We want our amazing readers to get to know our team a little better. This week, we’re thrilled to feature our very own Emily Cameron.
Emily has been part of the LL team for six years now, as our social media manager and as part of the sales team. Alongside this role, Emily has completed her honours degree in Fashion Design at RMIT, graduating at the end of last year. In her final year, Emily was awarded the opportunity to take her collection to London to showcase at Graduate Fashion Week. She was also a finalist in the recent iD International Emerging Designer Awards in New Zealand, and won the Emilia Wickstead Internship in London. We are expecting big things from her!
When did you decide to study fashion?
I’d always had a huge love of fashion from early childhood, and was always undertaking creative arty projects. After school I did an International Business degree, with the view to studying fashion after. The further I got into my business degree, the more apparent it was that what I really wanted to do was fashion, however having the business degree is really helpful background knowledge to have.
Where did your graduate collection inspiration come from?
My graduate womenswear collection titled ‘Everything in Between’ was inspired by travels to Japan and Takashi Murakami’s Superflat art movement. Garments explore the relationship between 2D and 3D through print, embellishment, and silhouette. I was exploring the Japanese cultural appropriation of Hawaiian motifs, and then re-contextualising them with a Superflat pop art aesthetic that emulates the hyper colour and bold forms of Murakami’s work. Other references include 1960s archetype garments, the art of Andy Warhol and popular culture.
What does Le Louvre mean to you?
When I think of Le Louvre, I think of quirky and individual high end style. We stock really unique pieces from our labels, that you wouldn’t necessarily see on the well known international shopping websites and in other boutiques. I also think about our rich history, and visuals of our signature ocelot and pink spring to mind.
What is your dream job?
I would love to first gain lots of experience working at fashion labels that I admire, such as Christopher Kane, Peter Pilotto and MSGM. Ultimately however, I think my dream job would be to have my own fashion label where I can fully execute my own creative vision.
What is your best fashion advice?
Dress for your body shape and you will always look amazing. There is no point in trying to wear a certain trend if the fit isn’t right. The cut of a garment is everything!
Where to next?
I’m heading to London in June to begin my internship with Emilia Wickstead, something that I’m incredibly excited about, then I will see what opportunities follow after that.
Emily in a FLASH
Describe your style in three words: Fun, colourful, and feminine.
Favourite colour: Orange
Coffee or Tea: Coffee to get me through the late nights and early mornings.
Book you are currently reading: The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career
Sunglasses: Lucy Folk. I want every single pair!
Gucci or Stella McCartney: Stella for work – the cut of her blazers are amazing, and Gucci for going out.
Follow Emily on Instagram @emilycameronfdesign
Visit her website. www.emilycameron.net