I’m a shoe designer. I started my label in 2008, has been a rewarding upward journey since then.
There is no typical workday! It changes all the time depending on the seasonal calendar. A typical day at the studio is a combination or design work, sourcing materials and ironing out business issues. A typical day at the factories in Italy involves a lot of running around, fitting the samples, correcting prototypes etc.
I was awarded a bursary from “Fondation de la Mode de Montreal” which allowed me to further my studies in footwear design at Cordwainers College in London. I worked as a shoe designer for several British designers before starting my own shoe label.
I was quite mischievous. My fondest memories are annoying fellow student Ying Gao until she put pins in my arms in revenge.
The design classes and pattern cutting.
I was very excited to be in Montreal and to start studying design.
I worked really hard in my spare time to become better in several subjects related to my studies. I think some of the most important things I’ve learnt were from my own research in relation to the classes I was taking.
I realized it was so easy to be a student.
Having a lot of self-motivation, an obvious talent, passion and to work harder than the next person.