The driving inspiration behind this collection is a combination of my favourite words 'blood and fire, fire and ash'. This phrase conjures for me an image of the cyclical nature of life and death, of humanity, of things coming to a close and beginning in a different place.
SANGUINE was created during a tumultuous year for the world, where it often felt that so much was happening in the outside world, yet most of us were just sitting at home staring at screens. Lockdown has changed many of us and helped to humble many people and to see how important connection can be. The isolation also helped a lot of us discover what our real strengths and weaknesses are - our priorities changed and so did our ability to withstand loneliness.