Meet The Designers: What is Your Favorite Fashion Epoch?


The Fashion Fund Season 2 follows the designers who made the cut for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (a.k.a. the 2014 Ten Best Designers in America!). Now that we know who they are, we’re dying to know more! Just who ARE these guys? Fear not, fashion fans — each week while the series airs, Ovation will bring you a little insight into the backstory. Get ready to meet the designers. And don’t forget to tune in to The Fashion Fund, Wednesdays at 10ET / 7PT on Ovation.

Question of the Week: What is your Favorite Fashion Epoch?

Edie Parker: 1960s and 1970s

Ryan Roche: When I was in 1st grade I asked my mom to make me a Valentine’s day dress to wear to school. My mom would always tell me “we don’t have to buy it, we can make it and make it better!” I told her what I wanted, a white satin taffeta with white lace, puff sleeves and lots of ruffles. I wore a high side pony tail and matching white satin flats. I was the only girl at school that day in a white satin taffeta party dress and it was a moment of happiness and feeling of success, I will never forget.

Orley: Men’s fashion was pretty good in the 1400’s, I am big on pajamas as daywear.

Eva Fehren: NOW

Grey Ant: 1976-1982

Tanya Taylor: Late 1960s – full of passion and courage.

Simon Miller: We’ve been developing a lot of stonewashed jeans recently, which really became popular in the 70s – it was a great decade for denim.