It may be related to Russian culture and history, which is also part of my family’s history as my grandmother was Russian herself – she was the granddaughter of a princess in Georgia, so they had to flee during the revolution when my grandmother was a baby. My interest in my Russian roots was recently revived when I saw a series on the history of the last Tzars: the assassination by hardliner bolsheviks of the Tsar and his family, including five children, was an act of utter barbarism. I had nightmares about it.
However, it connected me even more powerfully to my late grandmother, who as a person had been an inspiration for a previous collection; this time, the history she carried with her may a more specific inspiration for the next one. I am not sure about the timing though, as I decided to stop chasing the fashion calendar and its fast pace. The next collection is likely to come in 2020-21. What is certain is that it will be the fruit of deep inspiration.