Defining uniqueness with “ITS” founder Barbara Franchin

Uniqueness is an enigmatic concept: simultaneously eloquent and slippery, its nature is fundamentally ambiguous. This dualism makes uniqueness easy to acknowledge but hard...

Michèle Lamy knows how to push creativity

I meet Michèle in between two workshops she’s leading at Nike, where she asked participants to slice right through the iconic sneakers. Turn out,...

How to start a brand, with iRi’s Janet Yeung

Like many young designers, Janet Yeung is multi-tasking. She is a designer, a retailer and head of communications. Why? After graduating from Parsons, she...

The Rosen Touch

It’s Market Week and the clean, light-filled headquarters of Theory are abuzz with staff and buyers. Andrew Rosen sits in his office, where the...

In conversation with Glenn Martens

Nothing better than having a first impression debunked. Especially if that impression was construed through months of cyber-stalking an individual for a school project....

The Unstoppable Marine Serre

When a LVMH scout approached the recently graduated Marine Serre suggesting she apply for the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, Serre showed him...

The perfectly imperfect designs of Rokh

At first sight, Rok comes across as painfully shy. Even his passion cannot overcome his humility. You wouldn’t necessarily scout him out as a...

Ovelia Transtoto, the practical philanthropist

“People fascinate me. I love observing the way that we live, how we create and define our own identity by interacting with everything around...

How Lutz Huelle found happiness

Those who have been in the field for a while know that mistakes are rarely fatal, and that closed doors often lead to open...

Don’t call her a fairy godmother: Lulu Kennedy

Lulu Kennedy never took the road most travelled. Her semester abroad turned into four years of organising parties and booking British acts like Princess...

Design like dance : Fengyi Tan draws geometric spaces with thread

It started with a moment in the movements of a dancer. Then, there was the body, elastic yarn, and tensions. The result: the beginning...

Bruno Pieters, reinventing the system through honesty

At first glance, Bruno Pieters looks like any young creative – grey skinny jeans and black sneakers, his eyes shaded by an old baseball...