“My final collection is all about smocking and the handcraft that goes into it. I used Sophie Hallette lace. It happened naturally through progression and testing different fabrics.

I was originally looking for something very old fashioned that I could bring back to life. My original idea was to create couture gown that would also be affordable. I chose very low-key fabrics to use to keep it on a low budget. However, gradually it developed into lace, which isn’t quite as affordable.

I had to learn a lot at the beginning. I came from a very different background but, through my own fight and drive, I got somewhere. I got to Graduate Fashion week, which is amazing! I’d love to get a design job and carry on my creative path.”