About the Seller
Designer Robin Fator designs jewled corsets, full skirts, accessories and more! Dark Pony Designs is a mix of classic vintage with new feminine style. Black white and some sparkle- each piece is tailored and perfect!
What is your inspiration for this collection?
I find inspiration in music, film, art, haute couture, costumes, and photography. Andy Warhol is a big influence, I love Madonna, Helmut Newton changed the fashion editorial forever, and Dolce and Gabbana continue to inspire. I find a bold, defined, striking silhouette attractive on every woman. Bombshells of the past like Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, and Elizabeth Taylor are a joy to look at and feel fresh, even now. I keep coming back to the same themes a lot: fantasy, cocktail parties, the disco era, contrasts, symbols, romance, and whimsy.
What has prepared you to enter the world as a fashion designer?
Since being a very young child I have been in love with fashion. I feel like I have been researching the industry since I was 11! I went to college for visual art with photography as a focus, and I feel like those parts of my education prepared me to be very critical of balance, color, and presentation. My real preparation has been my drive to succeed coupled with a very defined vision :-)
Your 3 wardrobe staples:
Jeans, Statement Earrings, Bustier
Favorite Fashion Decade:
That's a hard one, because I find inspiration from so many eras of the past. The roaring 20's, mid 50's and late 70's early 80's.
You'd never be caught dead wearing:
Sweat Pants with Uggs!
One thing you couldn't live without:
Favorite Celebrity Fashion Icon:
So hard... Gwen Stefani, Chloe Sevigny, Kate Moss, Madonna
Perfect night on the town outfit:
Mini bandage dress (with bustier underneath), short fur coat (faux), alexander mcqueen clutch, fenton/fallon jewelry (lots), Christian Louboutin heels in hot pink!
What other activities do you enjoy besides design?
I love making collage art, riding horses, walks with my family, swimming, dancing, reading a really inspiring interview, listening to music, traveling, and a trip to the farmers market.
What is your favorite part about being a Fashion Designer?
I love that I can set my own hours, work from home, satisfy my creativity, and have complete control over the final product!
Robin N Fator
Member Since: 06/06/2011