I try to go to Marrakesh if there's a Bank Holiday weekend.
I wasn't inspired by lunatic asylums or anything like that.
I approach any collaboration I do differently.
It was a privilege to work with Ballantyne, an iconic brand possessing such a rich British heritage. Ballantyne has a great appreciation of style and craftsmanship which truly complements the Matthew Williamson brand.
The last thing I want to appear is remotely jaded or bitter, which it could come across the wrong way.
I wanted to create a collection of leather handbags which would not only reflect the brand's DNA but also appeal to a busy cosmopolitan woman.
I grew up in the dark ages, pre-digital, when everyone would wait for a magazine each month to see these models who became legendary and iconic, like Kate Moss.
I'm continually inspired by nature, and the rainbow is one of nature's greatest optical phenomenons. The sighting of a rainbow never fails to bring a smile to people's faces. They signify optimism and positivity: with them comes the sunshine after the rain.
In a digital age, I still love sending and receiving cards, hand-writing notes, and wrapping gifts.
Confidence and belief in yourself and your vision is absolutely paramount. The fashion industry is tough - be prepared to take advice and criticism along the way, but have unwavering belief in your vision.
I'm not one to pat myself on my back, but I have had a career for 20 years, and if people are interested in how I did it or if I can give any advice, then that's lovely.
As the label has developed over the years, more and more structure and tailored pieces have been added, and so, whilst the core values of the brand have remained, I feel it's important to try new things and add more layers and dimensions to a collection every season.
Everything I've designed is intended not to match perfectly but to sit together in harmony, to add flair and personality to any room.
My collections are full of adaptable pieces: within the energetic lifestyle of L.A., they are able to take you from the beach in Malibu to the red carpet in Hollywood.