ALICE CA­VANAGH

GQ (Australia) - - INSIDE -

WRITER

Paris-based Aus­tralian Ca­vanagh was on hand to catch up with Ste­fano Pi­lati at the Ermenegildo Zegna show in Mi­lan, in what turned out to be his last for the Ital­ian la­bel.

HOW WAS THE SHOW?

El­e­gant and cap­ti­vat­ing.

SO IS STE­FANO PI­LATI ONE OF YOUR FAVOURITE DE­SIGN­ERS?

He’s one of the big­gest de­sign tal­ents of this gen­er­a­tion. I also think he has char­ac­ter and con­vic­tion — rarer than you think in the fash­ion in­dus­try.

WHAT’S THE MAIN DRAW FOR LIV­ING IN PARIS?

Def­i­nitely be­ing in the middle of Europe and be­ing able to travel to Italy, Spain, Ger­many, the Alps, when­ever the mood grabs me. Also, learn­ing an­other lan­guage was im­por­tant.

HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH DEAD­LINES IN DIF­FER­ENT TIME ZONES?

They’re al­ways tough and over­all writ­ing is some­what masochis­tic — there’s a love/hate ten­sion but I could never stop do­ing what I do.

TIPS FOR ANY BUD­DING FREE­LANCE WRIT­ERS?

Ummm, the only one I can think of is for­get about the week­ends.

NOTED. AND WHO SHOULD WE FOL­LOW ON SO­CIAL ME­DIA FOR A DAILY FASH­ION FIX?

I gave up on Twit­ter a lit­tle while ago, but on In­sta­gram I would rec­om­mend @michel­gaubert, he’s en­ter­tain­ing. Also, I fol­low @aus­tralia be­cause it helps a lit­tle with home­sick­ness.

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