The first time I met Simone Stern was at the beginning of my EFA-carrier, as present she gave me her new collection. I am still wearing these dresses, for me, that is what is characteristic for Simone’s design, the beautiful textures and the strong design make each piece timeless and can be add easily to a fashionable vintage collection. Definitly showed with the Una-dress atthe EFA-Design Award Show. But Simone is not only designing gowns! With her “Style starts here” brand she demonstrate she can do much more, casualwear with modern flair, jeans, fun tops, sexy boots, and even lingerie. With her creativity for so many styles, I am anxious to see what she will make of the designs in the EFA-AIFW2009 show, time for some questions!
Simone Stern pictured by Connie Arida
For the EFA-AIFW2009 show you have to reproduce 4 outfits from the RL-show. The RL-designer describes her designs as follow: “My common designs are simple and wearable dresses. Those are most of the time make from the unusual choice of material.” How far does your style meet this style? And can you replace yourself in this style and work with it?
Simone: I think my ‘Style’ line is utterly wearable, utterly comfortable. Tops and slacks, and dresses that wear easily and don’t need a ton of accessories to look chic. The cocktail/party dress line at Simone is very wearable too, definitely fashion without a lot of fuss. The wedding gowns are…wedding gowns! They’re dreamy, floaty, soft fantasies, meant for that ONE special day.
You are placed in the theme “Now” for the show. Do you have some feeling with this theme related to your common style? Does it fit you?
Simone: The response to the Style line has been very gratifying and continues to grow in popularity. The Style line is very modern, casual, and wearable. I’m having fun designing casual clothes for men and women. If I could sum up the line in just a few words, I’d say something like “Easy self-confidence.”
The color of the designs you will create for this show is red. Do you use this color a lot? What is the special challenge for this color? Do you have a special connection with this color?
Simone: Uhm, I had to pick one color? OOPS! Too late! I picked all three, of course!
Photographer of the picture and model on the picture: Connie Arida, wearing STYLE -Outfit (by Simone!), includes belt, trousers, cami and cardigan
At Simone! you find all you need to mix and match, making your every day look totally unique, and personalized to suit you. Go and find your new look now.
Simone Stern is part of the designer team of the EFA-AIFW2009 show. Her creations will be presented in the theme “now”.