London, May 9 IANS | 2 years ago

Fashion designer Alexis Barrell says her entry into fashion was not planned and adds that as a creative person she explores "the ugly" and "the cheesy".

"I really just discovered it by accident. I was surprised by how much I could enjoy doing something. Before that I had spent most of my time coming up with very creative ways of doing nothing at all," quoted Barrell as saying.

"I have been trying to figure my general aesthetic recently. I read somewhere some very good advice- that your aesthetic is just about what you like. You should put a whole lot of things you like together and that's it! I like the words natural, free, and unstudied.

"I like mess, without it I am lost. I like the idea of doing something a bit wrong, exploring the ugly, the cheesy, the dated or the dreaded 'happy'. I like beauty, I can't deny it, but never perfection. I can't stand perfection or the strife for it," she added.

The designer is set to unveil her debut spring/summer 2013 collection inspired by the African Karoo desert, Delft porcelain and antique botanical drawings.

(Posted on 09-05-2013)