5 QUESTIONS WITH A FASHION DESIGNER | DELLA SPENCER the designer who refuses to waste fabric. - Chelf
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5 QUESTIONS WITH A FASHION DESIGNER | DELLA SPENCER the designer who refuses to waste fabric.

5 QUESTIONS WITH A FASHION DESIGNER | DELLA SPENCER the designer who refuses to waste fabric.

1.what’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned from your experience as a fashion designer?

DON’T follow trends set your own 

RECYCLING  is undervalued and creates unique challenges

EQUALITY  in fashion is needed from top to bottom 

The use of textures, finishings and pattern design really EXCITE me

I have a GIFT  for colour placement and surface textiles  

2.Do you have an everyday uniform?

No, even at school I would break the uniform rules and style up.

During the day I run a tattoo shop with my husband so I have the freedom to dress as creative as I want and  often wear something I have made so I fit that description easily.

3.What role do you think social media plays in fashion today?

I think social media is important in every industry and that creative careers really do benefit the most from visual platforms and can creating fanbases easily through sharing posts.

I believe that organic development on social media is an important aspect of branding  although many fans buy into the image of the elite or popular pages based on ratios of fans to followers etc I believe that if you had to buy your likes, fans, etc I think that it defeats that ‘popular image’ you are trying to portray. So I totally respect organically grown social media pages and those that share and network with those that may have nothing in return to offer them. I have multiple pages on every social media platform but have done so since the early days with myspace etc I have always tried to help others on social media and made many great contacts by doing so. the whole purpose of the web is to work the net ( network) just don’t get caught up it.

4.Tell us about your future plans.

I can’t do that its 007 top-secret stuff   – lol

ok so my future plans in a nutshell is to continue enjoying creating garments bespoke custom ordered pieces and full collections, I look forward to continuing networking with fabulous people and aim to create an impact with my work.

5.What advice would you give to young designers starting out?

You are as good as your last piece of work so never stop researching, good foundations will always produce good results 😉   

Also there is always a way to create sustainable or environmentally friendly clothing so be innovative, resourceful and culturally authentic in your vision and message. 



           Della Spencer  is a local resident to Cambridge who worked for government in diversity for many years and also ran Urban music and dance development business has recently changed career cause and achieved her BA degree in fashion design.

She is a mother of two and co director of victoria road tattoo shop collects this vibrant energy and diverse experience in her  patterns and designs. The garments are bold, visually impacting and are sure to brighten anyone’s day in an unforgetable way.

         Her designs are bright and bold with ‘NO APOLOGY’ for those who think the world needs no more “AVERAGE” and want to STYLE UP !

Find Della on her website, her tattoo shop or her Facebook page.

  • Tara
    Posted at 01:27h, 25 February Reply

    love the creativity! sounds like an awesome line!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 08:07h, 25 February Reply

      Glad you enjoyed the interview Tara!

  • Hannah
    Posted at 02:51h, 25 February Reply

    I love how she is inspiring people to create rather than copy other people and trends and it is true that you’re as good as your last piece so always try to give the best of you in everything you make. 🙂 Love the answers!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 08:07h, 25 February Reply

      That’s my fave part about Della! She does not follow. She leads.

  • FS Page
    Posted at 03:49h, 25 February Reply

    It is very interesting to get such perspective of successful fashion designers. You never realize the thought process and intentions behind all those minute details till you read their thoughts in articles like this.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 08:06h, 25 February Reply

      so true! And Della sure puts a lot of thought into every little detail!

  • Mara
    Posted at 08:52h, 25 February Reply

    I love this! It is an amazing post♥️


    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 15:03h, 25 February Reply

      Thank you Mara! I hope it inspired you!

  • Vox
    Posted at 16:10h, 26 February Reply

    This is fascinating! I love her style. Thank you for sharing her with us. ?

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 15:30h, 28 February Reply

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the interview Vox, and got to know Della!

  • Jemima | Fiddle & Spoon
    Posted at 22:24h, 26 February Reply

    Looove the colour in her designs! Incredible.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 15:30h, 28 February Reply

      Even I – the monochrome minimalist- got meshmerized by how she uses color and textures!

  • Kate
    Posted at 10:34h, 27 February Reply

    Such a great interview. I love her whole ethos.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 15:27h, 28 February Reply

      Thank you for stopping by Kate! Indeed Della’s ethos should be an example for all designers!

  • Laura
    Posted at 13:10h, 27 February Reply

    Oh wow what a great interview and such a cool designer, love that she uses up fabrics, thinks out of the box and her clothes are ace

    Laura x

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 15:26h, 28 February Reply

      she is indeed amazing!

  • thathonestything
    Posted at 23:59h, 18 March Reply

    I absolutely love how you designed this interview and the questions asked. Thank you for broadening our horizons and for this awesome perspective!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 11:39h, 19 March Reply

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it !

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