What are the three essential items in your wardrobe? Loafers, long-sleeve polo shirts and worn-in jeans.
Any go-to jewellery? A signet ring with a bloodstone, my birthstone. Also, a Cartier “Tank” watch.
Can you remember a favourite outfit from when you were a child? I remember an Adidas tracksuit with the poppers on the side when I was about 12. And a varsity jacket around the same time. We didn’t have the internet teaching us what was cool or not.
What was your first fashion moment? When I won the National Designer Award in 2019. Before that I didn’t feel like I worked “in fashion”, I was just making beautiful clothes.
And your worst fashion mistake? When I was 19 and working in retail, I was into high-fashion pieces I thrifted or saved up to buy, like the Alexander McQueen skull scarf. I was still discovering my own style.
What are you coveting? We’re working on a wool seersucker suit, so I’m looking forward to receiving that. Also, some short-sleeve summer knitwear with a Tom Ripley vibe.
Is there anything you would never wear? I wouldn’t wear fur. And I don’t wear much black.
Do you stick to neutral colours? I’ll wear bold colours for an event, but I tend to wear neutral colours that don’t suit my skin tone. I’m fair, with dark hair, and I love taupe, sand and soft browns. It should be dark olives, dark browns and navies, but I seem to dislike wearing those colours.
Is there a current trend you like? I don’t follow trends but sometimes a classic piece is brought back that I love, like fisherman sandals.
What shoes do you wear most often? A chocolate suede loafer is my go-to.
Who’s your favourite fashion icon? Ralph Lauren, the way he takes those classic looks and mixes them up.
What do you wear on a typical working day? I don’t wear suits often. It’s more a tailored corduroy trouser with a cashmere knit, a knotted bandanna and loafers.
What’s your favourite off-duty, casual Sunday look? Jeans and a short-sleeve polo. I’ll be hanging out with the kids, making pancakes, taking them to the park.