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Hedi Slimane I don’t mind that. I like the idea of immediacy. There was this recent article in the New York Times by fashion critic Guy Trebay, called “Admit It. You Love It. It Matters”. I thought this was interesting. You might as well play the game, adopt the clichés and use surface to wrap your ideas and develop them on a larger scale. There is the surface and there is under the surface. With a bit of luck, it might make sense. Therefore, I really love and trust fashion, and I miss not doing it right now although it was a necessity and healthy for me to pull back.

But I haven’t been there for twenty years. Peter Saville Is that near the Alps? Hedi Slimane No, lower, on the seaside, on the Adriatic sea coast. A beach town. A tiny village really. Cristina Bechtler How did you meet? werden wollte, und begann Politische Wissenschaft zu studieren. Ich war ein totaler Versager, der Letzte in der Klasse. Ich konzentrierte mich aufs Nähen. Wenigstens war ich da allein und niemand gab seinen Senf dazu. Ich ließ die Politische Wissenschaft sausen, nach einem chaotischen Jahr, das ich vorwiegend damit verbracht hatte, auf der Straße gegen ein Ausbildungsgesetz zu demonstrieren, das mir sehr gelegen kam.

Peter Saville Das ist etwas anderes, je nachdem, wer dafür verantwortlich ist. » Cristina Bechtler Da bin ich mir nicht so sicher. Wenn man sich mit den richtigen Leuten zusammentut, um seine Ideen zu realisieren… Peter Saville Trotzdem muss man selber experimentieren. Man kann nicht einfach einen großen Architekten anstellen. Es entsteht nichts Neues, indem man seine Arbeit durch Rem Koolhaas realisieren lässt. 51 Thomas Demand But of course it is also much more. It is like scent in the air. To give desirability to the project.

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