“As a designer you should have your own view on everything that you do!”
Who are you? What do you do?
I’m Steven Vanderyt, 29 years old and I am a fashiondesigner.
Where are you from?
I am from Eindhoven, it’s a city in the Netherlands.
Your style in 3 words?
raw, provocative and feminine
Your weakness? Your strength?
One of my weaknesses is that I still want to be in control of every piece but I have to learn to trust in others and let things go. My strength is that I’ve learned all lot of technique along the way what makes able to create almost anything that I design.
What makes you different?
I think what makes me different is my approach to fashion. I really do what I like and what makes sense to me. In my concepts I always really want to show my take on it.
When did you decide to become a designer?
My parents would say ever since I was a little boy but I would say when I really knew what it was and that I wanted to be a designer, that would be around when I was like 12/13 years old.
Every collection has that one look that’s really your baby.
What do you find most fascinating about the creative process?
It amazes me every time that you can create a 3d piece from just a drawing. Especially when it’s exactly like the drawing. I can really enjoy the process of creating the things I design.
A few words about your favourite creation?
Every collection has that one look that’s really your baby. The first look from my latest collection is my favourite at the moment. Why? Because it really speaks to me and represented’s my style.
Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…
Always Galliano’s work and Alexander McQueen (his own work).
A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?
I’m starting a new collection in the upcoming months for a international fashionweek.
Do you have a vision?
My vision on fashion is to follow your own path and make the fashion that you love the most. Sometimes in fashion you see a lot of copying of trends, my vision is to take trends and make them your own. As a designer you should have your own view on everything that you do. I could say; Do your thing!
2017: Where are we going?
I hope to grow overtime and keep on working on new collections. Around the end of this year there should be another new collection and then we will go from there.
Your city’s favourite spots?
In my hometown Eindhoven I like to go to the more underground artsy cafe’s and bars. Also in Amsterdam and Antwerp there a lot of nice places to hang out.
Tell us about your future plans…
My future plans are you work the upcoming years on my brand awareness and settle down in one of the fashion capitals; Paris, New York or Milan. Working for one of the bigger brands while also making collections for my own brand.