What’s your favorite part about conceptualizing a new design?
That moment when you are inspired by something and a light bulb goes off in your head like a cartoon. The switch is flipped, it turns on, and you know you’ve hit the nail on the head!
How do you personally stay up-to-date with fashion?
I look at blogs, magazines, and watch movies. Although many times I start to see styles that are played out and have been done before, I ask myself what am I into at the moment and how can that influence what I do. I ask myself, “What is next?”
What do you think will draw retailers to your collection this upcoming season?
Retailers will be drawn to my collection because it has a strong impact and it is bold. It is not shy; doesn’t play it safe and hide among the masses. It is timely. An example is my necklace “Brass Monkey” in honor of the passing of one of my heroes, Adam Yauch (MCA) of the Beastie Boys.