Growing up, I was taught to always be aware of what was happening in the world around me. What attracts me to fashion is its potential to influence politics and culture, and vice versa. It intrigues me to see current affairs being reflected in what is designed and worn. Because of this, fashion has become my medium for communicating ideas. Before turning to fashion design, I had all these thoughts but no way to talk about them. The way I design, I am usually inspired by an issue or event, which is then translated into more visual ideas. I want to be able to question things, to communicate socially conscious messages, all through beautiful clothing.