Pain drives the intellectual underpinnings of my collection. I am fascinated by how the body reacts to pain and how it manifests itself on the body. Pain is interpreted in several ways in my collection, from corporeal pain to emotional pain, the idea of pain as punishment, and pain as pleasure.
I am using materials that speak to the rough nature of the subject matter, such as boiled wool, leather, and fabrics with shiny finishes easily reflect on the distress and movement of the fabric on the body. I am also using translucent linings that will not only show, but also to highlight the rawness of the interior construction of the jackets.
My process is dependent on my own personal narrative. I create my pieces with the intention of communicating a story. There is a lot of reading and writing involved so that I can get accustomed to the subtle nuances of the design language that I am attempting to speak with. In the end, I take those words and emotions and apply them to the garments. The clothes are individual expressions of an everlasting story.