“I RE-ALLOCATED FABRIC IN A TIME CONSUMING AND REPETITIVE WAY AS TO ME, THE IDEA OF REPETITION IS PERVERTED.”
Can you tell us about your design ethos?
My design perception is all about casual and sensual feelings. For me, garments have no meaning without the wearer. I create clothing for real life, because the core reason of wearing garments is to tempt the viewer and to reveal a sensual appearance. I focused on that personal aspect for my final collection by using real-life, sensual textures.
How was the approach at the RCA?
The RCA Menswear tutor, Brian Kirkby, is always respectful of each individual approach. I have been living in an excessively rigid environment for twenty-eight years and receiving a standardized education. But at the RCA I had the freedom to do anything I wanted. One of the guest lecturers, Frances McGarry, helped me to build my own ‘man’, understanding who I was creating my clothes for: this was a good criterion whenever I felt confused.