A distinguished and very unique Italian-born London designer, Kinder Aggugini studied at St. Martin and worked with John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood and Donatella Versace, and Costume National, Calvin Klein and Paul Smith. Until he made his debut in February 2009, he was the best secret for fashion editors. Chanel-style tweed jackets (Kinder once referred to his works as Coco Chanel and Sid Vicious’s evil marriage), silk dresses and evening pea coats were privately picked and admired by a few.
Then he came out to mix romantic prints and structured clothing into London Fashion Week, providing it with an absolutely novel and novel aspect.
His thoughts are like a beautiful kaleidoscope composed of rainbow pieces to create a wearable dream. His collection is reminiscent of his punk rock past and Italian traditions, his love of books, music and art, and his deep understanding of fabrics and techniques for women who love eternal style, impeccable quality, sense of humor and enjoyment. Unpredictable.
For me, this was a very bold move and asked Kinder to be interviewed – he agreed (and it made me feel unbelievable). Having his answer is like receiving a precious gift, I cannot thank him for sharing his time and ideas with me.
When did fashion become part of your life?
As far as I can remember, I was always obsessed with fashion. When I was a teenager, I learned to make my own clothes and tried many looks. When my peers started asking for the clothes I was wearing, I decided to find a way to do it forever.
Who has the greatest impact on your career?
The designer I work for. I chose them because I found them exciting and eventually they shaped the way I designed it today.
How about Donatella?
I have a good time. She is one of the most generous and interesting people I know. When I met her, she said: “I didn’t formally receive training, but I worked for 25 years in the best person in the world. I must have learned something.” She was completely correct.
What is the best lesson learned from Galliano’s work?
I understand that reducing prejudice is not a standard rule and can be accomplished in a variety of ways, each of which can have distinctly different effects.
How do you think about the first thing in the morning?
Since I started my own collection, I’ve always been excited about everything I haven’t done and what I’m about to do.