Since I don’t really like wearing trousers, I mainly wear skirts and dresses for work and leisure.
I love flared dresses, and especially our Rainbow Strap Skirt. Combined with a loose, soft top, the tight-fitting shape of the skirt instantly creates a feminine silhouette and emphasizes the waistline. Zara Basics are perfect for tops.
Then I add a statement bag like our Kasper Stripes Bag and the look is complete.
I like to upgrade simple outfits with elegant, high-quality shoes. The suede Oaxacana pumps by Christian Louboutin are especially eye-catching.
If I’m looking for something truly extraordinary, I like to go to Alexander McQueen as his extravagant designs are a great source of inspiration.
The striped shirt. It is my daily companion because it is so versatile. Depending on how you combine it and turn up the sleeves, it can either look classic or casual. The Alma Shirt always makes me look good, no matter what the situation.
Old Chinese films whisk me away into another world. They make me dream and inspire me with their stories from a different era. I love the colours and the music that go with the nostalgic tales.
My lambskin slippers are the most comfortable shoes that I own and accompany me indoors as well as outdoors. Wearing them feels like walking on clouds, and they’re always an eye-catcher.
Workwear has a big influence on my collections. Many of my looks are inspired by the simple cuts. I love the idea of pure functionality and practical details.
Gold is a must. In my opinion, the warm colour adds a perfect balance of elegance and coolness to any wardrobe. Personally, I wear a lot of gold jewellery, I never leave the house without it!
For the new S/S 2018 Collection, I have finally designed my first womenswear collection, which is inspired by my menswear designs as well as the style of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. In doing so, I have also revealed my style secrets. I like the architectural construction, clarity and, so to speak, the sober austerity expressed by the classic menswear, which I have translated into the womenswear for my label.
As far as labels go, I am still a big fan of Veronique Branquinho, for whom I interned during my time as a student. At the moment, I also really like Dries van Noten, who has designed some strong collections over the past few seasons. Both are from Antwerp.
My last purchases: there is a fantastic charity shop around the corner from my atelier. I recently discovered a great pair of pleated trousers by Zegna made of fine, light wool there. I like to combine them with a merino jumper from my own collection and white Birkenstock sandals or Chelsea boots as well as a light oversized coat, probably from the 80’s, which I also found in the charity shop.
RIANNA + NINA
Flowers are sure to put everyone in a good mood – every day and at any time of year. You can find gorgeous bouquets at Marsano, for example.
Mykonos is our favourite place to spend the summer. This season, we have a pop-up store there. Of course, sandals by Ancient Greek Sandals are a must! The model Clio Pearls in platinum makes us wish that we were back at the beach.
The inspiration for the perfumes by Coqui Coqui spring from their origins: originally established as a resort on the Mexican peninsula of Yucatan, each scent reflects a part of it. Our favourite is Coco Coco, which instantly catapults us back to paradise.
Why sunglasses? It’s simple. They give each of our outfits that extra-special touch. It doesn’t even matter whether the sun is shining. We usually find our favourite models at Andy Wolf.
In the evening, we exchange our sandals for high-heels. And we always take one of our kimonos along with us wherever we go.