When creating garments, I think, first and foremost, of the woman I want to design for.
She is curious, complex, courageous. A veritable dreamchaser with the imagination of a child. She moves through life being unapologetically herself, willing to fall because she has learned how to rise.
A central theme throughout my collection is the undeterred presence and inevitable influence of the child living in an adult body. Fierceness layered with softness. Seemingly undone, but perfectly put together. Playful in a cut-throat world.
Using hard silhouettes and materials such as armour-like shoulders, or leather against the fluid fabrics and soft lace, I wanted to express the very coexistence of strength and vulnerability inhabited by this woman. Kandinsky-vibe prints with traces of Disney films, patterns that look like children smudge makeup all over the place, and furby bags clinging from power suits create a world where the line between being a kid and being an adult are intentionally blurred – a kidult world.
We are all but a bunch of little children in grownup bodies, trying our best to “adult” our way through life. If everyone is just winging it, who is really in charge?