Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Alsu Biryukova ("AB") 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.
AB : My design is always connected with what I am experiencing inside. I do not take any story in its purest form. I rethink it and tell it in my own language.
AB : I just like to decorate or change everything around for the better, if it is in my power.
AB : The fact that I became a designer is fate, and I am very glad about that.
AB : I design garments, sometimes do home decor and product design. But fashion design interests me more.
AB : Young designers should not be afraid to be unique and different from others, even if others do not understand them. They must find their own style.
AB : A great designer always thinks about people first.
AB : For me, a really good design is always convenient and harmonious. Nothing should interfere with enjoying the thing.
AB : A good design always solves problems of an individual person or humanity as a whole.
AB : I would like to create clothes and turbans for Sheikha Moza bint Nasser and the Duchess of Cambridge. I also dream of working with large fashion houses that create couture clothing.
AB : I dream to create a fashion house Bloombia
AB : There is no secret. You need to do what you love and love what you do.
AB : I try to be inspired not by the works of design masters, but by nature, impressions, books, music.
AB : If we talk about fashion design, I admire the work of Valentino fashion house and Ulyana Sergienko fashion house. If we talk about interior design, I admire the work of Jean Louis Deniot
AB : I think my best design is yet to come.
AB : I think that you need to create a design that people need, draw a lot.
AB : If I did not become a designer, I would continue to create for my family.
AB : Design, in my opinion, always tells a story, makes sense and it does not go unnoticed.
AB : My biggest supporters are my family.
AB : Belief in myself helped me, as well as the faith of my loved ones
AB : A lot of time was spent studying economics at the academy and working at a bank
AB : designers need to tell about their design.
AB : I came up with several technologies for textile processing and I want to create a collection of clothes in the new technique.
AB : I would like to influence the fashion world
AB : it expect new collections, new inventions from me
AB : Good design, like art, fosters harmony in man
AB : Now I am working on a new collection of clothes.
AB : The greatest pleasure to me was the design of headdresses
AB : I would like people to consume less and care more about the environment
AB : Design is heading towards smart consumption.
AB : Implementation of a design project can take from one week to one year.
AB : Any design I start with sketching
AB : A designer must love and respect people.
AB : If the design is very bright, then the design creates a trend.
AB : Very often technologies are born when you solve a problem or answer a question. For example, one day I received an order. It was supposed to be a special scarf for theatrical performances in the museum. In addition to the artistic idea, it was supposed to be very comfortable, lightweight, flexible, breathable, made of certain material and similar to the scales of reptiles. When I combined these conditions, I came up with a new fabric processing technology.
AB : Sometimes in design I use a computer
AB : The role of these things is huge.
AB : I like to talk about my design. I love different questions about my design.
AB : When I see a great design, I silently contemplate and admire. You can also contemplate sakura blossoms.
AB : I had no experience in collaborative design. But I know examples of successful joint projects.
AB : The greatest influence on my design is made by clients. They do not interfere in my work, but at the same time pose complex creative tasks for me. The harder the task, the more unique the design.
AB : There are a lot of these books. I like to view well-illustrated books. But at the same time, I love the lack of illustrations. This greatly develops the imagination.
AB : A very important quality for development is responsibility, first of all to oneself.
AB : I would like to meet with Bakst, Chanel, Erte, Audrey Hepburn, Lagerfeld, the Duchess of Cambridge, Grace Kelly, Solomon, Nefertiti, Moses.
AB : I don’t know yet when I will become famous, I can answer this question.
AB : My favorite color is turquoise, I love mountains, forests, deserts, my house by the lake. I love simple food, sandwiches, soups, vegetables, fruits, berries, what I cook myself. Favorite time of year is spring. Favorite thing is a beautiful dress.
AB : I can’t recall the funny situations.
AB : What motivates me most is goals. I like to keep a diary, to paint in it affairs and goals, and then rejoice at their fulfillment.
AB : From early childhood, I created something. These have always been high quality items. My dolls were provided with the most necessary things handmade.
AB : I think that in a thousand years people will learn to value and protect nature, will produce less unnecessary products and consume less. Or maybe they will live like ancient people. This is an optimistic forecast. A pessimistic forecast is, perhaps, there will be more robots and fewer people in the world. But robots will never be able to create and invent something.
AB : Many say that my works carry incredible energy and there is a feeling that they are alive. To understand my work, they need to be seen and touched.
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