by collecting the inspirational pieces into a sketchbook, to note down the thought process behind your designs and start off with primarily sketches. Sketchbook also helps to define the best techniques to achieve the desired silhouettes, shapes and textures, as you have the creative freedom to experiment and record it all at one place of reference. It then translates into a more precise theme, normally expressed through a mood-board, which steers the whole designing process into a very specific direction. The designs are then transformed from pencil sketches into CAD design illustrations and developed digitally for the sample cutting. Sample cutting is by far one of the most demanding and influential stages of the garment making, as it determines the exact fit and plasticity of your collection. Once the samples are completed up to standards, they can be translated into a collection using the desired materials.
How would you describe your personal fashion style?
It’s a form of Alice from Resident Evil at night, and Olivia Pope at day. I love a good tailored suit for the everyday look, or a minimalistic slick outfit matched with a classic trench coat, pair of heels and a tote bag. I do feel the most comfortable wearing something well fitted and black, as it’s like a second skin to me.
Can you tell us about your Spring 2016 collection?
The collection will present more interchangeable wardrobe pieces: tops and trousers, skirts, sculpted two piece suits, as well as the transformative day-to-evening dresses. The print décor and textured detailing is enthused with the East Asian inspirations.
What’s next for you professionally?
To explore the new market selling overseas, as well as introducing the in-between seasons ‘pre-collections’ that are more accessible casual-wear based.