“It was one of the first things I bought from a charity shop. There’s not much in my little village so finding something like this felt like an achievement. I like that there’s a dragonfly embroidered on the sleeve with a naked person riding it. At the time kimonos were coming in, so I wore it a lot back then. When I was 16 to about 19 or 20 years old.
I don’t really wear it anymore, it’s too cold to wear and not really something I would buy now. It looks too dark and gothic. I see so much velvet now it seems over-saturated.”