My inspiration for this season was Beverly Semmes’ series of hand-painted porn magazine collages called The Feminist Responsibility Project, the attitude of which is reflected in the collection. The signature woven leather looks are again characterized by colourful hand-painted patchwork experiments – that expand for the first time to bonded cottons, which open up a variety of whole new avenues of experimentation. I am very excited about it.
I have already mentioned that working with sustainable materials has always been an important part of my ethos, and for this new collection Swarovski Collective selected for the launch of their range of ethical recycled crystals, which is super exciting. For this particular collaboration I have developed a technique specially to use Swarovski’s best selling hot-fix crystals directly onto the leather. As well as this, my on-going passion for sportswear brought up a new partnership with Proviz, bringing to life exciting new pieces with their unique 360-degree reflective material.