PATTISON’S PASSION: English actor Robert Pattinson is the latest name who seems to be close to joining the celebrity fashion design set.
In an interview with the Paris-based magazine Numero, the former “Twilight” character and face of Dior Homme revealed his designer aspirations. “I’ve started making clothes,” he said. “For the last two years, I’ve been visiting producers and craftsmen. There’s already quite a few pieces. I love doing it. My style is influenced by the cities I go to, sourcing fabrics and local skills. In Los Angeles it’s really easy to work with denim and do workwear-inspired clothes. In England I look more toward wool and knitwear. What I do is pretty multifaceted, clothes for men and for women, things that I make with friends….But I’m not going into too much detail, I don’t want to jinx anything.”
The 29-year-old actor got his start on the screen playing the role of Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” He went on to star in the “Twilight” movie series as Edward Cullen, an immortal vampire and Bella Swan’s love interest, played by Kristen Stewart.
Pattinson’s agent in London declined to comment on the actor’s design aspirations and it could not immediately be learned whether he aims to launch a full collection, or wholesale it.
He isn’t the only actor recently to dabble in men’s wear. Last year, Antonio Banderas enrolled in a short course at Central Saint Martins in London to learn some of the finer points of men’s tailoring. Banderas insisted he wasn’t giving up his day job, though.