Readers would love to know more about the current collection you showed at Vancouver Fashion Week. Can you describe it for us – aesthetic, fabrics, palette, silhouettes, inspiration, etc.?
My design aesthetic can be identified as exaggerated silhouettes. In my current collection, BOLD, shown at Vancouver Fashion Week, the large shoulders were inspired by women power suits while the tailored bodies, accentuated waists, and flared silhouettes symbolize femininity. The collection was made to relay the sense of bold and power, to take design details from traditional menswear and turn them feminine. BOLD is primarily made up of black silk jacquard and plaid wool with hints of pastel blue to add softness. The black and plaid fabric were used to add darkness and edge, while the motif of bows and enlarged shoulders are the main cues of power being beautiful.