Anybody who knows you, knows that you love to make stuff, not just clothes. So why did you start by studying communications?
Well, I knew from a pretty early age that I wanted to do design and specifically women’s apparel. In high school I was always drawing. In my physics class instead of paying attention, I was designing a prom outfit for the girl sitting next to me for two months. It was always something I really wanted, so when I was 14 I told my parents that I was going to move to Milan and study fashion, and they were like “Over our dead bodies”. They wanted me to get a “real” degree. I said ok, because basically they were going to pay for it and at 18 I wasn’t ready to move out and support myself. So once I graduated with my degree in communications I had no clue what I was going to do. I didn’t know where to begin. My internships didn’t introduce me to any kind of job I would have been excited about. So after taking some time off (in Israel), I became sure that I wanted to move to NY and pursue my dream. By that time my parents were fine with it because they saw how serious I was and I really explained to them that you could perfectly well work in the arts and make a living.
Photography by Layli Samimi