I was always fascinated by and interested in fashion and started drawing clothes since the moment I could hold a pen. It was therefore pretty quickly clear to me that I wanted to follow this path and went seeing a few fashion design schools in Germany, where my mother was originally from. When I got approved to ESMOD Munich and, a year after, to a fashion design academy in Duesseldorf I just followed my passion and learned all about the fashion industry.
|Photography by Harald K|
Studying fashion design wasn't always easy and the most important in my opinion is to stay true to yourself from the beginning. I had many downs when faced with a few teachers who had their very tight taste and usually gave best grades to the students that designed what the teachers wanted.
I was more the rebel kind of person and designed what I wanted instead of what the mostly female teachers would wanna wear. Luckily my guts usually gave me right as I ended up being the student that won the most design challenges and prizes during my studies.
Who you are as a designer? Aesthetic? Customer? Brand? Etc.? Do you offer a new line each season, create custom work or both?
|Collaboration to dress the runner ups|
of Miss Côte d'Azur
It is indeed not my first time that I upcycle a garment. During my studies we had such a challenge where I upcycled a bathing robe and turned it into a 2-piece hippy design with pearls and sequins we got sponsored for the challenge. I just tried to think outside the box for this past challenge and was happy when I was told that I was voted first winner.
Well, I don't want to take away the surprise but I can say that I am going with something sleek and playful in black & white, including same colored patterns hoping it will please the audience.
What would you most like the international fashion audience to know about you as a designer and your brand?
That I love to be underestimated, always go with my guts instead of trends and offer fully handmade garments enabling me to be proud owner of the official label 'Made In Luxembourg'.
|Photography by Simon Armstrong|
My current project is to rock my participation at Eco Fashion Week Australia and I also have another project to make a collection out of a newly created color pattern for interior design fabrics.
As a long term dream I would love to open my own concept boutique where sadly this is the only dream I still don't have the guts for as I fear it wouldn't work due to financial impact.
Website - www.cooperhotcooture.lu/
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