I’ve had the joy and delight of finding a gorgeous pattern maker in Melbourne who is helping me learn more about cuts and darts and blocks and fabric. It’s been a real journey.
During our second meeting, I showed her the design concepts I had in mind for the label range. I showed her a trench coat. But it wasn’t your typical trench coat. I wanted something edgy, a bit undone. It was jacquard fabric which was plain in the sense that it was predominantly black with slithers of silver. And then I explained that I wanted to use a floral print by Carmelo on the lapel.
I was nervous and worried that she wouldn’t like the idea.
I could gauge from her face that she didn’t “get”.
I was asking her with hope, if she “got it”.
She truthfully said to me.
Karishma, you need to be the one to get it.
The one to see it.
I don’t need to see it.
This is your vision.
I can’t always see what you see.
And that is ok.
You have to see it.
And with that.
She changed the whole game.
It is an honour to have the moment to have her light shine upon me.