Can you point out one good and one bad memory of this year spent at Central Saint Martins?
Actually all of my memories about Central Saint Martins life are good! CSM is so energetic and really creative. The environment is really different than the school in my hometown.
What was the main inspiration for your collection?
My collection is about an inspiring trip I made to Iceland last winter. I took a lot of pictures of the special Nordic environment, and those photos became my main concept for the collection. I wanted to express that sometimes the simplest things can impress and touch people more than complicated things. I chose one picture of that trip which inspired me a lot: it’s snow contaminated by black sand. When I first walked on the street in Iceland I was so impressed by the pure white snow in contrast with the black sand. This image caught my eye quickly and I started thinking about using it to create a collection one day.
Did your vision or way of working change in the last year?
At CSM I started doing something challenging and time consuming, even when we were in a rush and had limited time I would still try to do a lot of experimental tests.
“USUALLY THE FABRIC WILL “TELL” ME A LOT.”