How did you start in fashion?
Started by trying to enter det Danish design school in Copenhagen, tried 3 times and after the third I decided to pursue my design dream without an education, and made the first collection 3 weeks after the third decline from the school and that was the start of Jean//phillip
Where did you go to school?
I started as an animator and found out it wasn’t the path for me, that side of me is the one I know use creating the digital print for the collections.
Have you ever had an internship? Who with, and what was your experience? In your experience, is having an internship beneficial as a designer?
Yes I started at StineGoya a bigger Danish name now, but back then it was only her second collection so everything was still very new whivh was good for me, as I got to exsperience how you build up a brand – do´s and don’ts first hand, and with that I had the exsperience to start something up, so yes internship is defenetly a good thing!
Art is very important in life, how important is it in your creativity? Do you view your work as art?
I have never viewed my own work as being art I let others decied on that matter, I just create because I love it, and yes art is a big part of me I love it, and use it a lot in my work as it makes you come up with quite unique designs sometimes.
What is your first creative memory?
Sitting in my teenage room drawing Anime/Manga cartoons.
How do you approach your creative vision everyday?
I try to let it come naturally as pussing mostly makes you creative side lack a lot, so my approach is not to approach.
All designers struggle with retailers/consumers to understand their creative vision? How has this affected your creativity?
It did years ago but it doesn’t anymore, within the years ive found a side of me that wants to see people wear my clothes, so I find a balance between the avantgarde and commercial side of me.
What is your inspiration behind your creativity?
Its my life exsperiences and what pops up in my mind or in front of me.
What is the first thing you do every morning? What is the last thing you do everyday?
First thing looking at my white bedroom seeling for 20min – last look at the stary sky outside my bedroom window ( I Live on the countryside, so there is no streetlight after 24:00 – All darkness and stars)
How many hours do you sleep a day?
Always stay up to late so weekdays 6hours - and I don’t have to work the day after 10-13hours straight
What is your Royal Obsession?
To dine at fancy restaurants