With 25.5 billion pounds of USE-ABLE textiles thrown away each year (70 pounds per American), there is a lot of waste that can be prevented.
Fashion, like art, embodies the time we live in and society bears witness to the interpretation of its historical and cultural significance.
We need to shift our consumption values so that the entire fashion system can shift along with it.
I often compare my runways to the album release or a movie premiere; so much design, work, and planning goes into it and its meant to be enjoyed as a complete body of work.
MY ADVICE TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL: KNOCK ON AS MANY DOORS AS POSSIBLE AND LEAVE A POSITIVE IMPRESSION.