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A young designer with Turkish & Italian background; Subfusco creator Joshua Scacheri

A young designer with Turkish & Italian background; Subfusco creator Joshua Scacheri

A young designer with Turkish & Italian background; Subfusco creator Joshua Scacheri has spoken to us about Fashion and Culture

How did you get into fashion design?

After living in Italy for 6 years; I was inspired by their way of lifestyle and sense of fashion; upon my return I started to design.

Where did you go to school? What did you study?

I attend MSIT here in Brisbane; a fashion Tafe course. We studied all aspects of the fashion industry; from production to marketing; to design and concept

Did you have to train or apprentice with another designer? How was that?

No, I went solo from day one; so I’m my own boss; apprentice trainer.

What inspired you to get into fashion design?

Life in Italy

Describe your philosophy about the art of fashion.

Dress to express not to impress; as expressing one’s style will impress anyway

What about fashion as a business?

It’s a tough gig; the fashion industry is a cut throat one; many labels; a lot of competition in such a small market. Be passionate; work hard and dream..

What skills do you need to be a fashion designer?

Every skill a man needs… a great eye; determined; focused on the future; networking; passionate & able to visualise ideas and turn them into reality

What do you do during the day?

I spend 3 days a week in my boutique; the other days im in my studio working on new concepts; designing; marketing myself to the consumer; gaining PR exposure. Each day is different

What inspires your designs?

Life; love & anything that is creative or beautiful

Can you say a few words about your cultural background? Does being European (Turkish or Italian) give you an advantage or disadvantage?

I think at times yes, but at the end of the day it’s about your own persona. Being cultured with different influences helps you see beyond your local surroundings; it gives you an understanding of how my family’s background grew and evolved with hard times. One advantage being European is that I have an Italian passport, so I can live travel whenever I want to Europe.

What are your thoughts on culture vs design?

Culture makes us who we are; design makes us who we will be..

Are you able to reach the audience that hasn’t been in touch with your cultural roots?

Yes and no.. a lot of our audience do follow what is happening in European fashion, but Australia being so close to Asia is more influenced on that direction.

5 cultural icons you wouldn’t give up?

Food; language; beauty of our ladies; football and architecture.

If you could do anything else; what would it be?

Nothing.. just fashion

What advice do you have for young Australian-Turks who want to be a fashion designer?

Get a good education; follow your dreams and ask questions all the time.

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