Interview with Johan Lindeberg
Here is my interview with one of my favourite designers, Johan Lindeberg
You have been hailed as one of our time's greatest designers. How did you become a designer and what made you want to do it?
My first girlfriend was a designer and she inspired both my sister and me to become the same? My passion has always been to create energy and inspire people and I love to shape a lifestyle? To create a lifestyle that reflects how I like to live? A lifestyle brand is also a borderless community, where you can invite the people from all over the world beyond borders and religion?..
What are the main trends for men in SS17?
I don't like to follow trends overall.. But it?s no doubt that there still is a 70?s retro trend and activism is also very prominent in design right now?
What do you have in mind when you design for men? Who is the J Lindeberg man?
For J. Lindeberg we want to dress a modern entrepreneur.. Someone who?s engaged and active and want to change the world?.
What can Scandinavian/Norwegian men become better at fashionwise?
I think personalty? Be more personal.. Add a personal twist? Something that makes you more who you really are?
What does every man need to have in his wardrobe?
Either a pilot jacket or a biker jacket.. Depending on mindset?.
All photos: J. Lindeberg
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