Meeting the other four finalists and Marc Jacobs in Berlin really boosted young designer Siddhartha Anselm Meyer’s confidence. “When I left Berlin again, I got straight back to work on my collection. I’ve put together a few outfits and thought about what I still need to add to them.”
He was particularly motivated by the fact that other people loved his work and that star designer Marc Jacobs proved to be a “good listener”. This generous personal trait that the famous fashion designer has, namely being more interested in their work than being critical of it, also encouraged the other finalists’ creativity.
Meanwhile, Siddhartha has also been busy with other things. He’s been back at university knitting because he wants to augment two outfits with knit and colour details. “Over the next few weeks I’m going to put the knitted pieces together to make tops”, he said. And you can imagine how the vintage knit patterns in red and yellow will look once they are integrated in his recycling-oriented collection. The transformation artist (he can make a men’s suit out of old skirt suits) has also made up another pair of trousers to replace one of the original collection pieces. And he’s also designing a bag. We can’t wait!
The 30-year-old was very excited to have his first TV interview scheduled for 12th of June with Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) channel. It should be great practice for all the media attention that he‘ll be getting during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in July. When I asked him what he’d like his debut to be like, he replied: ”I want the show to be sensational! Lots of positive feedback, a fantastic atmosphere and a wonderful evening!”