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Get to know Kirstine

認識 Kirstine

Who or what is your fashion inspiration? I’m very inspired by Alexander McQueen and the creative world he created. I’m also inspired by historic eras, in particular the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

你的時裝靈感從甚麼或誰人而來? 我深受 Alexander McQueen 及他創造的創意世界所啟發,亦從 歷 史世代中得到不少靈感,特別是維多利亞及愛德華時代。

Where do you go to get inspired? My favourite places for inspiration are nature and museums. When I’m in nature, I take lots of pictures of what I find interesting and unique and I keep these photos for future inspiration. What made you get into fashion? When I first started fashion school I found the whole industry very superficial. But when I learned about the work behind a collection and the issues the industry faces, I realised that the fashion industry was a place where I could develop my creative skills and passion and at the same time try to make a difference. Tell us one unusual fact about yourself. Before deciding to go into fashion, I wanted to be an archeologist or cartoonist. Between studying at two different fashion schools I spent a year in the Danish military where I learnt a lot about my own abilities. What have you enjoyed most about designing and making sustainable fashion garments? I’ve really enjoyed the challenge of the work itself. In every sustainable fashion project I do, I am improving my skillset because I cannot think conventionally and so I have to find other creative solutions. Working in fashion from a sustainable angle is what keeps me driven. You could say it is my way of trying to change the world and making it better.

你從哪裡尋找靈感? 我 最喜 歡 到 大自然 及博 物 館 尋 找 靈 感。我拍下很 多有關 大自然 的照片,把我認為有趣及獨特的都記錄下來,將來作靈感之泉。 是甚麼令你投身時裝界? 剛進時裝學院的時候,我覺得時裝很表面,但當我了解到一個系列 背後的刻苦工作,以及時裝界面對的問題時,我發現時裝界會是一 個能夠讓我發展創意及熱情的地方,並嘗試改變它的不足之處。 告訴我們一件關於你的與眾不同的事情。 決 定投身時裝界之前,我曾希望當考古學家或漫 畫家。在兩間不 同的時裝學 院修讀 期間,我在丹 麥軍隊待了一年,對自己的能力 認識更深。 設計及製作可持續時裝的過程中,你最享受的是甚麼? 我十分享受創作過程中面對的挑戰。每開始一個新的可持續時裝 項目都是我進步的機會,因為我不能依傳統的思路 去思考,所以 必須尋找其他創新的解決方法。在可持續的角度從事時裝業給予 我很大的動力,可以說是我嘗試改變世界、令世界變得更美好。

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The ecochic design award 2014 15 official magazine  

The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream...

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