Can you point out one good and one bad memory of this year spent at Central Saint Martins?
A good memory is from the last day of the fabric project in the first term: my class had a group photo for the first time; we were a bit awkward together, but we had fun!
What was the main inspiration for your collection?
My final collection is about the flexibility of cats. I think that their flexibility makes them the most unique creatures in the world. I grew up with cats and the interaction I experienced with them was hugely inspiring. I wanted show how I interpret a cat’s body movements and translate them into a garment. I was especially focused on fabric development to express a cat’s twisted body.
Did your vision or way of working change throughout the course?
I don’t think so. I’ve learned to work more efficiently and flexibly from my very intensive course, but it is about improving, not changing.
What makes your work stand out?
I always keep questioning myself if I am really happy with the current process of my work or not. If my mind says no, I just stop everything and go back to the first stage, no matter how busy I am. That determination makes me develop my talents and achieve the best results in my work. I always enjoy the 3D work parts, such as draping and fabric development — it’s very challenging but it provides an unexpected approach to design for me.