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about fashion

As soon as I was allowed to touch a needle to start sewing I did. I was old enough to walk in my handstitched knee-long skirt but with its length of not even 30 cm, too young for school.

Later as music became more pop and electro, of course, our fashion had to follow and I added painting, dying, strass, and sequins.

A black plastic bag with KØBENHAVN printed on it became my initial print stitched at the sleeve of a fully self-sewn jacket and started my switch from a manual to an electric sewing machine. The jacket just got ready for my high school diploma.

Meeting Swedish fashion designer Margareta Forslund during my 2-month internship was either the most influential encounter for my work, or her fashion was very much in line with my upcoming style. Margareta knew how to make raincoats into a chic and far more wearable piece of clothing. For this, she used simple yet refined patterns, colors, screen prints, shiny and matt materials, and generous cuts, and produced all of her fashion in a small factory at her own farm.

I took all this with me to college, and my professors at the art and design school taught us watching, seeing, painting, scientific study, shapes, thinking, and understanding. After five years we could show all our improvement and personality in a diploma collection which I dedicated to men by dressing 12 of them in wide casual trousers, loose shirts with curved seams, and a few jackets.
I kept sewing. I always start by making my own patterns. My fashion remains casual and sportive and yet elegant.
These pieces take part in everyday life, in that of others, and in mine. 

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