In the past, you traveled in Europe to meet some people from various denim brands and present a collaboration with Nudie. How did you decide to travel? And how did that collaboration with Nudie happen?
It all started when I posted my own Nudie Jeans on social media. Someone working in the Nudie Jeans HQ saw my post on Instagram and contacted me.
In the beginning it was just contacting each other through social media, but in 2018 while I was still in uni, I decided to use my free time to go on a trip. I thought it would be a great opportunity to visit the Nudie Jeans HQ in Sweden and decided on my destination. I carried it out quickly back then.
The people at HQ told me that they'd like to make a replica of my jeans, so I left it with them, which led to the collaboration with Nudie Jeans.
I also visited Amsterdam during this trip and was able to spend time with people from lots of different denim brands.
From this experience, I strongly felt the power fashion has to connect people. Where people who have the same love for denim get together, become friends and expand the circle.
I'm not sure if this is a cultural thing but everyone I met in Europe was very social and welcomed me with open arms, introducing me to so many interesting people. The people I met during this trip are still my friends.