For our first #HangingOut episode, we had the absolute pleasure to chat to our friends Katharina (left) and Theresa from WE.RE, who started out with a temporary design project in 2014 in Munich and turned it into a fashion label that is here to stay. From finances, false assumptions and breaking into fashion design – here’s what you need to know about founding your own label.
WHAT WAS YOUR DREAM JOB AS A CHILD?
T: FASHION DESIGNER
WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
WORST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
IF YOU WEREN’T FASHION DESIGNERS, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
T: UNEMPLOYED (LAUGHS). NO, I THINK A PILOT.
HAVE YOU ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN FASHION?
T: I think I’ve always been interested in clothes and how clothes were made, and the older I got the more interested I became in actual trends and fashion as a career.
K: I’ve always been pretty extrovert and loved expressing that with my personal style, so I think the way I got into fashion was more through creating my own style rather than being interested in certain labels.
YOU GUYS MET WHILE STUDYING FASHION DESIGN IN MUNICH. DO YOU THINK IT’S ESSENTIAL TO GO TO A FASHION SCHOOL IN ORDER TO WORK IN THIS INDUSTRY?
T: The one thing you definitely need is to learn your craft, be it by studying fashion design or a traineeship. People tend to forget that creating clothes is a craft, and that you have to learn how to master it.
K: Going to a fashion school definitely helps you focus on your future in this specific industry, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t work in the field coming from a different background.
You can find the full interview HERE