A: When did you come up with the idea to work with Russell Athletic?
IW: When I first traveled to the US, a Russell Athletic sweatshirt was among my first purchases. I have always wanted to do something with the brand, so this collaboration is a very special project for me personally.
A: What are you wearing at the moment?
IW: My way of dressing has totally changed over the past year. I suppose my personal style has two extremes. When I am at the office I am often still in a suit. Or in my personal favorite outfit: a classic black turtleneck and wool trousers with a drawstring waistband. Then, during the weekend I am wearing much more sportswear, like sweatpants or hoodies, but mixed with a beautiful coat. I have definitely been dressing more casually lately – super comfortable, but in beautiful fabrics.
A: Your hopes for 2021?
IW: When I think about returning to the office and our lifestyle, we are really going to see a new way of working, especially for myself as I used to travel so much. Even a year ago it was so rare to have video calls for meetings. We now develop all our collections digitally, and we’ll have to start thinking if it is really necessary to have many meetings in person.