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Arcade Fire’s designer answers questions

Renata Morales and Régine Chassagne, at the 2014 Oscars, wearing one of Morales' creations.

Renata Morales and Régine Chassagne (pictured on the 2014 Oscars gala red carpet) in one of Morales’ dresses.

Renata Morales who design Régine Chassagne’s many spectacular dresses and the Arcade Fire guys’ outfits was interviewed by Tolly Dolly Posh. Morales spoke about among other things what it’s like working with Arcade Fire.

    What’s your background in terms of fashion design experience?
    My scholar background is in the visual arts (Arts!) but my fashion background is the street. I started by working in factories and eventually was able to make my own line and open my own stores.

    What’s one piece of advice you can give myself (and other aspiring designers)?
    Analyse things you live + why you like them
    -Read about your heroes and their story
    -People watch
    -Have some self-enthusiasm + follow your gut

    You’ve previously worked with the band, Arcade Fire, how was your experience with working with such a creative group of people?
    It is a NEVERENDING cycle. My biggest influences and sources of inspiration come from music and contemporary ART.
    How and in what form, do you collect and gain inspiration for your work?
    They are some of my best friends, we have been working together for over 10 years. They are 6 super talented human beings – each one with a very different but strong personality and own sense of aesthetic. It is always inspiring and challenging. I love them.

    Did you receive a full brief, or were you just set the general vibe when it came to costumes for shows/tours like Reflektor?
    With every album that I have worked with them, came a different aesthetic and performance style. Those guys know what they want but they are also quite open about collaboration and input.

    What’s your biggest creative struggle right now and how are you dealing with it?
    To keep evolving creatively and aesthetically and to keep the business the same way. I deal with it by working and hard and enjoying life too.

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