What I am interested in is working creatively in a process expressing a point of view or a vision that will be worn on a body. I find the interaction of cloth and body interesting.
Tell us about your collection.
In my collection I have been working around the ideas of ‘hang’, ‘falling off’, ‘sitting on top’, ‘dragging’. It is basically lengths of fabric draped onto a background, making them look random as they’ve been thrown onto the t-shirts and jumpers underneath, but still keeping an elegant feel to it. It’s been a quite abstract approach throughout, where the research started with London landscapes and detail shots of the city, a lot of plastic bags and forgotten tarpaulin, which lead me to look at the works of Karla Black and Angela de la Cruz.
How did you end up at CSM’s MA course?
I did my BA at CSM as well and decided to go for the MA. I needed an overall fine tuning.
Did you always wanted to do fashion design?
Tell us about your time on MA. What was the most fun and what was the most difficult?
The MA course has been a great lesson. It has been a roller coaster of emotions and obstacles and adrenalin and the best times has been when you’ve finally overcome those obstacles ,when you’ve manage to put out what’s in your head and body and made someone else see it, and that it actually works.
In your opinion, what skills you need to be fit for MA: technical, pattern cutting, organizational, thick skin or easy attitude?
This is so individual, we are so many different people at the MA course with completely different skills and personalities and I think that’s the greatness of it. You have to want it though, that’s important. And it will be much harder if you have no knowledge in pattern cutting and sewing, it does restrict your design process I think, not having the knowledge. But as long as you want it enough you’ll get it out there anyway, somehow.
What is the most valuable lesson you learnt from Louise Wilson?
What would you recommend to BA students who wants to apply for MA course?
Don’t expect it to be anything like you’ve experienced before. The expectation towards you and your work are enormous. Which is great. Listen to the advice given, always try it out, but always listen to yourself as well. Be brave. Try and fail and succeed. Be yourself.
Did you do any internships or work in the industry before? If you have, tell us more about your experiences.
I did an internship for a trend forecasting years ago and during my BA i interned for Meadham Kirchhoff. I think it is important to have been in the industry, and to have worked for different designers\houses, good thing to do while you’re studying since you very rarely get paid. I very much enjoyed working for a smaller company where you get much more responsibility and get to do a variety of things.
Would you like to start up your own label or would you prefer to work for another company.
We’ll see where things lead.
What’s for the future?