About Louise Presley (founder of H&E)
I'm called Louise, which traditionally is a middle name. I am a middle child. I was born in the middle of the day, in the middle of the year, the middle of a decade. That makes me a Gemini. Not that I place any store on that but I am excited by opposites.
I make sense of the future by gathering the past. Responding to found garments, textiles and ephemera I reappoint or purposefully restore them so that they can continue their journey. I'm embarrassing sentimentality but brutal in the pursuit of progress. Meaning and purpose sit at either end of my see saw.
Over the last few years I have been organising and understanding what I have. Returning to my fashion roots and it is hoped that a new collection of garments will be launched soon.