As Ralph Lauren once said “I don't design clothes. I design dreams”, our very young and enthusiastic minds onboard also feel the same and want women who wear their clothes to not only have fun but also speak confidently through the instant language of fashion. They want their clothes to ooze personality with a hint of elegance,charisma and style. Our very first designers on board “Joey Frances and Clarissa Liem”are from the island country of Indonesia and met 2 years ago in college after which they connected instantly and realised that together as a team they complement and complete each other’s work to ultimate perfection and hence decided to join Savelo as a team. Fashion as such has been a major part of Clarissa’s life. As she was growing up, she would love to dress up in cute outfits and take pictures of herself in them. Her love for fashion designing also comes in specific from pattern making as she loves problem solving and believes that there is no problem without a solution. As for Joey, she always had a knack for fine arts and always stayed researched and updated on the latest fashion trends as she was always fascinated by the glamorous industry of fashion and hence the bubbly duo decided to take up fashion designing as a career.
They both believe that creativity is a major chunk of the art of designing but at the same time is also not enough to kickstart your career as along with creativity, the knowledge of fabrics and construction of the design into reality can only come from education and hence they both took the road leading towards college. They are both doing an associate degree in fashion designing from the very well renowned university RMIT in Melbourne and strongly believe that a degree or a short course is needed to take up a career in fashion designing. Along with education they also advice our users that keeping up with trends is very important in the field and that can come from many places like magazines,fashion websites and majorly from social media including Instagram and Pinterest.
When asked about the work dynamic of the duo they answered saying that communication and trust was something that believe form the most important elements of their partnership. They also said that the fact they balance each other out make them the perfect combo. Joey specialises herself in designing while Clarissa differentiates and has an expertise in pattern making. The both of them have distinct work ethic and believe that they are open enough to say and also hear constructive criticism without any bad blood in between the both of them which helps them achieve the perfection they desire in their work.
Inspiration awaits us and is present everywhere. It depends where you turn your eye too. Well, for these debonair girls, their inspiration comes from movies. Especially Barbie which come to think of is a favourite among very young girls but at the same time is something that introduces the young girls worldwide to the a fantasy world of glamour and fashion. Not many designers would think of getting their inspiration from Barbie but this duo is not ordinary. They dream of achieving great heights while wanting to stay humble to their roots and their background. They do not believe in taking shortcuts to the path of success and henceforth want to work under designers so as to learn the importance of hard work and also gain experience in the industry.
Our duo believes that backlash that comes from bodyshaming is a thing of past and strongly believe in strengthening women of era and urge every woman to not be afraid of open opinions and judgement but wear their personality fearlessly.