Natalie Chanin has been a huge influence on me as a designer. I first discovered her work in the pages of Vogue years ago and fell in love with her mission to manufacture the Alabama Chanin line right in her hometown of Florence, Alabama. The aesthetic of Alabama Chanin holds a very distinct place in my mind, maybe because I found her work when I had first moved to Texas after growing up in New York. The style is so southern and helped explain a very new and confusing world to me. It's not a brand that I ever saw myself wearing, but the core values of Alabama Chanin clicked for me, helping plant the seeds for my own future endeavors.