Santa Cruz: I wove 10 yards of cloth in the middle of the rainy Vancouver winter. I must have been thinking of warm sunny California weather. The jacket was made in a workshop at SAORI Santa Cruz in California
Tallinn: The cloth was woven at SAORI Tallinn in Estonia using the local Estonian wool and other fibres
Kaarina Handwoven silk and cotton vest made for a presentation at the Kuusisto Art Manor near Turku, Finland
Lion's Bay I started weaving the cloth for this vest 16 years before I finished it. It was going to be a gift for my midwife, but then I had a baby. Like many of my garments, it can be worn several different ways - open, closed and even upside down.
The Big Rock Candy Mine A fluorite mine I once visited. I did the weaving and my mum added the crocheted details on the sides and at the front opening.
Vino Tinto A bolero inspired by grape varieties used to make red wine.
Frühling Blumen Collection inspired by three spring flowers from my garden
"As I watched her, I could recognise in her a member of my own tribe. It was an explosion of colours and patchwork under the elegant, discreet and always monotonous French sky. It was fantastic, truly love at first sight, a breath of fresh air, all multicoloured, scorching, revitalising, radiating Mediterranean colours and flavours and creeping into this global and colourless magma inhabited by zombies and clones." ― Christian LaCroix, speaking about the first time he saw someone wearing Desigual clothing