Born in South Africa, moved to canada as a baby. As a teenager I used to make african madalion with my older brother and sell them on the street. I graduated from Helen Lefux in 1999, last time I did fashion week was 2003. I guess you can say I ran away from fashion for many years perhaps you could say I am crazy like David Chapelle lol but I always knew I would be back. One of the things I did while running away was paint luxury homes which really taught me a lot about quality and excellence.