Ian Roy

March 2014-  MENSWEAR Fashion Designer - Koovs


What did you wanted to become when you were a child:
I wanted to be (in this order) - First a set of traffic lights, Priest, then archaeologist 


Who inspires you in the industry?

Designers - 

Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint-Laurent, and Valentino - the last emperors. They had achieved so much by my age it makes my brain bleed.


What aspects of your job do you like best/least? 

Least-Waiting around .

Most- Waiting around eating


Silly question: Do you find you got more traction as a model WITH or WITHOUT the beard?

I think it just adds a certain specific draw for bookings.


Describe your style in terms of fashion:

I treat clothes like little costumes I guess. I don't have a set style. Just like my taste in music, I would describe it as eclectic.


What makes you happy?
Smelling cut grass, Ducklings following their mum, puppies in baskets too big for them..also burps 


Which three people do you find most inspiring, why? 

  1. Joan Rivers - tireless work ethic and consummate professionalism in everything she does balanced with being absolutely hilarious 

  2. Margaret Atwood - for being so stunningly astute, correct and measured in all speech. I dont think she has ever had to post a retraction. 

  3. Nabokov for his stunningly accurate description of the 600-page crossword clue that is Finnegans Wake. Nabokov considered a tragic failure: "a cold pudding of a book, a persistent snore in the next room." 

All 3 have added something of substance to this thing we call reality. Their ideas are present and accessible. What more can a human hope to expect?


What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

Fb detective work and fried food.


Describe yourself in 5 words:

Loud, Unmeasured, clumsy, honest,friendly


What do you most value in people?
Honesty and people just being nice, frankly.


What is your idea of the perfect date?

A sweet,handsome  and most importantly ; funny guy ,taking me to the beach for chips.


Name a thing people don't know about you:

When I'm happy i whistle a lot


What is your motto?

"You might be the one with the whip, but he's the one who tied himself down"


Where do you see yourself in 3 years?

Hopefully some steps closer to/drowning in happiness. Also, a studio flat, and having seen the sun a bit more wouldn't hurt


Any last words? 
Always wear a condom

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