WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNER?
”This has changed a lot within the past few years. I guess I am in a period where my style is not only evolving but also maturing a lot. I feel influenced in a lot of ways by many designers, but if I had to choose one, I would have to say Nicolas Ghesquière. I think his aesthetic is incredibly elegant without compromising with that quirky edge.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?
”Mexican and Thai. I do believe that once you have tasted real Mexican food, you will be hooked forever. Thai food has gradually been growing on me. I love fresh ingredients and most Thai food represents that to me.”
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO LOOK?
”Perhaps a boring answer, but my black leather jacket has been a constant for me for years. Whenever I don’t have to shoot for the blog, I grab any T-shirt, a pair of black jeans, a leather jacket and my favourite metal cut-out Alexander Wang boots.”
WHY IS FASHION IMPORTANT?
”To me, as a way to express myself. I was very young, maybe seven, when my mother taught me how to sew and the fascination for clothes has stuck with me since. I was always the tallest girl in school, and my mother found it very hard to find clothes for my sisters and me, so she had to make them for us. I found that idea exciting – that my mother could make us clothes from scratch, that we didn’t have to rely on stores to find clothes. I was always the one wearing weird things and experimenting with new stuff as a kid – which often got me laughed at. But I didn’t care much.”
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN HISTORY, WHAT FASHION ERA WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN?
”The 1920s. The elegance and beauty of that era has always appealed to me.”
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY FASHION PLEASURE?
”Lately I’ve been all about bags, and unfortunately every single one on my wish list costs a month’s rent. Luckily I am very good at restraining myself and I am in fact a very responsible shopper, so I don’t really get carried away.”
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
”I wanted to be musician or a palaeontologist! Music is still very much a part of me. I own a beautiful black Fender guitar, which I still need to learn how to play properly. Maybe I will find the time sometime soon.”
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Adam Katz Sinding is the photographer behind Le 21ème. Follow@le21eme on Instagram.