December 2014: I fell in love with Faye Wong the first time I saw her in the film Chungking Express. Almost 20 years later I found myself living in China and visiting Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong every month. Laura was a tricky name for Chinese people so I always said my name was Wong Faye – this made them giggle.
So when I started to sculpt an avatar and model for my collections, I looked to the east and named her Faye Wong. This was the first experiment with Faye – I applied archive patterns to a minimal look with flares (my obsession back then) and created dynamic poses.