Once upon a time, back in high school, I wanted a career in fashion. Not as a designer – I knew I couldn’t face the sewing – but as a buyer. My dreams and plans have changed significantly since then, and I’ve come to basically hate most things about the fashion industry, but I still love looking at the runway show round-ups every autumn.
I don’t dress fashionably, nor do I want to. My design output is slow enough that I cannot aspire to designing to fit trends. But oh, I love to look! I love to flick through big fat magazines! (Textile View
is my favourite. Less runway, more long-term colour and mood forecasting.) Fashion at its best is so beautiful, and so fun
. The fantasy of it is so seductive. I’d like to bring just a smidge more of that fantasy into all of my own work.