Most of the fabrics I use are from Italy. Different types of fabrics are still manufactured in certain regions so it takes some traveling and I always try to find new places. Going through the warehouses in various places is my favorite part of running a brand.
The fabrics I can find in Italy are of amazing quality from the best mills in the world - I prefer to buy stock material - it is already there - it is an opportunity and I like the thought that whatever will be in the shop depends on my luck and persistence to look through these warehouses.From selected fabric I then decide on the garment it can be developed into.
Good material is always a major source of inspiration!