State / Region
New York City
I have been a fashion designer most of my life .started my career in Nyc in the early 80's, then I moved to Italy in the early 90's as one of the first Americans entering the design scene. I replaced Gianni Versace at Genny and then restarted my own brand Rebecca Moses. I then entered the lifestyle business designing for important Italian brands. I wrote and illustrated the book A life of style published by Monacelli press /random house. In 2010 started illustrating for Italian Vogue. And created at the request of the late Franca Sozzani vogue tarot, vogue dolls, and other fun stories. I have created animations for other top European magazines and brands. I currently live in New York City. I have had three major exhibits with my paintings in Nyc and Tokyo. Last year I collaborated with Ralph Pucci and brought my girls of the canvas into mannequins in my show titled Imperfectly Perfect. The show consisted of massive canvases, mannequins and original fashion designs that gave a 360-degree storybook. My work currently consists of creating, painting and writing.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Rebecca. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I am a creative explorer. I like to create and push my creative boundaries. Always moving forward
Rebecca, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Creative Director?
I am a style creature. It's all about showing style as our most powerful voice. The design has been my first tool that I learned and used to understand the power of expressing style. Then living and celebrating life became my absolute passion in further expressing my creative passions and love of design, style and celebrating how we live. A forty year creative journey has been a forever learning adventure that I hope will continue as long as I live ... always creating, collaborating with other creative talents and growing my creative vision.
Who is your inspiration in life Rebecca? How do you keep inspired?
Keeping my eyes and heart opened. Observing and embracing life.
We all make mistakes Rebecca; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Creative Director, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I never look back ... always look to the future .. the mistakes I have made define my future.
Rebecca , when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Creative Director, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
Understanding the project ... understanding the creative goal ... and finding that speck of a white hole ... that missing element that needs to be filled.
Please tell us, Rebecca, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Creative Director?
I am strategic 24/7/365.
Rebecca, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
When I moved to Italy from NYC in the early 90's, being a young American, we were much more strategic, storytellers ... the validity of design was critical to me ... Europe was much more about the craft .. I had so much to learn about the craft of design ... but I also had to bring my American validity of design to the table... I taught myself to be humble And never force my ideas but layer in my thoughts in a way that my clients took ownership that in the end, they believed it was theirs .... the important element in the creative process in confidence on both sides
Rebecca, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Creative Director. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My Pineider project was definitely a super challenge and a super 360-degree creative accomplishment
Rebecca, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I am always creative with my work ... and I always have challenges ... problems and solutions ... I always push myself to the max no matter what the project be .. small or large.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Creative Director?
Keep your mind open, be humble and respectful and stay focused.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am always looking for collaborations who truly want to go to a new space and define their voice ... with clarity, creativity and an intelligent risk element. No risk, no gain.
Now for the best part Rebecca! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.