Wed cofounders Evan Phillips and Amy Trinh.
During this unprecedented time, Wed cofounders Amy Trinh and Evan Phillips express their feelings of hopefulness under quarantine. With the current state of fashion in question, the designers remain optimistic the industry will address its problems and remain confident in their work. This time has brought them room to appreciate the simple joys of life, which has allowed them to appreciate their design process that much more. The duo’s brand of custom-made Surrealist bridalwear and eveningwear embodies innovative drapes. Here, the designers talk about their approach to creating their own rules and their sustainable developments.
WWD: Given the circumstances, how have you found inspirations these days?
Evan Phillips: As I am back home for a bit, I’ve had the chance to look through the stacks of old books that I keep here, which has been inspiring as I’ve not looked through many of them since I was a student!
Amy Trinh: I find inspiration on my family WhatsApp group where my siblings send pictures and videos of my niece and nephews. We are forever inspired by drape techniques and historical references; these play a huge part in our aesthetic.
A look from Wed.
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