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In celebration of our Autumn / Winter 2020 collection we’d like to introduce our collective of inspirational women from different creative industries. As the faces of our AW20 campaign, we wanted to offer these inspiring women a platform to discuss and voice matters close to their hearts.

  

“When planning this project, I wanted to bring together a group of focused, resilient and diverse women to voice what we as a brand are all about, combining the fundamentals of equity, joy, creativity, kindness and self-awareness in building a brighter future. Each of these nine women are entrepreneurs, breaking boundaries in their chosen field of work and I love that they all wear the collection in their own, unique way.  It’s been a real honour getting to know each of them individually and hearing their collective views on life, love and experience.”

Deborah Lyons

Enam Gbewonyo, Textile & Performance Artist

 

What is love? 

For me love is kindness and compassion. 

I think if we all treated each other with so much more kindness and compassion the world would be a much more beautiful and peaceful place. 

A quote to live by? 

I am happy, I am well, and I am at peace 

Name the change you would like to see?

Real equity - racial, social, and environmental. It’s so important especially at this time that we think about equity across the board. And I hope that with what we’ve been through as a global community real change will start to take place. 

 

Francesca Secolonovo, Holistic Healer & Wellness Instructor

What is love? 

Love is unconditional, love is forgiving, for me love is beautiful 

What is your greatest fear? 

Allowing fear itself to control my life. 

 A quote to live by? 

Live your truth, express your love, share your enthusiasm, take action towards your dreams, walk your talk, dancing to your music, embrace your blessings, and make today worth remembering. 

 

Tiffanie Delune, Artist

 

What is love? 

Love is celebrating and empowering yourself and others with small gestures and magic moments 

 A quote to live by? 

I am all, I am enough, I am love, i am here, I am energy, and I am free 

 Name the change you’d like to see? 

I would love to see a blended world which does not go from one extreme to another and where everyone feels free and equal 

 

Katherine Finerty, Art Curator

 

What is love?

To me love is being curious and passionate about the things you believe in and it’s also about feeling confident and proud from that energy. So it could be an idea, it can be a person, I think it should always be yourself. So love to me is this energy exchange. 

What is your greatest fear? 

Clowns. Which can sound funny but is actually kind of serious. The dynamics they engage in make me anxious. Sometimes I think it’s about people being insensitive towards others or lacking empathy and I am really afraid of being in a world where people don’t respect each other or people are unkind. So on a smaller level it could just be unnecessary pain or bullying but on a bigger level to me those ideas reflect close minded and oppressive thinking. 

A quote to live by?

It’s one thing to have good fortune and it’s another thing to know it.

The change you’d like to see? 

More collaboration. I’m an art curator and my practice is based a lot on identity representation but also social engagement. 

I think art is one of the most powerful ways to tell stories and be an agent for change. 

The more environments that are more collaborative people can be different than each other, support each other, challenge each other, it makes me think that the stories we can tell will be that much more diverse, complicated, and resilient.

 

Cherise, Singer

 

What is Love?

Being present and creating a safe space for those that you respect 

What Is Your Greatest Fear? 

Wasting my life. I’ve only got one so I’m going to use it well. 

A Quote To Live By?

Stay curious - as in stay very weird but also stay curious about life 

The Change You’d Like To See? 

More honesty... way more honesty  

 

Mariko Kuo, Influencer

  

What Is Love? 

Unconditional, undying devotion to somebody  

Your Greatest Fear?

Something happening to my daughter 

A Quote To Live By? 

Live life to the fullest 

The Change You’d Like To See? 

Whether a Firefighter, policeman, politician, I want girls to be able to do whatever they want in life 

 

Sabina Goth, Graphic Artist 

 

What Is Love? 

An omnipresent enigma 

Your Greatest Fear? 

To be boring.  

A Quote To Live By? 

Live fast, die young. 

The Change You’d Like To See? 

Female empowerment all over the world 

 

Charity Wakefield, Actor

 

What Is Love?

Love is Freedom. 

Your Greatest Fear?

To be afraid. 

A Quote To Live By?

Try new things 

 The Change You’d Like To See? 

Politicians taking the environment more seriously. I have so many friends who are trying to do their bit to be sustainable, recycle, and look after the environment but we need massive structural change from politicians. 

 

Sophie Derrick, Artist

 

What Is Love? 

When life is unimaginable without that person 

Your Greatest Fear? 

That my children won’t have as lovely a life as I did. Because of the internet and everything that’s happening with the environment they’re going to have a lot more hurdles to jump than we ever did  

A Quote To Live By? 

Never underestimate anybody

The Change You’d Like To See? 

More importance given to arts in schools. The creative sector is the fastest growing part of our economy so there needs to be more importance put on those subjects