Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Interview With Fashion Designer Oscar Udeshi

Hi There..... Are you a fan of men's fashion? Would you like to learn more about a fashion designer for menswear?

I know 80% of my followers and readers are women, but perhaps you are married, and looking for some special men's wear fashion? You may not need it right now, but pretty soon the wedding season is coming again, and you might want a brand new suit for your hubby. 😊

Promise you won't say I told you, but have you thought about what could happen if you buy him something new? Ah yes indeed, you get back what you give. Huh, no, not menswear, of course, but who knows? There may be a new outfit in it for you. 😏

Ah, talking about men's fashion always reminds me of the diet coke break ad. Although it has nothing to do with fashion, on the contrary, it's all about a shirtless construction worker. 😋

Ok, now I have your attention. You can check it out if you follow this link. One is never too old to look at well-built shirtless men, and no reason to keep it all to myself. 😉

It's just like in the song 'Dirty Ol’ Man' of the Three Degrees, "That you can look but please don't touch". Or just like my dad used to say to my mom, my eyes are meant to see, and even though he was a faithful man, he didn't look the other way when a beautiful woman crossed his path. 😄

My mom also had a saying about good-looking men, though. It's quite hard to translate because it was in Antwerp slang (van een schoon tafel kunde ni eten), but the meaning behind it was that a handsome man might not bring food to the table, or provide for you. I often begged to differ and replied, you may never know. 😁

Enough about my past. Let's see what Oscar Udeshi, the 47-year-old fashion designer behind Udeshi answered to my interview questions. 😍

Picture provided by https://udeshi.co.uk/

What kind of work do you do, or what are you studying to be? 

Design ready to wear and tailor bespoke and made to measure menswear.
I am a truly modern tailor who designs soft, lightweight, comfortable and exquisitely crafted clothing and accessories to take clients from the beach to the boardroom and beyond.

What made you decide to become a Fashion Designer?

I always enjoyed working with my hands and love the act of creation. It's wonderful seeing in a relatively short amount of time the result of one’s ideas and hard work turn into a finished product that can be worn for decades or just one night. What we create affects other people, and what they feel when they are wearing one of our lightweight soft pieces.

Is fashion important to you? Why? 

Fashion is how you dress and how others perceive you, which affects your relationship with them. It is also how I portray or represent myself and reflects my moods and outlook on life.

Picture provided by https://udeshi.co.uk/

What are your successes, and how did you achieve them?

Aside from still going strong after two decades, I guess having that grit and never giving up, and constantly coming up with new ideas, never being static.

Is the name of the Brand important to you when you buy clothing?

As I mostly make my own, I don’t buy clothing that often. When I do, I look for quality, good design, durability, and fit, of course. I find those with certain brands, and not others, so the name is somewhat important, but more important is what it stands for. This is also why our clients come to us.

Describe your personal style of clothing?

I prefer soft, unstructured clothing that is light and comfortable, and almost weightless. Also, I like my clothes fitted and shaped, but not tight. I prefer solid colours and experiment with textures more than patterns, so everything is a little more nuanced. It should take time for someone to notice my ensemble and all the little details, just like one’s character.

Picture provided by https://udeshi.co.uk/

How did you find your personal style? Do you have a signature look? 

At my age, and what I do, people may have expectations, I certainly do, of how I look and what that represents. After decades, I found what works for me. It has to be chic, smart, comfortable, practical, and hopefully, look like it has been put together effortlessly.

When I am not wearing a three-piece suit, it is usually a pair of bespoke khakis or jeans, a fitted shirt, and a soft unstructured jacket. 
That way I am always “dressed”, smart and am prepared for almost any social interaction during the day. I dislike having a “signature” look, as that can also be limiting, and people grow, so what I liked and who I was as a teenager is not necessarily who I am now. 
It is also nice to surprise people now and again.

Do you have an influence on other people’s clothing style?

As I make their clothing and have done so for two decades, I would say so. Some have taken bolder decisions because of our house style and our experimentation with fabrics, and others have gone the other way where they don’t need to think about what they wear anymore as everything fits them, their lifestyle, and they can combine everything together.

What are in your eyes the best trends at the moment?

I’m enjoying the embrace of colors following lockdown—it is nice that everything doesn’t have to be black. It’s also great to see a renewed interest in heritage pieces and fabrics. 

What are in your eyes the worst trends at the moment?

Trying to mix formal tailoring with athleisure wear. You have three distinct categories of clothing that have different and competing requirements. It just looks like a mess, in my opinion.

Picture provided by https://udeshi.co.uk/

What kind of fashion advice would you give us?

Buy better but less. There is no point in having a bursting wardrobe that one never wears. Far better to buy quality that one can wear time and time again. This takes up less space in your wardrobe. The quality garment will last far longer and it is much better for the environment.

Who is your style icon and why?

There is no one person who represents my style. If there was, then it would be their style and not mine. I am partial to the American actor Steve McQueen’s wardrobe in the original Thomas Crown Affair. The casual wear looked effortless, and when he put on a suit, everyone knew he meant business. Everything looked like it should. Nothing was out of place.

Is there something else you would like to share with us?

If you have to justify the purchase of an item, then it is probably better if you don’t buy it.
Fittings for bespoke clothing can be undertaken in Marbella, London, and internationally during trunk shows. Contact Oscar to arrange a fitting and consultation by emailing info@udeshi.co.uk or calling +34 671 789 771. 

Picture provided by https://udeshi.co.uk/

Thank you, Oscar, for filling in my questions. I bet my hubby would love that olive green suit. 

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If you are looking for more reading material, because you are bored out of your mind? (you never know) Check out these previous Fashion Designer interviews.

Hope you like my blog.....Until next time.....Have a nice day 

Renata (Seadbeady)

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