“Hopefully, people will consume less and invest in quality pieces, questioning their origin and comfort.”
People’s working from home style can be very interesting, as they are dressing for themselves more than ever. Your collections prior to now have fit into an elevated loungewear aesthetic; Do you think when the lockdown is lifted the way people dress and consume will be different from pre-pandemic? How so?
Yes, of course, it will have an impact. People might value the importance of clothes and getting dressed more. There will be a celebration of getting dressed and appreciating your outdoor wardrobe while combining it with some cosy lounge-wear. Hopefully, people will consume less and invest in quality pieces, questioning their origin and comfort.
Did self-isolating alter your research process in any way?
Yes, I used to go to libraries, vintage archives, second-hand stores, and markets. Now I recall my personal archive that I’ve built using what I have at home in my wardrobe, books, sample boxes, portfolios, and, obviously, the internet to deepen my research.