INTERVIEW

Romance Was Born

LUKE SALES & ANNA PLUNKETT

WEBSITE: romancewasborn.com
INSTAGRAM: @romancewasborn
HOMETOWN: Sydney, Australia

WHEN WAS "ROMANCE WAS BORN" CREATED:

We created “Romance Was Born” in 2006 – our first Fashion Week show was in 2007.

WHAT ARE THE THREE BIGGEST INSPIRATIONS FOR YOUR WORK:

Definitely Anna, music and our work, our designs and our moods.

WHEN YOU SEE YOUR DESIGNS ON THE STREET, WHAT IS IT YOU LOVE THE MOST:

This is my favourite part of the whole process, I think this is what defines the fact that what we have done, what we have created has been successful. Being a conscious consumer of fashion, it is a huge compliment that someone would purchase and choose to wear your designs as their statement to define who they are.

ALL TIME FAVOURITE COLOUR:

Green.

THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE "ROMANCE WAS BORN" WOMAN:

Freedom, happiness, unconsciously-cool.

ASH-LEIGH CROKER IS YOUR HAIR SAVIOUR, TELL US WHY YOU LOVE HER:

Because she does what I tell her to do and then I come back and do what she told me to do.

WHAT KEEPS YOU COMING BACK TO VALONZ:

The staff are amazing, the whole salon is amazing. The privacy offered allows me to work while getting my hair done.

MUST-HAVE PRODUCT TO GET YOU THROUGH ANY BAD HAIR DAY:

I can’t live without a fantastic Sea Salt Spray!

FASHION WEEK IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR 2013 COLLECTION:

2013 will show more of an essence of Anna and me,  growth and development of the label truly showing who we are as designers.

YOU'RE KNOWN FOR DOING SOME OUTRAGEOUS SHOWS - WHAT INSPIRES YOUR RUNWAY SHOWS:

Anna and I always said if all you wanted to do was watch people walk by in clothes, you could just sit at a bus stop. With our shows, we like to create a feel and a mood to keep people focussed.

WHAT IS IN STORE FOR "ROMANCE WAS BORN" IN 2013:

We will be concentrating on growing our business, selling our designs overseas. We have some major exciting projects in the pipeline. Some really cool artist collaborations and some styling for Anna and myself – which is great because styling is on our “favourite things to do” list!

"It's about freedom, happiness and being unconsciously cool"