THE LIMELIGHT: Geo Mac Designs
[MIKARA] When & What was the moment you knew you wanted to be a fashion designer?
[GEO] I wanted to be an interior designer to begin with but half way through my high school years I started to gravitate more towards the fashion side of designing, I became more interested into garments, how they were made and how they made people look and feel. I then began designing and making a variety of garments and from then on I knew it was fashion design that I wanted to pursue.
[MIKARA] What gets you momentum/inspiration to create your designs?
[GEO] I get a lot of my inspiration through art. I love looking thoroughly at different artists work and thinking of ways in which I could possibly interpret that into my designs. For my most recent collection, I looked solely into artist Henri Matisse - Cut Out work which then inspired me to create some of the shapes and silhouettes within the collection.
[MIKARA] I love the playful colors you have in your collection, it caught my attention. What are the aesthetic elements you want to create for your evolving brand?
[GEO] Thank you! Color plays a huge part within my designs. I love how the uses of color can really make a specific design and draw peoples attention so easily. I would say the aesthetic elements which I want to create whilst evolving my brand are to have bold colors throughout as well as eye catching shapes and silhouettes.
[MIKARA] How do you define fashion?
[GEO] Fashion can be defined in so many ways, as it means a variety of things to different people but to me fashion is a way in which you can express yourself, the way you feel and the way in which you want to be portrayed. However I also believe fashion is a form of art, again this is because you can express yourself through the designs you create.
[MIKARA] As you continue to build your brand, how do you want your clients to view your clothes?
[GEO] I want my clients to view my garments in a way in which makes them feel the best they can, I want my clients to feel liberated and to see the amount of fun I have when creating my designs.
[MIKARA] Describe GeoMac Designs garments in 3-5 words?
[GEO] One-of-a-kind, Bold & Playful
[MIKARA] What luxury designer/brand do you admire the most and why?
[GEO] Comme Des Garçons have been one of my favorite designers to influence my creations. The collections they have designed and created throughout the years really provide an intense background story and you are always able to understand the background by the way it is portrayed through the garments.
[MIKARA] Outside of fashion, do you have any other talents? What do you like to do in your spare time?
[GEO] I love to cook, especially Mexican food! Fajitas are my speciality! I also love to spend time with my nearest and dearest, you can never spend too much time with the people you love.
[MIKARA] In the next 3-5 years, where would you like to see yourself?
[GEO] I hope to still be designing and producing collections which I adore and hopefully be a form of inspiration to other young designers.