What inspires you? To me the female form is stunning. It’s always different, and how women move is always different, based on their personality, their life experiences. That, I think is the underlying inspiration – how to portray that form in a new way. Research to me is probably the most important thing, you can never stop learning. I’m constantly looking at videos, blogs…everything really. Instagram is a fantastic research tool, because everyone is kind of promoting themselves, but they are also showing off their latest work, their latest ideas, their latest way of thinking.
What is your favourite material to work with? I wouldn’t say that I have a favourite material, it’s more that as I’m learning new techniques, it’s exploring the possibility of a material or a technique that excites me. Lately I’ve been working a lot with plastic, latex and leather, and experimenting with 3D printing. With surface treatments, with new technologies emerging, there’s so much you can do with it. It’s about exploring what those basic materials can do, and turning it into something that can stand alone, either as a fashion garment, or a sculpture. The main reason I like those materials is because of their sculptural properties. I’ve been researching a lot of architecture, which I absolutely love, especially hard, angular architecture, in places like Berlin. Going to lots of exhibitions, travelling around the world..it’s all influenced my designs.