Magony, Zsuzsanna [zsmagony]
What is your specialty?
fashion design, urban nomad style
Where can we view your portfolio online?
What made you interested in design?
I have always been interested in any kind of arts. When I was 15, I started to create my clothes. I became loved with this. This made me interested in design.
What has been your professional career path?
First I started to make clothes myself. Than I wanted to study more about fashion. I have done an clothing engineer BA degree, a fashion designer MA degree and a design manager MA degree. I graduated in 2006, and 2007. During this time I created collections, took part in competitions, applied awards. I have received the Hungarian Design Award in 2008 and the Moholy-Nagy Design Grant three times. These helped me to be known. Now, I am working, people likes my stuffs. And I am happy.
Have you received any awards for your work in the field of design?
Hungarian Design Award 2008
Moholy-Nagy Design Grant 2007, 2008, 2009
What is your motivation? What makes you get up in the mornings?
My dream is a well functioning business including clothing atelier and designer jobs, as well.
How would you define your design style?
My design focuses on urban nomad lifestyle. I am interested in solving problems of travelling by public transport in a metropolis. My clothes are transformeables and are able to avoid against traffic with reflecting parts.
How do you promote and move your work?
I am selling my products in design shops, design fairs and on webshops.
In which new areas would you like to experiment?
I love creating really elegant clothes. Elegance is an forgot function. I would like to work with it.
Shapes, color, concept: where do you usually begin when conceiving a design?
I always has a strong concept, then I tell it with a shape. Color is a secondary maintance in my work.
What are your sources for documentation and to generate ideas?
Which festivals or awards in your field do you find most interesting?
Mittelmoda, ITS8, MUJI
What is your favourite type of customer?
Who know what they want, but intrested in my mind.
To a certain point, is copying justifiable?
List some things you dislike seeing in design.
postmodern, chineese copies
Do you believe the newer generations are better at designing?
I don't think so. Everybody is inspired of his or her own life. Every life are different, but I don't think that there would be better in the past, or in the future.
With which type of client would you decline in working for?
Who ask for me something I don't know.
How do you calculate budgets for a design project?
Materials, plus every type of working fee, plus tax.
Which professionals in your field -contemporary or past- do you most admire?
Hussein Calayan, Gabrielle Chanel, Leonardo da Vinci
Which software applications do you most utilize in your work?
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign
Up to what point do your designs reflect your personality?
Design is a way of communication...It reflects my personality, as it does client's do.
How do you distinguish passing fads from mainstays in new trends?
Trend is only a direction for me.
If you weren't a designer, what would you be doing?
I would be a writer.
At this moment, what would be your dream job or project?
A lot of highly paid design work.
Can you see yourself in this field twenty years from now?
No, I'm creating my future now.
Which design resources online do you frequently visit?