Fashion East pop quiz

The Fashion East trio talk lack of sleep but plenty of strawberry juice and Japanese tunes

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Each season Fashion East supports three designers to showcase on their catwalk. Ryan Lo, Ashley Williams and Claire Barrow were all hailed to do so last year and, after making quite their mark, the talented trio - and close friends - were re-invited again for SS14. Whilst anticipating what tongue-in-cheek, perfectly pop cultured lols and enigmatic designs will steal our hearts (again) at their show tomorrow, we reveal the personalities behind it all in this little pop quiz. 

RYAN LO

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What song do you have on repeat in the studio at the moment?

A Japanese anime song, which will likely be my show music. George Michael 'I Never Gonna Dance Again.' And a Cantonese song called '情人戰' from Kelly Chen. 

Are you the heartbreaker or the heart broken?

Work wise? Maybe a bit of both? I love to me a career women bitch on heels, power dressing shoulder pads, Devil Wears Prada, hungry bitch though; crash all my assistants! 

Do you ever design drunk?

NO. I am sober, always.

What’s your poison?

Coke! I mean Coca Cola. Still, it's Bad!

What photograph do you wish you’d taken?

Nude ones.

If you could cast anyone in your show who would it be?

Devon Aoki.

What’s the first thing you do at the end of a show?

Saying “I hate everything! So many mistakes! I could have done better!”

On your deathbed, what would you choose as the last artwork to ever lay your eyes on?

Shitty white ceiling and flashback memories!

Do you dream the night before the show?

No. No time to sleep before the show. 

What’s been your most memorable moment together as a trio?

Group Facebook chat about everything. Lol. 

ASHLEY WILLIAMS

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On your deathbed, what would you choose as the last artwork to ever lay your eyes on?

Mona Lisa, looking smug at me as I die.

What’s your poison?

Lol.

What song do you have on repeat in the studio at the moment?

‘Friday’ by Rebecca Black KEEPS coming on when I put it on shuffle, but its not on purpose, I don't skip it most of the time though.

Do you ever design drunk?

No.

Are you the heartbreaker or the heart broken?

60% dumped 40% dumper.

What band would you have liked to be in?

Fleetwood Mac.

If you could cast anyone in your show who would it be?

Eliza Grace Cummings.

Do you dream the night before your show?

Day dream because I'm not asleep.

Better to reign in Hell or serve in Heaven?

Heaven, sorry. 

CLAIRE BARROW

Claire Barrow portrait by Sarah Piantadosi
Photo by Sarah Piantadosi

What’s been your most memorable moment together as a trio?

Discovering Vine in the Paris Showrooms.

If you could cast anyone in your show who would it be?

A young Anejelica Huston. 

What's the first lie you ever told?

That I was happy to let a girl at nursery brush my hair for a full afternoon (with her hairbrush) because she wanted to be a hairdresser. I was a pushover - I just sat there and it really hurt. 

What song do you have on repeat in the studio at the moment?

The Hollies - Bus Stop.

What band would you have liked to be in?

The Cramps.

Do you ever design drunk?

Yep. 

What’s your poison?

Strawberry juice.

Are you the heartbreaker or the heart broken?

Both. 

Do you dream the night before your show?

You don’t sleep the night before the show!!!

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