How do you interpret ‘Ready to wear’ in your work?
‘Ready to wear’ to me is the embodiment of my work. It’s about being inspired and using clothing to tell a story. Enabling me to tell a story about my thoughts and feelings, using this to express myself and who I am. All my work and ideas start from looking at fashion and fashion editorial. Considering the shapes and colours of clothing gives me great inspiration to convey the narrative which I want to portray. While I use flat colours and shapes in my work, my work has rhythm, rhythm which I see in clothes and fashion design.
The series in which I have submitted is called ‘jack in the box’. It’s about a time in my life when I put my creativity away to be accepted in the corporate world, where I lost interest in my true passion for art, design, and fashion. However, like all jack in the boxes, they burst open and cannot be contained. That is what happened to me and that is why I quit my job to become a full-time artist. It then came later to me that clothing and fashion embodied all the things I love, lines, shapes, colours, and expression, they also tell a story, convey culture, and express a mood, therefore, it is my biggest source of inspiration.