So you started the production of the new collection and it’s a mess.
We’re also doing the production of the last collection at the same time so yes, it’s pretty messy. And, as if that wasn’t enough, we are doing some other small projects on the side.
How many are you on the team?
Only three people, for now. We have some occasional helpers but in the core team just three. We started one and a half years ago, while I was still in school. I had to do a few looks for V files, which I could not do on my own, so I contacted some people back in China to help me.
“I came back to China because I had some visa problems. But besides that, China just offered me more. I know a lot more people who can help me there, and I’ve got better access to fabrics.” – Sense Lii
Which one was more important for you when it comes to learning, school, or having the brand?
Before VFiles there was no question about that, I just did what I had to do in school. I just wanted to experiment. But then I worked for Ground Zero, and that helped me a lot to learn about the industry. After VFiles commissioned me I saw that I could do something else, on my own.
Was it a choice to go back to China?
I had some visa problems. But besides that, China just offered me more. I know a lot more people who can help me there, and I’ve got better access to fabrics. Also, Europe is very expensive! But I want to go abroad at some point. Maybe London in 5 years. After coronavirus is dead and once my brand is a bit more established.