Then spent the next few long days coming up with new designs and working with the Indian design team. It was a hard process, the language barrier didn’t help, and they were not used to working with a designer like me, and weren’t very flexible at first, wanting designs similar to what they were used to. It was hard to stand my ground and explain ‘that’s what I am here for!’
But we managed to get the designs on paper and after many Chinese whispers and amendments we got to a near end result.
For two days I had the chance to tour of Jaipur and come up with a collection inspired by India, as it it TJC’s 10th birthday, and being an Indian company we thought it would be a great idea.
Well what I can I say? India is a crazy, dirty, disorganized, beautiful, chaotic, friendly, mad place! Travelling anywhere takes an age as no one obeys the rules of the road and they all just go for it, beeping horns, which I think it is now just habit! But I got to see the Hawa Mahal, the Amer Fort, City Palace, Jal Mahal, Albert Hall Museum. Here are a few pictures.