"I was inspired by the evolution of aviation, beginning with bi-planes, progressing to supersonic jets and finally halting at unmanned aerial vehicles. In terms of taking this idea to a physical level, I included electronically moving robotics into my collection to take it into a more futuristic realm. I also derived my garment pattern pieces from up-scaled model aeroplane plans. The year ahead will be dedicated to working towards a solo exhibition of new textile works that include robotics. In a sense, as this collection was my first, I see it as something to build on, both physically and conceptually - a prototype."