My inspiration for this collection is definitely a goddess of power and elegance. A woman of vast character and diversity. Seeing that it’s actually Women’s Month I went as feminine as I possibly could, but also tried to be as subtle as I can be to accommodate the woman that’s not as feminine. Basically my inspiration for this collection is women.
The inspiration behind the collection with Alpha Industries came from the brand’s rich history in aviation
and fighter pilot uniforms. Something else that played a huge role in the use of details in this collection,
was safety regulations in aviation and construction. The safety element insures protection and we aspire to
protect what we value most, and since we consider ourselves family, the Protect.The.Family collection was
I draw my inspiration from everyday women, regular, fat women. I like to watch how they dress, most of them do not care much about being over the top, they are happy with looking simple and comfortable, but still stylish, these are the women that inspired our summer collection.
The idea behind the collection for MBFWJ17 is the old school cool, cozy summer kind of vibe. We have looked at inspirations such as 90’s/early 2000’s hip hop and RnB music videos where the vibe was more of a sensual and sexy yet very cool and confident kind of aura around that time. Your LL Cool J, your Missy Elliott, Lil Kim, TLC, Notorious BIG kind of looks, but more laid back and sexy but in a cool way. We focused on more of an energy that the collections need to give off instead of how creative the different items look. I call it the 90’s.
My inspiration is a Rubik’s cube. The Rubik’s cube has six sides, each with a unique colour made
of nine squares, and when these squares aren’t in colour unison, the cube looks like a mess. Similarly, my collection spans many genres of clothing, and whilst it isn’t an easy task making sure all of these genres work in sync, I believe I have curated a completed sartorial Rubik’s cube: all of the different colours, in their place, working merrily.