What inspires me to create clothing is almost never fashion or clothing in itself.
My inspiration comes from things that have nothing to do with the kind of clothing I am looking to create. There is a marvelous challenge in weaving and working a subject until it becomes a part of me, in creating garments with it woven into me. My goal is to create something elegant, inspiring, deep. There is a beauty and absurdity to this world we live in and I want to play with it.
Philosophical and scientific questions fill my head. What can I learn when I find the answer? I like to dig in deep into obscure pockets of history. I like to see the beauty of the human condition. Why do people do what they do and act the way they act? I love to study a subject to its fullest and beyond, to memorize its every facet, to constantly learn. The grace of the math behind a perfect curve applied to a flat pattern makes me happy. I admire the similarity of a draping to the muscles of the body. All of these things thrill my curiosity.
I want to apply everything I know and have yet to know and will never know to fashion. Through this process of discovery I can continue to uncover new sides to the world and myself. Endless expansion.