Peter Do – Policy Of Truth
Do’s exquisite tailoring, which sometimes exposes its inner working, is elegant and genderless. Intricate and contemporary, his pieces create a strong silhouette, which feels urban but chic at the same time. In this exclusive interview, he talks about dealing with the pressures of running a small business, the odd sensation of becoming famous, and why he likes to be completely involved. Interview by Philippe Pourhashemi.
Nensi Dojaka – Soft Power
Winning the LVMH Prize can catapult you to stardom within weeks, which is precisely what happened to Nensi Dojaka in 2021. The Albanian designer, who works and lives in London, has already managed to craft her own signatures within a few collections, and an invitation to her shows, which she presents during London Fashion Week, has become as desirable as her intricate designs. Interview by Philippe Pourhashemi.
BOTTER – In Complete Harmony
However different and distinct each partner may be from another within a long-term relationship, creative couples generate a unique energy around them, which often leaves a strong and long-lasting impression. That’s precisely the case with Lisi Herrebrugh and Rushemy Botter whose bond is so real it’s almost palpable. Interview by Philippe Pourhashemi.
Jan-Jan Van Essche & Pietro Celestina
Jan-Jan Van Essche, who is Antwerp-based and launched his eponymous brand in 2010, is clearly an example of someone who has invested his clothing with intimate and personal meanings, reflected in his ongoing collaboration with his partner Pietro Celestina. In fact, the word ‘collaboration’ does not do justice to the fact that both men pretty much spend their whole time together, even though Pietro has Atelier Solarshop to focus on, a beautifully curated retail space he launched with Jan-Jan in Antwerp in 2008. Interview by Philippe Pourhashemi.
Giuliva Heritage – We Two Are One
If creative partnerships are always intriguing, couples who live and work together tend to fascinate us more. The ultimate fusion of private and professional, those duos are indeed special and rare, especially when they last in a transient industry like fashion. For Margherita Cardelli and her husband Gerardo Cavaliere, there are in fact no separations in life, and Giuliva Heritage is their own fashion creation. Interview by Philippe Pourhashemi.
Lust For Life. Interview with Michel Gaubert
Michel Gaubert’s job is to create unique soundtracks for fashion shows or films, and some of them are quite memorable. Think of early 1990s Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, or more recent offerings for Loewe by Jonathan Anderson and Moschino by Jeremy Scott. Whether it be catchy, ironic, fun – or more on the conceptual side – Gaubert can craft any type of sound that will enhance, reflect and complement a designer’s vision. Interview by Philippe Pourhashemi.
A Matter Of Taste. Interview with Lou De Bètoly
Berlin-based French designer Lou de Bètoly belongs to an exciting wave of talents questioning the status quo, as well as looking for new ways to create collections beyond the usual calendars, while making them playful, unique, sustainable and smart at once. Interview by Philippe Pourhashemi
Heart And Soul. Interview by Asim Khan
Fashion has the power – and the ability – to transport us into a world of emotion, grace and refinement. It can transcend the everyday and inspire us completely. Asim Khan, who is launching his eponymous brand this year, is a real fashion designer, in the sense that he uses clothes to deliver messages and raise key questions that are close to his heart. Interview by Philippe Pourhashemi.
Fashion Story: You Said Something
Photography by Aldona Karczmarczyk and fashion by Maciej Spadło.
The Virtues Of Discretion. Interview with Alexandre Mattiussi
Unlike other fashion brands, Alexandre Mattiussi’s business has thrived during the pandemic, making him even more intriguing. In conversation, he’s animated and curious, as well as self-critical. No matter how much AMI has developed, the French designer doesn’t rest on his laurels and keeps working with the same passion and care. In this exclusive interview, Mattiussi recalls his humble beginnings, why he enjoys being back at work with his team, and how age is really just a number. Interview by Philippe Pourhashemi.