"I want to design real clothes that people want to wear."

Two seasons in at Fashion East and just announced as a recipient of CFE’s New Fashion Pioneer programme – alongside Liam Hodges, A. Sauvage, Studio XO, Faustine Steinmetz and Mariana Jungman – Louise Alsop is on to something.

“I want to design real clothes that people want to wear. That’s the dream,” she told Jessica Bumpus for our AW14 fashion special (here), while her self appointed design signatures include layering, graphic prints and sheers.

Adding a girlish vibe (read: a fluffy blue headband) to the traditionally raw Louise Alsop aesthetic, Clash Fashion Editor (and Alsop’s show time stylist) Lola Chatterton above shoots the designer’s AW14 collection, while below we asked the Westminster graduate her last five….

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Exhibitions visited?
Frieze/Frieze masters
Sigmar Polke at Tate Modern
Alexander Heir at Sang Bleu pop-up
Richard Serra: Drawings for the Courtauld
Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination at the British Library

Songs heard?
‘Girls’ by Daniel Johnston
‘Good Things’ by The Menzingers
‘Sissy That Walk’ by RuPaul
‘I Saw Her Standing There’ by Daniel Johnston
‘Leather Jacket’ by Joyce Manor
                

Items bought? 
'Women Who Run with The Wolves’ by Clarissa Pinkola Estes (book)
A bottle of water
250 watt light bulb for screen printing 
15 meters of back cotton drill
Lindzine #1 (Lindsay Lohan fanzine)

Films watched? 
Nick Cave – 20,000 Days On Earth
La Haine
Pollock
Paris Is Burning
Mean Girls
                

Twitter accounts followed?
Nicomede Talavera @Nicomede_T
Pace Gallery @PaceGallery
Larry Clark @larryclarkfilms
MAC Cosmetics @MACcosmetics
Faustine Steinmetz @F_Steinmetz

Photographer: Julia Kennedy
Stylist: Lola Chatterton
Hair: Ben Talbott
Make-up: Kristina Vidic
Model: Jenna @ Select
Set Designer: Ellen 

www.louisealsop.com

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