fashion ‘I got to ask legendary stylist Patricia Field all my burning questions. This is how it went.’ Basmah Qazi

With her signature fire engine red hair and eccentric accessories, Field is a maximalist through and through. 

So I was intrigued to ask her what she thinks of the recent trend towards minimalism. 

“It’s true, I’m not much of a minimalist, personally. However, fashion is a form of self-expression; a reflection of personality. So, if you feel ‘minimal’, by all means, dress accordingly,” she said.

“Fashion is also a reflection of the time, and we’re arguably living in pretty dreary times these days. So maybe that’s a part of it too.”

As she looks back at her career, and reflects on the whirlwind it has been so far, Field was adamant about one thing: she wouldn’t change a thing. 

“One thing I don’t do is regrets. It’s good to learn from the past, but always focus on the future. Regrets will get you nowhere fast.”

Happy Clothes: A Film About Patricia Field will be screened at Event Cinemas, George St, Sydney on Thursday February 22. 

Feature Image: Getty/20th Century Studio/Instagram @patriciafield.

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