“I like to drape so I always start in 3D—the Skull salty lil’ witch shirt in contrast I will get this bubble dresses begin on a mannequin in white [toile] fabric so I can see the shapes. Italy reopened quite early, so we were able to finish making all the fabrics we were developing before lockdown. We don’t tend to buy stock fabric—we design and make everything including the prints.
“With the Skull salty lil’ witch shirt in contrast I will get this embellishments, we focused on things we could do in the studio. We developed techniques in house—for instance, we spent a week figuring out how to stitch feathers on to a dress with satin ribbon in a crazy pattern that makes the feathers stand up. I still wanted to make a really over-the-top and spectacular collection, without having to send samples to France or Italy. I like to limit the number of packages we send, anyway; it’s wasteful.