Fascinated by the female body and mind, designer Julia Fox is intent on making clothes for the modern and confident woman. She has a dog named Fiona and gives two clues in this interview as where to find her this summer *wink*. Have fun.
You have a dog, right? What’s your go-to dog park?
I take [my dog] Fiona to Tompkins Square Park. I went to high school two blocks away and although it has changed quite a bit since then, it will always hold a special place in my heart. Fiona also happens to be the star of the Park...she really leaves me no choice.
Describe the woman that wears your clothes.
She is a mix of all worlds. She does not follow trends and relies on her inherent sense of style. She is seductive while retaining her allure and poise. She holds her own.
What was the last movie that made you cry? What scene was it?
Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi… The scene where the protagonist is ignored by his former love in the alleyway, then proceeds to break down. It made me reflect on the complexity of love and resonated with my own experience on having to renounce or be renounced.
What beaches are you going to this summer?
As a kid my dad would always take us to Coney Island. I have been to beaches all over the world, but nothing compares. Even though it’s dirty and overcrowded, my heart belongs to Coney Island!
What do you love about designing clothes for women?
I think one of the most important talents to have in fashion is intuition - having to anticipate what a woman wants and desires. I am constantly observing women; understanding their patterns, their subtleties. I find the female condition to be endlessly fascinating.
What do you love about summer in NYC?
What makes me most happy is that a lot of people leave town and the city becomes ours again for a brief instant. I grew up in New York and spent many summers here, sometimes never leaving once. It’s hot, it’s sticky, and I love that.