You are close friends with Liam Jonsson and Edwin Mohney – did you ever consider starting a brand with them? Why did you choose to do it alone in the end?
What Liam and Ed do is so strong and special, but it’s also very different from what I do. I respect them so much and love what they create, but only they can do it. We often say we should do a project or exhibition together, but I never thought about starting a brand with them.
When I was working on my final BA collection, I vaguely decided that I wanted my own brand, but I didn’t think I was ready. I also wanted to do the MA, so I paused the idea for a while. After I finished the MA, I was sure I wanted to start my own brand. Luckily, with an Exceptional Talent visa and support from Fashion East, I will be showing my first collection during London Fashion Week in February.