June 21st, 2012
Furne One is the curator of Amato Haute Couture, a luxury couture house in the heart of Dubai. Furne is one of the globe’s most hotly anticipated fashion designers – he chats to Wonderland about life in the limelight.
How would you describe your work?
I am just a simple person who had a dream, I worked increasingly hard to make my dreams come true. Many people have described my work as eclectic and ethereal. But personally my style is in awe of the glam goth look.
You have been described as the most anticipated upcoming designers of the 21st Century. How do you feel about this?
I am unkeen of such labelling – however, as a fashion designer I find it very touching and fulfilling that many people look up to me and my designs.
You have worked with some of the biggest names on the planet, such as Katy Perry. Would it be fair to say that she has become your unofficial muse?
Yes, of course! Katy Perry is such an inspiration to me. I love working, and collaborating with her she is a breathe of fresh air. She is such a talent and a great person. When I find out that someone is wearing one of my creations to a event of any kind, it becomes overpowering and I remember why I got into design all those moons ago.
Did you expect the level of success you’ve gained? What advice would you give to aspiring designers?
I think anyone with determination and persistance can really change their lives forever. For aspiring designers, I can only say keep honing and perfecting your craft. If you build it, it will come true.
If you were stranded on a deserted island miles away from civilisation, what three items would you want with you? Why?
Wow, could you imagine? This would be a god-send to me sometimes – especially when I look in my schedule and don’t have a planned day off for a while. I dream of a place miles away from civillisation – I would take water and food to nourish my mind.
Words: Jimmy Outhwaite