Words Helen Jennings Photography Victoria Will
Describe your spring /summer 2013 collection?
I want to show Africa in a different light by using art references. The theme is Rhythms of Africa. The prints are done by a lady who interned with me years ago. For the dancing people print, I actually modelled all the poses and the figures are wearing the collection too.
The season's colours are tangerine, cool mint and wine. For the shapes I've stuck to the classic Tiffany Amber floaty silhouettes but slimmer. We have a waist in every piece of the collection.
This your third time at NYFW with ARISE, what are your expectations?
I don't need press, I want to sell. This is a commercial collection that offers every shopper at least five wearable pieces.