Kostas Murkudis and Pulver are two of my favourite local fashion designers. I visited their websites today because I was asked by an actress what I think she could wear for a red carpet event and if I could recommend any german Designer and make the contact for her. I thought they were both perfect: Pulver has this understatement drama and K. Murkudis is just so beautifully sophisticated.
If I do costumes I always try to stay away from fashion as much as possible to get not too much influenced, it´s like drinking no alcohol its all about staying sober, fashionwise.
As references or inspiration I just pull out pictures or books that I truly liked for a long period, I want the costumes to be as effortless and normal at most elegant as I think they should be for an intelligent film.
But fashion, thats my other love/hate relationship, it's such an conflictive item for me, I's based on changes in every season, but I think I really just like it if it lasts. If fashion is really timeless, elegant and sexy, thats perfection to me, but I still want to see something surprisingly new and good, once in a while...