Trine Lindegaard was only 18, and didn’t speak a word of Italian, when she moved from Odense, Denmark, to Milan to study industrial pattern and manufacturing at Istituto Carlo Secoli. “The culture was so different from what I was used to. I grew up quickly when I was there,” says Lindegaard, now 30, who went on to study at Middlesex University and the Royal College of Art in London. “I’m still a big fan of the Italian menswear scene, especially Prada and Marni, because of its use of colors and crafty elements—something that I use in my own collections. I never take myself too seriously, and I hope that comes across in my designs. I like to have good fun when I work, and that’s always what drives me to develop new pieces.”
BULLETT: If your collection were a 13-year-old boy, what would his name be?
Is he afraid of the dark?
No, he loves walking down the empty streets at night. He loves the moon, the stars, and the neighborhood cats. He always carries a tin of cat food in his left pocket.
Who is his favorite photographer?
What is his greatest aspiration?
To be happy.