Getting to Know Gotal – GR LONDON PARIS

November 18, 2016

GRLONDONPARIS is a young London based fashion house known for merging high fashion with art.

Really honing in on perfecting the cut of a collection, Parisian Gotal Ryam is the powerhouse behind the brand. We get to know the talented designer and learn more about the house in the making…

When did your love for fashion start?

My love for fashion started with Music. Music was my entry point into fashion.  The 80s, Hip Hop, specifically placed extreme value on presentation and being original, exclusive, and aspirational. I wanted to be able to recreate this and capture the energy from the music.

Who and what has had the biggest impact on your career?

My mother. Unbeknownst to her, she trained me to think like a fashion designer. She was obsessed with fashion, and Music and also an excellent seamstress.

Which designers do you most admire?

Azzedine Alaia.

Who is your customer?

She is a modern and independent woman who has a taste for fashion, but is equally at ease in trainers as well as in high-end pieces.

What/who are your inspirations?

Everything inspires me. The entire world is source of inspiration for me.

What is your favourite piece/s of clothing in your collection?

The coat, Khamta – it is essentially a piece that I created by asking myself, which coat would I like to wear this season? It represents the various aspects of my personality – both boyish and quirky. Its design is a patchwork – a mixture that I believe represents the person that I am today.

Written by Luxuria Lifestyle Uk’s Felicity Carter

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