Interview with Ellie Lines as designer collaboration launches

I’m very excited to launch my first designer collaboration with the brilliant fashion designer, Ellie Lines. In celebration of this I have conducted a short interview with Ellie (EL) as follows.

CF: When did you first have an interest in fashion?
EL: From as early as I can remember. I remember being about 8 years old and sketching dresses.

CF: Who was your earliest fashion icon/inspiration?
EL: Audrey Hepburn

CF: Did you study fashion at school/college?
EL: I did an A-Level in Fashion and Textiles and after an Art Foundation course, I then worked as an intern at various glossy magazine.

CF: Worst look you’re not proud of?
EL: I am sure there have been a few….!

CF: Favourite dress?
EL: It’s a flip of a coin between my Carly and Julia dresses. Love them both so much. Carly just wins…

CF: Perfect first date outfit?
EL: I guess it depends a bit on where the dates is? My Candella blouse teamed with a skinny jean is a winner.

CF: What was your last fashion buy?
EL: Some Sorel boots. They were about as practical as I can get when it comes to winter footwear.

CF: I see you like poetry – favourite poet or poem?
EL: There is a beautiful poem by Hafez called My Brilliant Image. It is around 700 years old, yet so very relevant for this modern world.

CF: Currently reading?
EL: Making A Success Of Brexit by Roger Bootle.

CF: Default colour for you & your home?
EL: Pink. My house is pale pink.

CF: Chocolate or cheese?
EL: Cheese.

CF: Heels or trainers? And current favourites?
EL: In my head heels, but in reality Converse. Can’t really do trainers unless walking the dog. Probably wear Converse too much.

CF: Inspiration for launch of your dress line?
EL: I wanted to create a line of timeless dresses you could wear again and again and they would always be your friend.

CF: Inspiration for this season’s collection?
EL: The artist Lee Krasner.

CF: Latest styling project?
EL: I am launching my very first pop-up next month which will be a curated edit of British Design, fashion, art and lifestyle so am currently styling the interior of the store. Everything in there will be available to buy.

CF: Who was most fun person to dress?
EL: Too many amazing, strong, inspiring ladies to pick just one…

CF: Styling project you are most proud of?
EL: It’s not technically styling, but when a customer messages me to say she never felt as good as she did wearing one of my dresses, that makes me proud and very happy.

Ellie Lines was interviewed by Claire Featherstone.