What is your favorite part about being a fashion designer?
I like being able to follow my own vision, creating the things that I imagine, crazy as some of them may seem. In making them I am allowing myself to push the boundaries. I can use the skills of leatherworking skills in a way that it has not really been used before, it’s a lot of fun to see what I can come up with. I also love being able to travel a lot because of my work, I’m heading to Dubai next week and over the past 3 years I have been to New York, Paris, Singapore, Rome, Hong Kong, The Philippines and Istanbul among others. I get to meet such interesting people and have gotten to experience incredible creative explosions of energy in doing some of my collaborative projects
How would you describe your personal style?
Utilitarian rock chic with layering and draping
Where do you find the inspiration?
My leather often leads the way in the construction of my pieces and I am very much inspired by people, I love analysing human nature, researching into psychology and sociology figuring out the human mind. I love the strength and construction and durability of military memorabilia and old craft tools and machinery get my blood pumping! I guess again these come back to the human connection and stories that these old tools and machines and military items could tell.
What is your dream project?
I’ve had an idea for a city sculpture for some time and I’ve also been thinking lately that I’d like to collaborate with an architect to create a building using some of my construction techniques. I tend to think big !
What are your plans for the future?
Hopefully the above! But also, I plan to do lots more collaborative projects, a few nice ones are already in progress with some big companies, watch this space, and I will probably begin working with factories to develop a diffusion line quite soon.