What first drew you to the fashion and beauty industry?
Initially what drew me to the fashion industry was the desire to express myself through what I wore. That desire evolved into going to design school when I didn’t feel the clothes being sold represented me.
Where do you pull your inspirations from?
Lately I’ve been inspired by the grey areas of gender expression, specifically where I fall on the spectrum at this point in my life.
What, if anything, do you hope to change about the current fashion/beauty industry?
My big goal is to change the way the fashion industry hurts the environment and to prevent more damage from occurring. There’s no need for fashion to be the second most wasteful industry in the world.
If you could study under someone, dead or alive, as their assistant/apprentice for a week, who would it be and why?
I’d like to work with Alejandro Gómez Palomo, the designer of Palomo Spain because he has an excellent attention to detail, creates beautifully crafted garments, and plays with gender roles in an interesting way, all while staying true to his brand identity and aesthetic.
Tell us about one goal you’ve accomplished, and one you still hope to reach.
I’m launching my brand at Vancouver Fashion Week this September which is exciting! I’d like to work towards having my brand be my main hustle and to show outside Vancouver.