CARIANNE MOORE

...exploring the subtle intricacies of well-formed design

Graduating from London College of Fashion over ten years ago, I have worked around the world with a number of well-known fashion designers such as Dai Rees, Ksubi and Kirrily Johnston. Influenced by innovative elegance and organic design, my "Woodland Seas" collection of handbags and millinery embodies the intricacies of the beauty found on both land and sea. Hand-drawn illustrations are etched and laser-cut into grains of richly stained woods, while vibrant coloured Paua shell permeates through. Alongside such intricate details stand textured leathers in a palette of winter colours. Intricate weaving techniques using dragon scale leather create a playful touch of escapism, as origami pleating accentuates the subtle curves of detail in a chic and effortless way.

Nothing inspires me like…
Science fiction films, such as Barbarella, Blade Runner, The Fifth Element, The Cell, Flash Gordon, and fantasy, such as The Dark Crystal, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Underworld. Organic design from the 1920s and the natural world plays a large role in influencing my design.

I hope…
That through my business becoming successful, I can contribute to animal conservation and eco-tourism in Third World countries.

Cultural influences…
Include age-old techniques from Japanese tradition.

I got where I am...
Through hard work, determination to succeed and to never compromise on my vision and principles of design. As well as the support from my fiancé and business partner who I share the same dreams and visions for our life.

Fashion can sometimes...
Be superficial and pretentious and make people lose sight of what is really important in life. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what you wear, but why you wear it.

I scream when…
Things don’t go my way.

Money makes…
Me crazy!!!!!!

Love now because…
You will die later.

I dance like…
It’s the last dance.

Creativity comes from…
Experiences in life.

If I could…
Buy the rainforest tomorrow and set up a nature reserve, I would.

I once thought…
I was Danger Mouse but with a bowl cut.

Love is…
Alexander, our cat, who is magnificent.

My dreams are…
Coming true day by day.

My future is…
Whatever I want to see in my crystal ball.