What can the Magasin du Nord Fashion Prize do for you if you win?
I hope the prize will help spread awareness of my brand and lead to fruitful collaborations. Then there is the financial aspect; it is a large prize that could help expand my team or find a permanent studio. At the moment I work out of my 100 m2 apartment in Paris. With industrial sewing machines, hot irons, interns, and freelancers in one place it gets intense.
What convinced you to start your own brand?
I met a lady in Paris who saw my work and asked, "why don't you go into business on your own?" After a few months of consideration we met again. She introduced me to people and pointed me in the right direction.
What person, historic or living, would you like to see in your collection?I would like to dress assertive working women, like Kirsten Bjerring Malling, the Danish ambassador in Paris – and Beyonce (again).