The concept of paradox is my most consistent theme. This involves two contradictory forces which exist simultaneously. I've found that our life's challenge is to balance contradiction because in that paradox exists a truth, duality depends on the other. In Fashion we experience the paradox of the need to have and the need for desire, possession and obtention of identity and expression. In design I strive to balance these contradicting ideas, styles, aesthetics and techniques so as to produce a continuum of interesting, relevant and meaningful stories that are told through a visual language where two contradicting garments or styles function simultaneously in one look.
In this regard, I attempt to structure my work paradoxically, the same way Emily Dickson wrote her poems ‘” faith” is a fine invention when gentlemen can see – But microscopes are prudent in an emergency’ in her reasoning she looks for alternative ways of seeing and allows for the possible. As a possibilist I don’t like style or fashion belonging to any defined convention as cultural relationships aren’t fixed and we create them as we grow communally. And so, fashion is never meant to be exclusive and my work therefore challenges that prejudice.