Featured Designer - Andrew Clancey of Any Old Iron

Mr Clancey (in purple) among his designs

Mr Clancey (in purple) among his designs

How did you get your start as a fashion designer?

I have a store and couldn’t get the pieces I knew would sell. Stumbled on a production where the quality was great and started from there.

Where do you get your inspiration?

Punk, disco and the UK music scene.

What do you enjoy about the Nashville design community?

Everyone has their own thing and are helpful to each other. There’s no competition.

What resources do you wish Nashville had more of for designers?

More fashion publication and more fashion forward stores.

Curated Fashion Show, 2016

Curated Fashion Show, 2016

Who/What is your number one fashion icon?

 A  Punk Liberace.

What has been a collaboration you’ve really enjoyed?

I enjoyed working with Eric Adler, I like his attitude. He’s never afraid to take his shirt off.

What is a goal you have for your business?

Would like to open a store on Mars but Uranus would probably have better atmosphere 

What’s the hardest part about being a fashion designer?

Selling enough

Are seasons important to you as a designer?

No, hate them. Ban them. 

What three words describe your style?

Anarchy Chaos Disco

Why is it important to buy local?

I have a store that’s local and I like nice vacations so please come buy pretty things that will make you more popular and get laid.

See Andrew's designs and his collaboration with photographer Max Hsu at the next Fashion Happening on October 15. Get your ticket here.