03 August, 2011

Young Money: Interview Designer Killian Loddo

I would like to introduce you to Killian Loddo, an emerging talented Designer from France. He finished his bachelor at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam after graduating from the  École Supérieure d’Arts Appliqués in Bourgogne, France.
We met eachother at the Amsterdam Fashion week where he asked me to model for his designs. Killian, originally a graphic designer, has found his way to Fashion with his latest collection of high end scarves. More about his Fashion Fusion and new collection called The Fantastic Goodbuy in the mini interview I did with him.

Where do you find your inspirational energy to create...
It really comes from my daily life desires, and the references that I like that always unconsciously makes me wanted to do something. I need to switch from a medium to another during the research time, wich is basically the all period of my process, helping me to have a broader point of view on my practice getting inspired by sculpture such as paintings, movies ... I could say that my process is closely related to my everyday life, it is endless...
taking intuitively in consideration the landscape of my creation, the whole
set of my experiences, productions, references, tastes ... in time and space.
No matter the project I can not be detached from what I absorb and digest.
 It does not just happen in design but also in the way I set my house, or how I dress ... And come to think of it.. this makes sense, something coherent is building itself despite all this mess!

From graphics to Fashion how do you balance the two..

It´s all connected for me, when I do graphic design I'm inspired by fashion, or art, the aim is different sometimes of course but by maintaining those characteristics of play, sensationalism and immediacy that reflects my tastes it stays connected. I also always have the aim to connect those disciplines at one point, on a piece of clothing in a photoshoot, an installation, it takes more power when you use your language and ideas in different mediums intteracting with eachother.

What is your design signature....

I guess there is something playfull, and mostly something about color, it have to be intriguing and attractive, some friends recognize that what I produce always have a very frenchy feeling, in the references or the mood, that´s a complicated question!

Your scarves are beautiful, what is the story behind the collection...

It started with some hand painted scarves supposed to be made for "public rietveld" a departement of the school Gerrit Rietveld Academie, it was a communication item, but then i started to make a lot of scarves, more and more freely, and It became a collection related to my own visual langage, it took sense suddenly. And I decided to make some really big digital prints that I considered first as paintings, and it became this collection of 4 scarves, displaying some kind of distorted abstract landscape, wich is  specific and strong enough to be combined with a lot of outfits.

Where can we find the collection...

I'm planning to sell them at Colette in Paris, but that is not done yet, however they should be available soon at Frozen Fountain in amsterdam, and probably small creator shops in Paris.

What will the next step be for the Killian Loddo Designlabel..

I'm going to take my time, I though about doing more work connected to fashion before but i didn´t thought it would go so fast, so I'll concentrate on this last collcetion, how to make it visible and interresting in different contexts, for instance the scarves will soon appear in a movie clip I'm doing this summer, and besides that I also  have a full time job in Paris from september with Laurent Fetis so I will take my time. I'm already planning to do another collection of scarves but right now I'm going to have vacation time in the south!
And I have to thank you again Soraya for being such a good model!

                      What do you think of Killian and his new collection let me know!  X Soraya

Obviously excited to wear a Killian Loddo scarve of the Fantastic Goodbuy collection, I love the XL size and the color printing will upgrade your outfit instantly...

Here is some previous work of Killian Loddo, installations and scarves of the Entity collection

Pictures courtesy of Killian Loddo designs
For  informations and contact check out the websites below:
Killian Loddo Website


  1. Hi Soraya, wat een leuk interview weer! Hoe geweldig, ga je model voor zijn label worden? En het lijkt me echt superleuk om je weer te zien als je in Amsterdam bent, laat het me maar weten wanneer je tijd hebt schat. Ik heb tot 7 september vakantie dus dat komt vast goed! KUS

  2. Great blog! Really!
    Can you follow each other? :)
    I'm following you already!

  3. Looks like fashion week was successful! Congrats on the collaboration.


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