THINGS I MAKE AND DO
My image is a collective of identities formed through every day visuals. From the sensual to the unusual all references I find result in interesting hybrids.
These references can be anything from already constructed images: a photograph, a styled look or an artwork. To something more haphazard that draws my attentions deeper than surface impact, Into the formation, colour, composition and texture of these found elements.
This collection does not favor the superficial façade presented by the mass media dictatorship currently in play. It explores a more ‘real’ tension of new fabric, texture and color arrangements focusing on ones ability to create in a personal way without rule or order.
I am drawn to tactile, textured, cleverly colorful elements that I use as ingredients to design with. Tactile elements inspire me creatively. I try to capture these inspirations and find new ways to wear and become them.
My creativities don’t just reside in the designs you see but in the very way they are born.
My work is heavily affected by or even dictated by life's day-to-day necessities, these may be the hurdles of money or even time, but both are influential tools to utilize and optimize my work.
I find all manner of bits and pieces, fabric, trims, details even other garments to take apart, whether from markets, frith stores, thrown away or given items, that I can piece together into designs. All the ingredients I beg, borrow and steal become the treatment for my designs and start to construct a collection.
My influence on my designs is essential in their success. My designs are garments that I must want to wear, that I would be drawn to. The result channels radiant, elegant, confident women, an unexpected beauty a bold beauty, ultimately feminine, and always eye grabbing.
Dreams and aspirations are never to be underestimated, as they simply a catalyst for a creators work.