At the beginning of the year I was asked to do an interview with Bristol based designer, dress maker, costumier and corsetry specialist Gilly Woo (Gill Cockwell) for Guide2Bristol.She really is inspirational, driven and involved with a lot of different projects all at once...
'What is next for Gilly Woo?
Well, we are very busy indeed with bespoke commissions for all sorts of occasion wear for the rest of this year.
I filmed a TV programme (bridal boudoir) for wedding TV at the end of last year so that will air in the spring and hopefully bring with it lots of enquiries (fingers crossed!) and we are still developing the ready to wear collection as well.
We are retailing off the peg corsets from Woohoo Vintage in Shepton Mallet and will be aiming to increase sales there as well as looking for potential retail outlets else where in the country.
Events wise I am a very busy girl too...
This April I'll be doing a catwalk show for Women South West and I have the privilege of cutting the ribbon to open the vintage weekender Ruby Slipper Retro in Torquay. Come June I'll be judging best dressed and best hat at the Bath and West show and then of course there is the Gilly Woo Christmas Do to organise for December as well as the 2 or 3 fashion shows we usually get involved in throughout the year.
I'll continue to write my column for Suit Yourself magazine too. It's a lot to fit in and I'm so lucky to have such wonderful staff who work so hard along side me to make it all happen, I'm also lucky enough to love my job!'
For the full interview please head over to Guide2Bristol.
Fashion Fantasist xx