When all of this started I, and many with me, were petrified with fear and astonishment.

Watching TV all day, looking for that newsfeed that would give us a way out of this. News that didn’t come.

Meanwhile we are 7 weeks into lockdown and we have frozen time. We have cut a block out of the time line and set it aside for a while. 

On my travels I visited the Petrified Forest in Namibia. These Giant trees scattered in the desert, frozen in time made a huge impression on me. The idea that a disaster in prehistoric times left us with this beauty.

Maybe when we look back at this we will find rare beauty in this.

After all you know what they say : ‘A diamond is just a piece of coal that did well under pressure.’

This collection is inspired by that idea.