My real dream is to team up with a fashion designer and create something within the boundaries of their own palette and design ideas. I love to collaborate with other creatives and see the directions that then become possible.
I admire people with the courage to be bold and humourous in their own fashion statements. For example, Ru Paul and his fantastic suits, a juxtoposition of his straight businessman self and his flamboyant “because I can” self. I just love that. I want to see my own designs created in conservative clothing for the sheer fun of it.
I met a fashion designer the other day and she told me that to ever make it in the world of fashion, she would need to have fabrics exclusively designed for her, which is where surface pattern designers such as myself come in.