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It all started with an exhibition featuring the works of Romanian artist Geta Brătescu that I went to. Her work, and especially “The Rule of the Circle, The Rule of the Game”, struck a chord with me. Her sense of colours, restriction and the way she creates an interplay between very structured elements juxtaposed with wilder ones somehow reminded me of a mental health hospital. I delved deeper into that subject and found these images of people lying in a bed wearing suits. That’s where the structural element of my collection comes in, the interplay of formal wear as a form of structure and the domestic private environment. That was the starting point. The work of photographer Deborah Turbeville was an added influence, mainly the way she captured the isolation of people and her sensitivity combined with a certain masculinity. I wanted to turn my menswear into something soft, not in a cross-dressing way but in a rather delicate way.