Fun fact about Ksubi’s George Gorrow; it was his idea to set 169 rats free on the runway for their now infamous, Australian Fashion Week show in 2001.
This endearing disregard for the social norms have made this denim label one of the country’s most internationally successful brands. One part of the founding design duo behind the Australian label, George was recently in town to part take in the street party festivities surrounding James Street’s Up Late event. He kindly lent us two minutes out of his time….
TUL: What is the most exciting part of your job?
I hate to say it but making fun of one of my best friends Paul, we kind of all take turns. I find it creative, but he gets us back good sometimes, really good. I don’t think I'll ever forget the time he got me at a friends album launch. Damn.
TUL: If you weren’t a designer, what other career would you choose?
Honestly, I’d like to try 'trust fund child' for a while. Just to see if I got bored.
TUL: Describe your style.
I realised I haven’t changed my style in over 15 years; I still wear the same shoes, same shirt, same jeans. I made 12 pairs of the same shoe so I would never run out.
TUL: If you could have a super power what would it be?
The ability to spell corectly.
TUL: Favourite piece from Ksubi’s new “W.A.R” collection?
It would have to be the Combo Bomber, which has leather sleeves. You can never go wrong with a good bomber jacket.
TUL: Best way to spend $50?
Flowers for your girl.
TUL: And the best way to spend $500?
On one pair of jeans… if you're lucky.
TUL: What was the last song you downloaded?
'Too Young to Burn' by Sunny and the Sunsets.
TUL: What would you request for your last meal on earth?
Either my Italian brother's carbonara and plenty of wine. Or my Mum's Ayurvedic beetroot curry, with coconut chutney and a tea masala. They're two hard choices; the sinner and the saint.
TUL: What is your Sunday routine?
TUL: Latest Brisbane discovery?
always have some amazing exhibitions and they now have a space on the mezzanine level of our k.O.M.A store in Brisbane's James St precinct, where artists are rotated on a monthly basis. The first exhibition up there was a video installation by Sydney artist Robin Hungerford called 'Like a Hole in the Head' which was about self mutilation. He wears big papier-mache pinata heads, which he attacks with hammers, knives, electric drills, and hedge clippers; pulling out brain, blood, and guts until nothing's left. Sounds heavy I know, but it was done in a pop, b-grade horror kind of way that made it cool.