In 2011 I was short-listed for the Footwear Friends Designer Award, in association with Jimmy Choo,
Over the years, I have gained considerable knowledge working with factories in Europe, UK and the Far East. Through hard work, I have learned how to develop shoes and take them from the design stage, through to development & production - understanding factories capabilities is key. This in turn, has made me a more considered and thought-provoking designer - pushing boundaries between design and factory limitations.
I usually start with trend & creative research, designing mood boards for the up-coming collection, whilst looking at material mixing, colour palettes and trim details. Then I start initial sketching & designing, following through to sample-making and production.