I feel so thankful that I’m able to be a part of something that I love to wake up and run to work every day.
I never really did sports growing up. Maybe that’s why they intrigue me. The technology that goes into that clothing is steps ahead so it’s always been something I look towards.
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.
My mom would take me to restaurants and the first thing I’d ask for would be a pen and a napkin and I’d sketch shoes and shoes and shoes.
I think everyone shares a fear of failure – that you’re only as good as your most recent collection. That’s definitely a fear but it’s a fear that fuels me that makes me want to work harder that makes me take on more challenges.
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.
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.’
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.
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.