"My advice is to fight for their dreams, and that criticism will help them to learn and become stronger."
Fashion designers are the hardest to get interviewed. After reading Pilar's interview and checking her Facebook account, now we understand why- they are all so busy!
We found Pilar on Instagram, and we hesitated to approach her at the beginning. Check her Instagram account and you'll understand what we are referring to. But like everyone else who just started, we tried our best and sent her a message. We did not expect a reply since we approached 20 fashion designers that day, but almost two hours later, she responded, and we were so happy. Finally, a fashion designer!
She recently had her show where you can see photos both on her Instagram and Facebook accounts. Oh, we wished we were there clapping our hands. It seemed successful.
Tell us about yourself.
My name its Pilar Llamas, I’m from Mula a little town from Spain Murcia, I’m 23 and fashion designer.
At what age did you start becoming fascinated with fashion?
The truth’s that I always wanted to be a fashion designer; I remember a day from when I was 4 or 5 my mother asked me. You want to wear the dresses you draw, or you want to create them? I tell her that I want to create new clothes, and she tells me that the was a fashion designer, from that moment, every time someone asked me what I wanted to be I was so convinced in my answer.
How did you prepare for a career in styling?
Having so clear what I wanted to in the future I began to develop from an early age. I went to art and painting classes in elementary school. I also studied Visual Arts and Design in high school. Then I studied fashion design at the art college in Murcia (Spain) and also last year I made a designer course of footwear and accessories in Elda (Spain)
How important is Fashion Week for you?
I think that fashion weeks are so important for young designers like me because they lay us show our art and meet different type of people.
What is your dream job?
My dream job is to be the leading designer of a reputable brand while owning my fashion brand Pilar Llamas, although my main goal is always devoted to fashion, work in fashion.
What are your plans for the future? Where do you see yourself taking your designing career?
My plans are to design new collections to let me know in all kinds of contests and fashion shows, work in a fashion company and learn languages.
Name the top three things in your designing kit that are must-haves?
The three most important things in my design kit are paper, pen and pins.
Tell us your most unforgettable experience as a designer?
That was the first time I came out to greet the end of my first fashion show in Valencia fashion week; I think that was the first time I cried from happiness.
Favourite all time designer?
I could not choose just a favourite designer of all time because I tend to like many different styles, but some of the designers that I like and admire your work are Balenciaga, Dior, Elsa Schiaparelli, Paco Rabanne and Elie Saab.
Advice for the up-and-coming fashion designer up there?
My advice is to fight for their dreams, and that criticism will help them to learn and become stronger.
Adriana Lima Favourite photographer? Annie Leibovitz