"Growing up my family was in the fashion business and our matriarch was a seamstress. This installed a passion that has driven me throughout my career.
"I grew up in the era of Michael Jackson. His amazing outfits inspired me to find a way to express my creativity through fashion. I was also influenced by what Dapper Dan from Harlem was doing for high-end streetwear. I now enjoy constructing garments on the sewing machine and seeing the end results of my designs."