AFTERNOON WITH ALISA RUSAKOVA
Photography LOBKE LEIJSER
"For me being an ‘artist’ and a ‘designer’ are not mutually exclusive, the two disciplines meet on an equal field in my work. I cannot imagine fashion without illustration and photography. I draw a lot and like to take pictures. This way i can "own" the whole process while working on my projects.
I always look outside for inspiration: contemporary painters, photographers and sculptors. However, inceptions for designs often come through fleeting encounters with people, which is my main source of inspiration."
"When people ask what’s kind of designer am I, or which style I’m identifying with, I never knew how to reply but now I know - I would call it avant-garde casual !"