You’re known for your eclectic style. What’s the most unique piece you’ve found and how do you style it?
Definitely this Comme des Garçons dress from the SS15 collection. From the back, it seems like a straight dress with exaggerated, armor-like sleeves and a pencil skirt, but in the front, a double layered skirt is attached- one layer being tulle that provides volume, and the other sheer with floral embroidery. The hip is also padded with tulle, mirroring the exaggeration of the sleeve. I usually style it with patent leather Prada opera gloves from the AW05 collection, a Prada mini bag, and then dress it down with some CDG x Nike Cortez sneakers from the SS18 collection.
Name an emerging designer you think everyone needs to know about.
I’m really excited about Pauline Tan, of the brand TWEO. Based in Tokyo, and having designed for Issey Miyake’s Haat, Tan plays with juxtaposition, focusing on unique fabric treatments like multi-toned knits with oversized shoulders, circular cutouts, and experimental textile blends.
What’s your favorite runway collection and why?
Three collections live in my brain at all times: 1) Undercover’s SS04: I love the the conceptual dichotomy of twins walking down the runway- one expressing the usual vs the distorted 2) Junya Watanabe’s SS05: The use of feminine embroidery contrasting gold custom zippers and silver oversized snaps was phenomenal. 3) CDG's AW2005 Broken Bride: CDG is known for their use of black, so this collection was very Victorian and regal and combatted their classic deconstruction.