Rooster, aka le coq, or more commonly cock as we say in England was my inspiration behind the new collection for A/W 2005/2006. It was inspired by my frequent travels to Portugal, in the Summer of 2004 where I was working on an exciting project designing interior for a Farol Design Hotel, just outside of Lisbon.Cock, is a symbol of Portugal, as they call it Gallo. It is a symbol of life and energy and vitality. It is a very cheerful animal, a very cheerful image and a very cheerful word, which in English needless to say has a double meaning!
Apart from that I was born in the year of 1969, which according to Chinese horoscope is a year of cock, a new beginning and a new chapter altogether!
This collection as all about 'joie de vivre', celebration of fun, youth and cheeky naughtiness. By playing with the word itself and images of cock, the collection is for those who dare to be different without looking over the top. It is a wearable collection for young people who enjoy to be different and are not afraid of that.