Lou Stoppard (ShowStudio) – “Let me start by asking you about how you present yourself and how you look. You have a very defined style, talk to me about your look”
Olivier Zhan – “It is very difficult to define who you are, can you do that? Its not easy, you are always questioning who you are. And I think part of being who you are, being alive and being creative is to be unsatisfied with who you are. So, I am not very good at defining myself, you know, when you have to fill in a form and it says “what do you do?” I always have a blank moment. I am an editor, I am also an art critic in a way, I was, then I wasn’t anymore but am coming back to writing, I do photography, I edit a magazine, i’m an arbitrator sometimes for money and the way I dress is extremely simple. It is a uniform for everyday. Fashion is the enemy for a man. When you become too obsessed by fashion, as a man, you lose time and energy”
Brioni & Kering have announced the new creative director of the fine Italian brand will be Nina-Maria Nitsche, the designer, who previously worked at Masion Margiela for 23 years, was Creative Director at Margiela from 2009, following the designers resignation. She will assume her new position June 15th.