I have to say, I feel so lucky that I am part of this community. I feel like I’ve been exposed to so much more in life and so many more interesting people. I am where I am right now because of who I am, and I feel incredibly lucky and fortunate to have had the experience that I’ve had over the years, whether here in New York or in Los Angeles. I think our industry is very open and inclusive, and is accepting and encouraging in regards to being true to yourself.
I’ve always wanted to design for everyone. I think one of the most important things within my collections is the idea of people finding themselves. I’ve always encouraged that, and I’ve always designed with that in mind, so it’s really important to me.
I think the way I have approached gender over the years has definitely evolved.