Where’s my favourite city? Hanoi is my hometown. London has been become my second sweetheart. Paris the third, and Edinburgh the forth.
“I got into fashion when my dad brought me a recorded Gianni Versace show back in 1989. I was totally obsessed with it. That’s when my love for fashion and clothing started”
“I got into fashion, as I haven’t known anything else. I was possibly 10 when I saw my first fashion show on tv and asked my parents, ‘who is that last person walking out? Is that a job?’ …. My mind was already made up!”
“My favourite fashion season is Fall / Winter seasons because you can be much more braver with textures and layers.”
“I would describe my style as conflicted, complicated, impulsive, compulsive, classic and sensual…”
“Alexander McQueen was the reason that I went to study at Central Saint Martins, I really respect him. Working for him during college was also a precious memory.”
“I love making art that’s useful. I’m fascinated by manipulating fabric into a sculpture and architectural prototypes. Being able to make it walk is amazing!”
“I wish they’d bring back The Block, the skinhead club in Bow. Or even Trade. It was soo the opposite of what’s happening now. There’s a lot to be said about sipping a cocktail in a darkroom.”
“My earliest fashion memory is being angry like a flustered diva because I got Spiderman pajamas instead of Darth Vader!”
Fashion designer Lee Klabin mars the worlds of femininity and bold structure in her eponymously named luxury womenswear label.
“I used to draw outfits when I was studying Law. I decided to pursue that interest into a fashion career instead.”
“I don’t have a muse…”