Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Bianca Elgar ("BE") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.
BE : I am mainly self taught in fashion design, but I have a lifelong passion for art and textiles.
BE : I like to be creative in solving problems, I wanted to design for what I saw as a gap in the market.
BE : I was lucky that I was able to make that choice.
BE : High quality versatile fashion and accessories. I would like to design more versatile fashion garments.
BE : Have passion for good design, go on a mission to design the best, and understand the purpose of good design.
BE : Creative "Out of the Box" thinking.
BE : Designing something that is beautiful and useful.
BE : Good design should bring joy to many, for a long time.
BE : I would like to design a versatile wedding dress that can also be worn as an evening dress.
BE : A versatile jewellery line, but I am working on it.
BE : Creative "Out of the Dress-Up Box" thinking.
BE : Coco Chanel, Pablo Picasso and Matisse, amongst many others.
BE : One of my favourite design is my timeless Bialetti Expresso maker, which I've used for the past 35 years, I still use it and treasure it, and it makes delicious coffee.
BE : My greatest design? I am working on it, it's a new scarf shape that shows of the print in the best possible way and can be worn as part of an outfit.
BE : Look around you, not just in front of you.
BE : An artist.
BE : Applying art to items we can wear and use every day.
BE : My son.
BE : My mistakes.
BE : Inexperience.
BE : Amongst other good designers.
BE : Versatile jewellery.
BE : To become a brand, selling my products worldwide.
BE : Integrity
BE : From my point of view it is a designer's responsibility to think about the ecological and ethical impact of his/her designs.
BE : Versatile jewellery.
BE : It's always the project I am working on at that moment, I then forget about all the other projects...
BE : More thought about the environment.
BE : Towards more ethical and ecological designs, I hope...
BE : Anytime from six months to several years, I have a store full of ideas.
BE : I do my research.
BE : Beauty, Integrity and Versatility.
BE : A bit of both.
BE : The print designs on silk can only be printed with the help of modern digital technology.
BE : The Adobe Design Suite.
BE : Very important.
BE : Where did you get your inspiration from?
BE : I fall in love.
BE : I believe the best equation in life is 1+1=3
BE : My grandparents lived through the second world war, through them I learned what (design) heirlooms are.
BE : Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? By Lucy Siegle
BE : Experience and making lots of mistakes.
BE : Matisse, I also enjoy paper cutting.
BE : I am grateful.
BE : Red, home, seafood, autumn, paper and Apple.
BE : Most people are amazed when I tell them that I design with a pair scissors.
BE : I enjoy finding new ways of doing things, solving problems, I cannot do anything else.
BE : No, I was dyslexic, clumsy and very shy.
BE : I hope we have learned to design peace and happiness.
BE : I like to; invent, experiment, take risks, grow, break rules, make mistakes, learn and have fun that's why I design.
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