Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections. First I made a dress because I was pregnant and I wanted to be the most beautiful pregnant woman. Then I made a sweater because I wanted to have one that wasn’t like anyone else’s. Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable. I always thought what you wore underneath was as important as what you wear on top. Fashion fosters cliches of beauty, but I want to tear them apart.
I always loved aesthetics. Not particularly fashion, but an idea of beauty. If you wear clothes that don’t suit you, you’re a fashion victim. You have to wear clothes that make you look better. I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes, where a woman’s personality and sense of self are revealed. I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman. I sometimes feel that a pattern is almost a fashion statement in itself. It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging.