XL white buttoned–down shirts.
I love how sometimes in the sun the whiteness of the shirt looks so light and bright. I also love the way that cotton feels on the skin.
Smooth surface, slightly transparent, and large. I like it when the fabric looks like it barely touches the body.
As a child, I remember my father only wearing a uniform of work clothes because he was a metalworker. I think that maybe the white button–down shirt is my working uniform since I am spending most of the time in the studio.
I once saw more than five hundred people dressed in the same white button–down shirt and standing together in the same space. It looked scary and liberating at the same time. I think this garment always looks so different for each person.
I am looking at the different cultures around me and the possibility of these cultures to mix or not; I am looking at the way people are moving around the globe and what they are bringing or taking with them. I am looking at the craft of fashion and the history of it.
Quite organised and limited – you could fit all the items in one suitcase. I actually don’t wear most of my clothes, they are stored in boxes in my studio or at the warehouse.
When I was 14, I went through a period where I bought clothes only in large men’s stores where they sell sizing like 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, etcetera. It was a very strange look because I was very small and everything was huge on me and belted. I made my entire wardrobe this way, but it stopped after some time.
When I am spending many hours working I usually wear the same thing for weeks, only because it helps me to concentrate.
Usually during the development of a collection the work influences the way I dress because I am often trying things on; during the fitting I am wearing the pattern or the early prototype around the studio.
Sex is something that is always there, somehow.
Give other people things you don’t wear anymore.