Volt launched their first app transforming the editorials of the issue 14 into artwork.
‘Volt Introduces’ ten young artists who were commissioned to interpret ten editorials from Volt 14 into a vision of their own, using illustration, film, animation and photography, with illustration as the focal point.
Download Volt app HERE
To get to know the young talents more, we had a short interview with them.
Let us introduce: Regina Sepp
Volt Café: Where do you get your inspiration?
Regina Sepp: People inspire me a lot: their characters, cultures/subcultures and lifestyles. That’s why I am into fashion: it is so close to people.
My love for travelling comes from my curiosity towards new ways of thinking; it’s fascinating for me.
I am also very much inspired by music and films.
VC: How would you describe your work?
RS: I am studying fashion branding, so I create concepts and visual identities. Image wise, I tend to create moving pictures, I just find it more fun to work with rather than with stills.
VC: What would you like to tell to the world with your work?
RS: I believe that fashion and art can be both beautiful and ugly but it should never be boring. I find normality and perfection dull. I think differences are what make the world exciting and we should embrace it more instead of creating and mimicking ideals.
VC: What are your biggest achievements so far?
RS: Interning at Volt magazine has given me a lot of opportunities and taught me a lot in practice. Studying at Amsterdam Fashion Institute; that gives me a very practical education. I have also learned from working at byAMFI store, Scandale and American Apparel.
VC: What do you think is the future holds for fashion film?
RS: Besides the increasing amounts of fashion films, I think they also start having more of a storyline through them, rather than just being moving photo shoots.
VC: Should fashion be any different?
RS: Definitely, high fashion in general should not be one facetted, the industry needs to go more diverse when it comes to sizes, races, ages and beauty ideals. Fashion should be slower too; the idea of “in fashion” and “out of fashion” every season creates too much waste and cheap labour. People shouldn’t change their clothing as often as they do.
A few companies are working towards improving those problems but it still has a lot of growing to do.
VC: Who would you have a creative pow-wow with for half an hour?
RS: Either Juergen Teller or Steven Klein.
VC: Are there any fashion houses that particularly inspire you?
RS: J.W. Anderson, Maison Martin Margiela, Gareth Pugh, KTZ and Prada.
VC: What do you think of London’s fashion scene? Are you inspired by the people on the streets?
RS: When I first came to live in London two years ago, all the outrageously dressed people inspired me a lot. I found it so cool that you could dress up as you want and no-one judges you. It was especially amazing for me since I come from Estonia where people dress rather modest. So I was having a lot of fun with my appearance while living here.
By now I have realised that the people in East London, who claim to have an individual crazy style, all look the same! I think a bit too much effort goes into it. During London Fashion Week it was funny for me to see all the people dressing up in costumes and standing in front of Somerset House to be recorded by the street photographers.
A truly individual style should come more naturally.