Charity: I am supporting the Danish foundation “Julemærkehjemmene” which helps overweight children to lose weight and regain their self-esteem. I chose the organisation because as a teacher I have experienced first-hand how they give children their life back, by helping them build self-confidence and inspiring them to live a healthier life. I want to help to encourage the children to become winners in life.
Inspiration: Since the very beginning of the project, I have tried to figure out which patterns and colours express me as a person the best. Animal print was an obvious choice and as the AW15 collection is inspired by a Nordic woman’s journey through Peru, I chose the panther print, because Peru is where they are from. I wanted to simultaneously express a contrast, a trend and something Danish. Check is a big trend in fashion at the moment and the Harlequin checks I have chosen are often associated with the Copenhagen Tivoli. I think they also symbolise amusement rides, playfulness, fun and games. These are things that life should encompass and that should be expressed through fashion. I love simplicity and my favourite colours are black, white, grey and nude. I have tried to combine a current trend, the story of the collection and my own personal style into my design.
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