After graduating, I definitely want to get more experience by doing internships. Last summer, I did my first internship at Dries van Noten and because of that experience, I really noticed that I still have a lot to learn. The way we work on a collection at school is miles away from how you design a collection for a brand. The creative process is definitely, in both cases, the starting point for every collection, but when you work for a brand, you also go directly to execution and development and to a realistic commercial garment. There is still place for fantasy and experimentation but it’s much more balanced.
In school, it’s fantastic because you are your own boss and you have total creative control over your own work but you also work very isolated. When you work for a designer or a big brand, you really work in a team with different departments and designers that are working together on one collection and under one creative director. It’s by working in a team that you learn a lot and not only by working on your own, so that is what I want to do for sure.