Yes, it is a relatively young brand. We launched our first collection in February 2016; I started the project in March 2015 and so far we had four collections in store and the fifth one is launching very soon.
I started at a very young age, when I was only sixteen. My friends introduced me to the fascinating world of fashion magazines (we are talking about mid-‘90s), and they were my window to the world. We didn’t have internet or anything like that back then so it was the only way to keep up with what was happening in fashion, art, music, etc. Some of my favourites were Vogue – in general, but I had a soft spot for the Italy and Paris publications –, i-D, Dazed, The Face, and Wallpaper. I still have them at my mum’s house and whenever I go back, I like to flick some of them through (always researching).
MTV was also an amazing source of information. They had brilliant interview programs in there too. So, overall, I have been working for the industry for fifteen years and I have been really passionate about fashion for just over twenty. God, time flies and it’s making me feel old!