The detailing is in the coat buttons, the buttons themselves, the collars, braiding and piping. The fabrics are classic men’s wools, herringbone or pied de poule patterns, brocade or velvet, combined with imaginative choices of lining, or even African textiles.
I stay in close contact with the market here in my home town and with global markets. The feel, quality, colour and pattern of the textiles is what I’m looking for when I search out and choose fabrics, the material that I love; that’s what inspires me. I’m a huge fan of traditional and modern printing, weaving and fabric dyeing techniques. Blending them into a piece of clothing is what I do for a living.