|Knitted menswear by Diana Tax|
picture by Rik Versteeg
What is the name of your label? I don't really have a label yet, but it will probably be something with my own name (Diana Tax) or the name of my last collection (FSHRMN)
Where did you study and when did you graduate? I've studied at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and I graduated in January 2011.
Who is your favorite (fashion) designer/artist? Why? I love the work of Sandra Backlund. She doesn't make fashion, she makes art. Another one of my favorites is the Dutch designer Emily Hermans (MLY). Her knitwear is more graphic. I also like the knits of Missoni. From menswear, I loved all the things Alexander McQueen presented in his collections. I like it when great textiles and great designs come together.
How did your experience with fashion started? When did you decide to be a fashion designer? I started with making clothes for my dolls, and with little drawings with clothing in it. Later on, my interests changed, but my love for fashion stayed. I went to the academy and in the third year my love for knitting started (when I followed the minor Textiles).