You said you’re often buried underneath books, what are you reading at the moment?
I just finished reading ‘An Unquiet Mind’ by Kay Redfield Jamison. While in between books, I am rereading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Why do you think so many creatives are drawn to NYC?
There is a certain energy in New York. The song ‘New York, New York’ by Frank Sinatra gives a decent description of New York’s magnetism. Anyone who has great nerve, thick skin and a brain, can find magic in New York. This is the city that never sleeps. There are people here from all walks of life, and no other place in the world has this diversity of people living in such a small space. The architecture and skyline is beautiful, but it’s the people of New York that make it special.
What other career would you see yourself pursuing if you were not studying at Parsons?
Parsons or not, I would still be doing fashion. But if fashion were out of the picture, I would be a film director or producer.
What are your planning for the future?
I am going to do ‘me’. It will be something of a fashion house, but not in the way the existing industry expects. I will never have a perfume line. Quality over quantity. People should not be discarding my clothes after one or two seasons. I design for posterity. I want my shows to be where my narrative is most clear; the shows will be a large part of my house. It is not about money, it is about my genuine and visceral love of fashion.
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