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I seem to always start a collection by designing outerwear and jackets.
I think sometimes there are negative connotations for those who have a business mind as well as a creative side.
I love layers!
If you're designing out of a purely creative place, not thinking of the girl, then the consumer's not going to take notice.
A lot of designers get caught up in the creativity, but you've got to think about the legs of your collection - essentially, how the line is going to move forward.
I mean, I've always said I have an amazing team and network of friends and people that I work with that, you know, inspire me and enable me to do what I do.
My mom would put me in these preppy little suits and slick my hair to the side. I have these baby pictures of me where I'm this little preppy kid with a sweater tied around my neck.
Designing a product and understanding how it filters through into the market and into the rest of the company is very important to me.
Probably the earliest memories for me would be going to restaurants with my family.
The industry's changed so much that you can't just design something, put on a great show, and say, 'Okay, my job is done.'
I thought I would attend school and get an assistant position and work my way up but being in NY and seeing the pace of everything, is very inspiring.
I was in fashion school, my brother has a law background, and my sister-in-law had worked in production, but none of us had a proper fashion business education.
When I decided to launch my first knitwear line, it was because I saw a void in the basics category. The editors were always looking for cool, fashion-forward tees and sweaters. So that's where I started.
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