Which is the inspiration behind your latest collection, featured here in our pictures?
It’s very personal – It was a lot more emotionally inspired. I was working through a lot of personal anxieties and insecurities like fear, anger etc. The collection was a very raw way of working and it was done quite organically. I enjoy working with my hands and the repetition in the embroidery stitches, the braiding, dyeing and the painting were cathartic and therapeutic.
Do you think that fashion has/should have a key role to sensitize the modern society on themes like race, inclusivity, body positivity etc.?
Fashion is an elastic medium and that elasticity should encompass anyone who finds an interest in it. Art in any medium thrives in diversity. Fashion is no exception to that.
You are following your own artisanal, slow approach to fashion, not chasing the fast paced rhythms of the mainstream system. In this time of growing attention for important issues like sustainability, environment, waste exceed etc. do you think this could be a possible future for the fashion industry? If not how do you imagine it?
I think it’s a way that works for me and my ethos. For the product I create it isn’t necessary to make so much and so frequently. I would rather my pieces be calculated purchases and folded into one’s wardrobe; being treasured for a lifetime. That being said I think there is room for many ways to approach sustainability. For the size of my company it is a harmonious way of working and producing. As long as fashion as a whole is being mindful of sustainability I think we are better off.
Are you already working on the new collection? Can you tell us more about it?
I’m working on another project. But it will be a different approach to a traditional collection. I want to work in a way that feels personal and exploratory. I am excited to work in a new way and am looking forward to sharing.