Story and images by Stefhan Gordon, Special Correspondent
After studying Fashion Design at Los Angeles Trade Tech, and working for high profile fashion companies selling their designs in
LAFW: For your spring line we photographed, what were your inspirations, and what are you trying to achieve? Did movies, materials, and or textures provide inspiration?
RM: For this collection, I was inspired by the Geishas of Japan. I love and have so much respect for the Japanese culture. There is so much elegance and beauty and I wanted to capture that in modern day dresses. I researched Kimono fabrics and fell in love with the colors and textures. While I was working, I had the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha" playing in the background on loop.
LAFW: For the pieces photographed, do you have any specific comments regarding these items? E.g. descriptions of the materials, where you sourced them, et cetera?
RM: I wanted each garment to tell a story. I chose a lot of prints and bright colors because I thought they truly represented the authenticity of the Kimonos. I designed and constructed each garment myself.
LAFW: Finally, where in LA can one purchase your items?
LAFW: Is your website inclusive, or are you going into more and new stores in 2010?
RM: These garments are from my Spring 2010 collection which will be available starting in March 2010. You can purchase from my website, www.rumplemunkeh.com I am also selling my clothes in Taylrz Joynt boutique in Sherman Oaks. I hope to move into more stores in 2010.
LAFW: Thank you very much
RM: You’re welcome, thank you too.
About the Photographer: Due to his father being an avid photographer with a dark room in the basement, Stefhan of SHGfoto.com has quite literally been shooting a SLR camera since the age of four. His photography ranges in style and content from fashion and beauty model portfolio development for agency models in
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