Do you feel living and working in London impacts on the designs of your looks?
Living in London has always influenced my work - from my first collection to my most recent. For my Spring/Summer 2018 collection Madras, I spent a lot of time in East London like Green Street, Brick Lane, and Whitechapel. This influenced my choices for fabrics, textures and colours.
For Autumn/Winter 2018, all of the artists I collaborated with are London-based and that was something I wanted to show at my presentation.
We have such a wealth of creative minds in different mediums and it is great if we can all come together, and exchange our creativity through art, music and fashion.
What inspires your collections?
For my Autumn/Winter 2018 collection Red Clay, I researched the relations between tweed and jazz. I was primarily looking at jazz musicians such as Miles Davis who not only was a great musician but also made his message through his style and continually transforming it with his music.
I also work from vintage garments and try to collect as much primary research as possible. I feel the more personal the research and ideas are, the more individual the collection will be.