How did you learn to design shoes? In my early 20s I worked in interior design, which I loved, but I couldn’t get rid of this nagging shoe thing in the back of my mind. I’d always loved shoes, and was fascinated by their design, texture and materiality. Read More
Onde Sensuelle at Tessuti—Part of an intriguing collection of six perfumes that aim to represent different emotions, Onde Sensuelle represents the ache of desire by means of a delicate interplay between warm spicy notes (bergamot, cumin) and ripe citrus (grapefruit, cardamom), with musky base notes.
Tell us about your background and your brand…
My mother, Angela Wickstead, was a made-to-measure fashion designer, so it was always something that was part of my life. I grew up in New Zealand but when I was 14, we moved to Milan, which was the fashion hub of the world. From there, I went on to study fashion design and marketing at Central Saint Martins, and gained industry experience work- ing at Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez, and American Vogue. After I graduated, I launched my brand as a made-to-measure atelier and opened my first store in Belgravia. By creating a strong clientele base, I was able to develop the brand further and introduced ready-to-wear at London Fashion Week in 2012.