LEIGH SCHUBERT

@leighschubert

@leighschubert

Leighschubertclothing

leighschubert.com

What inspired you to start a career in fashion?

My mom taught me to sew when I was about 5, and I started making clothes for my Barbie dolls. I knew I wanted to be a fashion designer from then on.

Who are the designers and thought-leaders in the industry that you look up to and admire?

Iris van Herpen, Alessandro Michelle (Gucci), Stella MCartney, Anna Wintour

What is your take on the Vodacom Durban July theme “Birds of a Feather”?

Lots of light texture, bright colours and unusual hue mixes.

How can fashion play a constructive role during the pandemic?

Assisting in manufacturing masks and PPE outer wear,in a literal way. Changing the narrative of whats fashionable,to whats ethical and reasonable. I don’t think fashion should make political statements, it should be there for customers to look and feel their best.

Pick Six : More about you:
Favourite food and drink: Parmesan & Champagne
Favourite holiday destination: Thailand
Favourite movie or series: Schitts Creek
The best book you have ever read:  Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
What is your spirit animal, and why:  Black panther, soft and elegant and monochrome. With a lethal bite!
Three people you would invite to dinner and why: I could never invite only 3 people to a dinner party – I like to entertain large !