Interview with Abhisaar Saxena

Winner of Fashion Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Abhisaar Saxena shares insights


Interview with Abhisaar Saxena at Wednesday 15th of August 2018:

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
AS : I have completed my BTEC HND in Fashion and Textiles from Edxecel University, UK and B.Tech in Fashion and Lifestyle Design from Mewar University, India.

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
AS : The desire to create something that is very expressive and passionate drove me to become a designer.

DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
AS : I chose to become a designer.

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
AS : Currently my design collections are more of ready-to-wear pieces, I am interested to work on couture designs.

DL: What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
AS : It is important to be steady and focused.

DL: What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
AS : Good designers generally tend to focus on functionality and problem solving. Great designers incorporate the additional element of a meaningful concept and a great product experience.

DL: What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
AS : A meaningful concept and value addition to the design can elevate a design from being just good.

DL: What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
AS : I believe that the life of a product and the user experience justifies the value of a good design. It is always advisable to invest in a good design as it is a satisfactory purchase and will last you a long time.

DL: What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?
AS : I would like to come up with a collection that that serves as a tribute to all the wonderful designers that I have been an inspiration to me.

DL: What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
AS : There is no definite recipe to success but if you must know I have two secrets ingredients, ‘exploration and analysis’.

DL: Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
AS : Alexander McQueen, Stephan Rolland and Issey Miyake.

DL: What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
AS : I like the work of designers who portray powerful concepts in the most apt way. The understanding and translation of concept to design is something that impresses me.

DL: What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
AS : I believe I am yet to attempt my great design.

DL: How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
AS : I started being a critic to my work and I always review my work honestly to come up with better results.

DL: If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?
AS : Architecture or Space designing

DL: How do you define design, what is design for you?
AS : Design is a creative solution, something that facilitates a function in an innovative manner.

DL: Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?
AS : My parents.

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?
AS : Patience, study and hard work.

DL: How do you think designers should present their work?
AS : I feel designers should always present their work in the best and most suitable manner, which supports their concept or inspiration.

DL: What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?
AS : I want to live through my designs, and be remembered as a designer that worked with unconventional inspirations, stood for change in the society and promoted empowerment of women.

DL: What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?
AS : People generally expect a lot of innovation and trend-setting designs.

DL: What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?
AS : The quality and literacy rate among the skilled labor.

DL: How long does it take you to finalize a design project?
AS : A few hours or even a couple of days at times, depends on the vastness of the project.

DL: When you have a new design project, where do you start?
AS : Research and story line.

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?
AS : I like to keep it simple. Simplicity I believe is most expressive and can be easily understood too.

DL: Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?
AS : Design sets trends.

DL: What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?
AS : I work on the Adobe suite for most of my graphic work.

DL: What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?
AS : Design is entirely dependent on color, material and ambient.

DL: Irrelative of time and space, who you would want to meet, talk and discuss with?
AS : Alexander McQueen.

DL: When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?
AS : Probably yes, even though I wasn’t very artistic as a child, I was very creative I would come up with new games, modify toys and had the hardest time shopping since I never liked what the market offered then.

DL: What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?
AS : I am sure we will be living in a super advanced lifestyle and we would have discovered a solution for all the troubles our planet is facing today.