It's 3 days until I show my second collection. A lot has happened since 'A Window of Sky,' and while AW16 is definitely a step forward for me, I will always have a special love for that first collection - not least because the name was inspired by my Grandfather, who just happened to lend me the right book at the right time.
I think he loved that he was part of that collection and he definitely revelled in coming to fashion week and showing off all his fabulousness. Although he didn't quite get to see AW16, I'm sure he would have liked it too.
So, for AW16 expect to see a gloriously bold lookbook, with big typography and shots of acid yellow, expect to see my signature clean shapes and some new ones too, along with delicious merino wool and fluffy mohair. In short, as my boyfriend described it the other day - it's got 'tude.
I'm excited to show you this new collection and also to show in the BFC Designer Showrooms for the first time. Although he won't be there this year, I'll be picturing my grandad, strutting around, making friends, looking glorious and above all making everybody smile.