A Walz with Johannes Boehl

“I never want to be a designer that you have to run to, or run from,” says Johannes Boehl, who is wearing a pale blue...

Tinker Hatfield, the Nike Designer who Transformed Sneakers into Art

To make an impact, whether that’s in science, poetry or design, you need out of the box thinking. Unexpected ideas. The type...

Olivier Theyskens: “You have to dare to avoid the obvious.”

Olivier Theyskens is a designer of mythical stories. The raven-haired boy who left a renowned fashion school in Brussels to set up his own...

Cathy Horyn: “I’m not a support system.”

It’s not easy to have longevity, in any career, but Cathy Horyn pulls it off neatly. The industry’s most respected critic has significantly impacted...

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...