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Vincent Frederic : Profile + Interview

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Vincent Frederic: Interview

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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Creativity

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I hope be somebody who stay to be true to myself, i’m a creative guy I try to follow my dream like Art Director

Why do you do what you do?

I want express myself differently Fashion is not just garment or style business, with clothes you can understand many intension from different socity and there code. The garment it’s a part of soul of people who translate who they are. I love observe my environnement  with anthropology and sociology eyes.

I want tell story with Fashion

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

Like a second nature, I love DIY, I love concept, I love imagine how you can translate the world and be surprise again….

I love new challenge, some opportunity show me that is my passion, my talent.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

I’am a perfectionist guy so everytime I do something I want to control every details and part of the process of creation, but sometime when i feel lost I call my ex-teacher Mrs Nicolas to give me a feedback or ideas.

When i was in Geneva (2011) at La HEAD (University of Art and Design of Geneva) on the Fashion departement I had one semester to prove my competence, that was short and intense. Unfortunately I stopped this school and back in Paris. My motivation never failed so I progress myself and have some opportunity and new contact. I work hard on every opportunity for people recognize my potential.

Today i think i'm progress i'm start to have true opportunity for show my work and work with interesting people.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

I love the philosophy of Aimé Césaire and Edouard Glissant, I appreciative of Karl Lagarfeld carrier, Alexander McQueen creation.also I love anthropology and traditional outfit .I can really say just one people inspire me, I thing people can touch you by they sensitivity, vision and esthetic.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

i think we learn of our mistake, but a mistake is just a step for growing up. we never know how far we can go, so challenged is good for judge your level and know what people think about my work.

i try two time the contest of Fashion professional licence, the first time my portfolio didn't be perfect, the second time they tell me i don't need any school i have professional competence why i try to enter in they school ...

They didn’t accept me but now I know what I’m worth

so never give up if you believe on your dream.

only word "WORK" for progress

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

- Photography exhibition about Comtempory Style of religion in Paris

- Creole Soul – it’s a photography story I will presentation in Guadeloupe (French Caribbean island) to KFD Festival (Kreyol Fashion Days) during first week of June.

It’s a concept of picture I imagine with a contemporary version of Creole and caribbean style, culture and history translate like old postal card picture.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Be yourself ,find your way, no one can tell you who you should to be except yourself, find your place in this world

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

freedom

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Vincent Frederic: Profile

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Full name

Vincent FREDERIC

Age

24

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Paris

Where you live now? (city, country)

Paris

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Guadeloupe – (French West Indies)

First Language?

French

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Visual Merchandiser/Assistant Manager (KOKON TO ZAI) Freelance Stylist

How long have you been doing it?

2 years 1/2

Fav Song

Janet Jackson - Got 'till It's Gone

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Woodkid/Janet Jackson/ MNEK/ Blood Orange/ OWLLE/ Gorillaz

Fav Movie

The Cell/ The 5th Element

Fav Actor/Actress

Joseph Gordon Levis

Fav Clothing brand

A brand can’t represent me, all depend my mood, but I really like SADAK Label for example the designer is a friend I love his work so inspiring.

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Takashi Murakami/ Steven Klein/ Jules et Gilles/Tarsem Singh / Luc Besson

Fav Sport to watch

athletics

Fav Sport to play

dance

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