I had several attempts at making the bee, I wanted it to represent female strength, and a vulnerability. And of course, the bittersweet nature of love. My classic bee achieved what I wanted, and to my great relief, it was an immediate hit with UK buyers at London Fashion Week, where I first showed the collection.
We soon became the best selling brand at Liberty, and shops all over the UK wanted to stock us. We were on the front cover of all the glossies and celebrities around the world showed off their Bee necklaces.
The collection, Original Sin was my way of coming home, and making something specially for our British customers.