Strangers & Candy interview: creative influences, guilty pleasures and future plans

Jul 20 2016

Rebecca Fordham, our Founder & Creative Director talks influences and motivation with Dionne Bayayi, UK Brand Ambassador and Fashion Director for S&C.

Strangers & Candy: Where do you get your inspiration?

Rebecca: From traveling, working, exhibitions and nature. Last year I made a film about Yinka Shonibare, British Nigerian artist that involved researching West African trade routes. Fabric was of course extremely important during this time.

In Nairobi, Kenya I visited the African Heritage House, a treasure trove of inspiration. And my guilty pleasure, I’m addicted to Empire. Cookie’s wardrobe is fabulous! One of her jackets looked like it was inspired by Kuba Congolese cloth.

To find out more: Strangers & Candy: The Feeling Issue

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