To bring this erratic flow of thought home; I was designing custom vintage wear for a year before I heard the terms “upcycle” or “sustainable fashion”. I truly believed I was on to something and technically I was, but that would soon be dismissed by some.
The idea of sustainable fashion is a worthy one and I’m glad that there is an element of global concern associated with my brand. However, that is not the idea on which I base anything that I create. I believe that there are some designers simply more comfortable with not creating patterns or negotiating the nap but instead, take fascinating ideas to simple canvases.