Peter Movrin

...fashion is my artistic expression

To me fashion design is a picturesque art. In fashion you can also find marvellous people such as Picasso, Fellini and Edith Piaf. They are phenomena which always gave enthusiasm and juiciness to their creativity. They became wonders. Their divine life work will be admired forever. I always follow myself. I try to create trends rather than follow them. I studied art because I express myself through art, above all through clothing design.

The message I want to deliver through my work is that fashion can also be art. Art does not necessarily only mean video, photography and painting. I communicate art through my clothing. The theme I find myself returning to is "back to nature", but I’m also interested in French Swiss literature and philosophers of the 18th century, like Jean Jacques Rousseau.

I am inspired by insects, birds, fish, gardens... many times my design is expressed through tradition which transforms into innovation. A large factor which also affects how I create is my feeling and the specific situation I am in at the time of producing a collection. Good art makes someone think. I do not have any special models or patterns. There is always something beautiful in art, no matter what your opinion. I never leave projects untouched, I realise them at least in my mind and I store them in my subconscious. They all come to daylight sooner or later and they never let me leave them unfinished.

Nothing inspires me like...
My favourite smell of perfume and thought of yesterday.

I hope...
That certain people will never understand me. I also hope that this is just the beginning of my creativity. And that I will be able to keep doing everything I love to do.

Cultural influences...
Are more than just inspiration.

I got where I am...
With hard work and a bit of luck.

Fashion can sometimes...
Be better than passion.

Money makes...
Me happy if the amount is big enough to make all of my collections become a reality, or to hell with it.

Faith in...
Myself gives me hope.

Cake makes me...
Very fat in the last month.

Creativity comes from...
Inside when you look out.

If I could...
I would have a boutique butcher’s shop. I come from a family of butchers. And for me tradition is the most important.

Love is…
L.P. is a wonderful person who inspired me with simplicity.

My dreams are...
Slowly but surely becoming real. Because of that I hardly sleep.

My future is...
A mystery and will never be written in the stars.

I wouldn't pay for...
Sex.

My Mum...
Is one of the best critics of my work. She is always a perfectionist even if we talk about making cakes or sewing. She is absolutely marvellous.

I like making...
A mess.

I wouldn't want...
To stop being naughty.