We were very eager to see the fashion show of Lhana Marlet, a former intern at Alexander McQqueen’s fashion house. Lhana showed her collection ‘Eva’s Apple Revisited’ last night at the Amsterdam International Fashion Week, a collection inspired by her fabulous mum (and designer of label Eva’s Apple). The Digitalistas met her for a little chat. Want to see the video? Check it out below.
You used to be a model, a stylist. Now you’ve turned into a fashion designer. So many career switches…
“Yes but it all happened very naturally. I was a model when I started designing clothes. It was the moment I decided to study at Central St. Martins in London. I’ve always loved working in fashion.”
You were an intern at Alexander McQueen. How did you become a part of the famous fashion house?
“I did an interview with Sarah Burton (before she turned creative director at McQueen, red.) and showed her some samples and fabrics. She liked it very much and offered me a full time job after my internship. That was when I had just decided to go back to the Netherlands. I had to thank her for the offer. I think everything happens for a reason: I now have my own fashion label!”
What’s typical Lhana Marlet?
“Femininity and lots of variation. I like transformation, like a chameleon. My wardrobe is filled up with so many different outfits. That’s also what I wanted to show with my own fashion label: a wide variety of outfits suitable for many different women. And I love animal prints as in reptiles, leopards and insects.”
Any other great plans for 2011?
“I want to stay in The Netherlands for a while and design wearable outfits twice a year!”
Copyright: Elisah Jacobs