That was certainly a shady time in my career. I actually liked the collection, but at that time, I was trying to create a DNA through concepts that were too focused on the political narrative, which had a very strong message but not a lot of depth in terms of concept or design. My concerns and political opinions will always be part of my work; I just needed to find my voice. That collection was about Cholo culture, which is beautiful and powerful, but then the following was about the Bosozoku and the following, about BDSM. Honestly, it was all over the place.
I stopped for a season to rethink what I actually wanted to do. I decided to explore my own references, my childhood, my family, myself. And boom, there it is, the latest three seasons happened. Also, I stopped creating narratives; everything I want to express, I do through the clothes. Whenever people ask me what this collection’s inspiration was, I’m like, look at the clothes.