Growing up in Detroit in the 1960s and 70s, whose style did you admire?
Oh man, Bryan Ferry! In the 70s he was the most elegant guy. Everybody else was punk or glam, but Ferry was the stylish guy.
He always has great hair, doesn’t he?
Great hair! That kind of cool flick he has – much different to Donald Trump’s flick [laughs].
What was your childhood in Detroit like?
I grew up in a humble house, seven people, three bedrooms, one bathroom.
When did you start to become aware of fashion?
I was always looking to Britain for style. Most of the artists I loved were English. Detroit was a very non-fashion place but when I got to high school I realised I had a couple of pieces that girls would connect with so it became super important to me. I got a job at a men’s store so I could get discount and buy clothes.