Amanda Wakeley 25 Questions For 25 Years

The Designer Celebrates 25 Years At London Fashion Week

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This coming Spring/Summer 2016 season at London Fashion Week sees British designer Amanda Wakeley celebrate her 25th season. Famed for her glamour fuelled shows and her constant restyling of the classic LBD, Amanda Wakely continues to be tour de force in evening dressing. 

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We caught up with the designer for a quick-fire 25 questions. 

 

1) You are a great designer because…

It’s my passion. I love women and want them to feel gorgeous, empowered and effortlessly chic 

 

2) Three words to describe your style?

Clean, glamorous and sporty

 

3) Your personality type is?

I am a true Virgo: a perrfectionist, hard on myself but very loyal

 

4) Your greatest skill is?

Hopefully designing

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5) Your favourite collection ever is?

My upcoming 25th anniversary collection, which will be showcased at LFW on the 22nd September

 

6) Trouser or skirt suit? 

Trousers - I love a tux suit worn day and night

 

7) The colour you wear most? 

Black

 

8) What's your hidden talent?

I like to slalom water-ski.

 

9) Who is the person you would most want to collaborate with?  

In my dreams it's Karl Largerfeld, what a creative genius!

 

10) The person you admire most? 

My partner, Hugh

 

11) If you weren’t a designer,, you would be...

Its impossible to imagine doing anything else

 

12) Colour you love most? 

Black

 

13) Heel or flat? 

Flat for running around the studio and a killer heel for a night out

 

14) Gold or silver? 

Silver and Rose Gold

 

15) What's your greatest success? 

Building my brand and having a loyal customer base of women who trust and love my designs

 

16) What  has been your biggest knockback? 

I never give negatives oxygen

 

17) Favourite hotel in the world? 

The George V in Paris – it’s exquisite and is a very special place for Hugh and I

 

18) Coffee or tea? 

Green tea

 

19) Favourite London landmark? 

The River Thames - our apartment in Chelsea overlooks it. It is definitely the heart of the city

 

20) Real Wives of Beverley Hills or Made in Chelsea? 

Real Housewives of NY - I first met Dorinda 20 years ago and she is a great woman

 

21) Queen of England or First Lady of USA?

Queen of England, she is a global icon

 

22) Your motto is?

 Live each day to the full

 

23) The thing you most value? 

Love and loyalty

 

24) The most valuable lesson you’ve learned?

The power of believing in yourself

 

25) Your greatest piece of advice?

 Only do what you are passionate about - life is too short

 

We cannot wait to see that the 25th collection holds on store. 

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