People always ask why I became a lingerie designer. To tell you the truth, I have no idea. I think lingerie found me rather than the other way around. It started off as an experiment while I was designing womenswear. I fell in love with it so hard and have never looked back.
Here´s one of the theories.
I was named after my father´s favourite tennis player – Chris Evert – a huge star from the the 70s. My parents believed that I would follow the lead and become a great tennis player. But after 9 years of tennis lessons, finally in high school it became clear that I won’t become a professional. That was the moment when I had to find a new hobby and tennis got substituted with fashion design.
Years later, when I was already designing frilly knickers and studying at London College of Fashion, I went through heaps of luxury lingerie books for a project and discovered this image:
To my surprise it turned out to be Chris Evert with her infamous frilly knickers. Apparently she was the first tennis player to start wearing fun & playful knickers under her skirts.
So maybe it really was my destiny to become a lingerie designer and not a professional tennis player all along?