Do you think that could be a cure for loneliness?
I'm not sure if dressing virtually in itself will be a cure for loneliness. But the lonely find community in weird spaces and the digital environment can certainly be a weird space.
And the freedom of expression can open us up to meeting people we align with.
That has been my experience. Since the digital space is still quite young, less toxic historic structures need to be broken before achieving true freedom in self-expression. When I speak about the digital environment, I don't refer to social media or the internet since many people associate that with digital identity. I think much is wrong with social structures within social media usage.
You bring a lot of organic elements into your designs. Is this purely aesthetic, or is there a deeper purpose?
I believe that humanity, in general, has lost its core connection to earth and nature. Humans are meant to be connected to nature. Even a short walk in the forest can improve our mental state. Instead of destroying the earth for selfish reasons, we should focus on finding our way back to harmony with the planet. I hope that people who wear my garments become aware of both the beauty of digitalism and natural shapes. I want to celebrate these shapes and create awareness to take better care of our planet.
Do you think digital fashion has the power to change our relationship with the consumption of fashion?
I believe digital fashion has a different context than physical fashion. Therefore the way we consume it will also be different. I think fashion has significant psychological importance. It can complement our unique being, impact how others read us, and helps to express our inner feelings to the outer world. Within my collections, I focus on the individual to exemplify how fashion should connect to personal expression instead of consumerism.