From as early as grade school, I was fascinated by beautiful fabrics.
Tagging along with my mother to fabric shops, where she would be buying fabric for skirts, dresses, and blouses for herself, I was interested in yardage to hang on the walls of my room- intermingled with my posters of The Who, The Cure and the like. A bit of an odd mix, but it all came together neatly in my head under the title of “inspiration”.
Most of the fabrics that caught my eye came from the same design house- Perry Ellis (yes, the actual man, not the terrible and terribly-degraded corporate mess that exists today). Italian linens and wools from mills like Solbiati and Braghenti, all woven to the specifications of Mr. Ellis and his design team.