Fashion Designer + Artist
I get ideas all the time, and I want to make sure to grab it. Once I have that light bulb, I want to be sure to put it down on paper.
Stories & Surroundings
"This is a TV showing a video I’ve art-directed to present my "Arachnophobia" collection during NY fashion week. The collection was inspired by spiders so instead of using a model, I’ve hired a contortionist that used to work with Cirque du Soleil and dressed her in a black latex suit with one of my gowns on top of it and asked her to walk in a back bend to resemble a spider during the filming of the video."
"I like to go to flea markets both here and when I travel, and I like to collect interesting objects, like that Victorian porcelain doll I've found at Portobello market in London."
"Piles of Vogue Italia and Love magazines."
"A close up of my inspiration board with some of my hand-painted silk fabrics hanging from it along with notes, sketches and pictures that inspire me, plus more magazines and some of the golden masks that I've made as part of my latest "Hero" collection presentation at Decades boutique in LA."
"One of my inspiration boards surrounded by part of my huge collection of international (new and vintage) fashion magazines; the weight has bent one of the shelves."
Photography by Marisa Howenstein Written by Sarah Fones