My collection stems from backpacking round Europe, my love for collecting antique and vintage pieces and interest in folk culture. I believe garments should be functional and lived-in with unusual interesting (and often hand-finished) details to add a more personal touch. Quality in manufacture and finish is paramount as I cannot bear badly constructed items and cheap trimming. I look to the following designers for inspiration specifically: + Dries Van Noten - colour, detail, texture and fabrication. + Marni - colour, silhouette, fabrication. + Margaret Howell - colour, fabrication and background.