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.