First of all, introduce yourself to our readers!
I am now 22, I graduated from London college of fashion in 2011. I also graduated from arts middle school and arts high school as well. I’ve started fine art when I was 12. The first time I’ve seen a fashion show, I was 17 and at that time I thought that fashion was very outgoing, a splendid major and also it is one of the most concentrated genre such as music, fine art, stage art, business etc. That’s why I choose fashion. This is very hard work but also very dynamic work as well.
What is the philosophy behind your work as a fashion designer?
My work philosophy is joyful and enjoyable and colourful. I hope to deeply move the people who see my clothes, and please them with joy and also that they can see fresh ideas and colour combinations too.
Let’s talk about the colours you use. They are so bright and so various and remind me of the Missoni ones. Why this choice?
Actually I love colours, various colour mix that always makes it enjoyable for people´s eyes. My concept is also referred to sea creatures. I saw some coral photos, and the colour combination was great.
This is why some of the colours of my collections are like that.
Who are the designers that inspire you the most?
JC de Castelbajac and Walter van Beirendonck
What about your fringed clothes? How did you get inspired?
I saw some documentary about the sea. My mind was captured by such charming and colourful corals. Corals take a long time undersea to be created. They were amazing. I added some more unique sea creatures into my concept. The aesthetic views of the Rococo period and the clothing that appear in the paintings of Antoine Watteau inspired me to do my work.
Your clothes are a revisitation of the rococo period too. Why do you like that era?
I like to add small details and decoration things on my clothes. Rococo age people’s clothes had lots of small details and decoration that is charming and cute and pretty. My design philosophy is also joyful and the people of Rococo aimed a truly joyful life, so I totally like the concept I have chosen.
Who influences your works and your design?
Actually, when I’ve started my design, I didn’t see any other designer’s work, because I don’t wanna follow someone else’s design style. So I am not sure about who influences me… ; ) but when I’ve started my work my uni tutor told me lots of good ideas and helped me thinking about a good direction. So his advice has helped me to make my work much better than before.
What are your projects for the future?
Now I need some more experience. I want to learn more about the real industry of style. And a few months later I would like to start my own show. ; )
Interview by Irene-Anna-Gasparello