THE ONE WHO'S TAKING ACTION
Her World Malaysia|May - June 2020
Best known for her extensively waitlisted Nina bag, Gabriela Hearst walks the talk when it comes to sustainable luxury. The New York-based designer shares her inspirations, dreams and resolutions for herself and her eponymous label.
VALERIE WONG

WHO IS THE GABRIELA HEARST WOMAN?

“She’s a woman of action. She’s a professional. She’s ambitious. She has to take care of her family. She’s of service. And all we have to do is to make sure that we’re giving her the armour that she needs to go through life.”

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR S/S ’20 COLLECTION?

“It was about courage – both the everyday and the extraordinary kind. On our mood board were Kurdish female fighters; Athena, the goddess of war and craftsmanship; and Josephine Baker, a black dancer who was also a resistance spy during World War II. We wanted to do things we’ve not done before, and so we looked up real examples of courage.”

WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP FOR FASHION WHEN IT COMES TO SUSTAINABILITY?

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