I’m inspired by strong women of all kinds: mothers/single mothers, CEOs, bosses; just badass females that know what they’re about, own their shit and don’t let society’s norms of what it means to be a woman or ‘normal’ ideals of femininity run their life. My mother inspires me even though we’re polar opposites and most likely wouldn't wear my rather ‘daring’ pieces. However, she took on the role of mother and father in my life and is constantly evolving in her career and her story despite her age, race or gender. She’s much like me in that way.
The first ever collection was inspired by the Forty Elephants, who were a gang of strong badass females in the 19th century who would rob, steal, punch the opposition with diamond ring clustered fists, stuffed stolen fur jackets under their petticoats and reeked havoc on the streets of London whilst playing to their advantage between masculine and feminine roles. This for me is the perfect example of wild, slightly unhinged, complex yet fierce and fabulous woman.