Paying close attention to ethical trading, design standards and luxury quality that join seamlessly to create bold beautiful clothing. Here creative director and founder Samantha-Jane Agbontaen tells me more about Fabryan and what inspires her.
Q. What inspires your creative approach to designer and who is the FABRYAN woman?
Anything inspires me. It can be one of my previous travels, architecture, nature, buildings. For my last collection it was the 1950’s glamour. The ‘Fabryan’ woman is a modern lady who is not afraid to stand out. She is elegant; she embraces her body, wearing clothes that accentuate her curves without being a fashion victim.
Q. What three things would you tell someone aspiring to one day design fashion?
* Work extremely hard
* Do loads of research
* Do not give up
Q. Tell me more about your connection to Children of Haggai Foundation?
It was founded by Sheffy Bello- Osagie. The charity sponsors underprivileged children in Nigeria to get an education. School fees, books, uniforms etc. We are working with them to make a difference!
Q. As a designer you strive for only the finest and have featured in some notable publications such as Vogue, Drapers, and Tatler, but what has been your highlight so far?
Every publication has been a highlight. And I am very grateful for each one of them. However, I believe the best is yet to come.
Q. What does 2013 & beyond have in store for your label?
We have a few exciting things in the pipeline. We are set to launch a homeware range this year. We have some amazing fashion shows and fashion weeks to showcase our collections; including an invitation by the British High commission in Vienna to do a fashion show for the launch of the new Range Rover Sport. It’s terribly exciting. We hope that 2013 is a remarkable year of opportunities for us.
2013 promises to be amazing year for Fabryan and see the collection visit www.fabryan.com