Did you grow up dreaming of being a doctor?
In fact, no. At first I wanted to be a farmer, then a vet. The latter got me interested in all things biological, but I also had a desire to find out how things work, so medical research was an obvious direction for me. There is nothing more complex and fascinating than the human body.
“I admire practicality in design – something that makes sense but still looks great.”
What qualities do you most admire in people?
People with vision; those who see a way forward and pursue it even when it is not clear to anyone else. “Anything is possible, You just need to find the right people, the right contacts.”
How do your pastimes and your work influence your style?
I grew up by the sea in suffolk, in small fishing town called aldeburgh. I remember spending a lot of my childhood outside so the beach, sea and river formed a big part of my early life. Ever since, I've loved doing anything on, in or under the water. Clothing for me needs to be practical and easy, so it is all about those details. I admire practicality in design – something that makes sense but sill looks great.
Is there a person whose style or dress sense you have always loved?
I always admired my grandfather for his style. He was a tailor by profession so would dress impeccably everyday, regardless of what he was doing.
PHOTOGRAPHER MARC HOM | WORDS BY MATTHEW FREEMANTLE | FILM BY LIVER KNAUER | ART DIRECTION KENDAL AND PARTNERS