For many designers, the opportunity to work on a brand like Bonds can be game changing. For Monique Luchterhand, from the Bonds Innovations team, fashion design was something she was always attracted to even as a young girl. As one of the four creatives we've been following in our For Aussies by Aussies video series, we sat down with Mon to ask her what kick-started her passion for design and what Bonds items she can't live without.
When and how did your passion for design begin?
I grew up in a pretty creative household as my mum is a designer and dressmaker so I was always surrounded by colourful fabrics, trims and fashion imagery. She would make things for me all the time and I was always very specific about what I wanted, even from a young age. I would sit in for fittings and sometimes sketch ideas for her clients so I guess design problem solving was something I was exposed to at a young age and is a way of thinking that comes very natural to me. Also I’m a Virgo, so intuitively I like to surround myself with beautiful things, therefore, design and the arts is an area I was always drawn to.
What has been your biggest career or personal highlight to date?
I’m pretty sure having a baby this coming July is going to be a pretty significant personal highlight.