Do you prefer to work alone or with others?
In the grand scheme of things you can’t do everything on your own… and I learnt that very quickly. There is a period of time towards our deadline, where first years need to do an ‘internship’ with a second year. I had a girl called Holly Jane Smith who was fantastic to work with. We really had a good relationship and I think when people are on the same common ground, it becomes like a collaboration of dialogue and practice.
What was the starting point for your final collection?
My starting point came from my last project where I was exploring within my comfort zones, ‘Temporary Mothers’. The main idea for it was the replacement of my own mother, with women who were both physically and virtually minding me as a child while growing up. It was originally supposed to be a huge physical archive, but had to be filtered down due to time and being more committed to a smaller number.
How did your idea develop?
The idea became more interesting and fascinating to me as I was giving the physical and virtual women an equal platform. I wanted my collection to highlight organic shapes which represent portions of reality, with super technical pieces which represent the technological women. I also have a background in music production, so with the women I can’t make clothes for I have compensated and dedicated an album, which will be released on all major music apps and vinyl the same day as the RCA Final Show. I think it will be a good way to combine that whole package in both the visual and aural spheres.