Trine Wackerhausen

, , , , , By Catherine

We love discovering young, talented designers, and Trine Wackerhausen is no exception. We love her fresh and clean style, as well as how she beautifully creates strong looks with minimal and feminine designs. The fashion designer from Denmark presented her collections at Copenhagen Fashion Week a few times now, and she won the Max Factor New Talent ward for 2011 – We bet we will see more of her soon!

Visit her website here.

How did it all started?
Educated at Beckmans Scool of Design in Stockholm in 2000. I started Wackerhaus in 2003 working with exclusive boutiques in Copenhagen (such as Sabine Poupinel and Henrik Vibskov) doing smaller collections to begin with. I presented my first real line AW07, since then growing and growing steadily every year!

How would you describe your style?
Subtle but strong and sharp.

Favourite material to work with:
Classic materials as wool and silks, combined with coated, washed, or textured fabrics in mixed materials.

Any special projects at the moment?
I did a mini T-shirt collection for A Question Of, which is out now + Some secret projects under construction now, shhh.

What is your business philosophy/approach?
Growing steadily – combining heart and business.

Best thing about being a designer:
Working with beautiful stuff that makes people happy and confident.

You, in three words:
Humorous, stubborn, passionate.

What inspires you?
Anything actually. I think that is the definition of creative people – it really can be anything.

“I’m at my most creative when…”:
“…there is not much time left before deadline!”

Best thing(s) about Scandinavia:
White summer nights.

Favourite designer:
Yves Saint Laurent – My heart is beating strongly for the classy and cool 80’ies look!

On your wish list:
More hands & more holiday!

What can’t you live without?
Jens – my love.

Scandinavian tradition(s) you love:
The Danish tradition on the Liberation Day 4th of May when we put lit candles in the window. It really touches me every year. I think it is the feeling of standing together, when usually everybody is minding their own business in the big city.

(The fourth May the evening was the liberation among other celebrated by the people tore the hated blackout curtains down and let the light shine out through all windows. In many places people put lit candles in the windows. In five years, three Danish cities remained in darkness at night. Now came back light. It made a strong impression on all who experienced it, and when, in the following year began to celebrate the anniversary of the liberation, it was natural to go back to light as a symbol of the regained freedom)

Favourite travel spot:
I really love Croatia. Lovely people and quite unspoiled. And not least: the clearest blue water I have ever experienced – If I remember correctly then the visibility is around 22meters – it is like glass.

You, in five years:
Still happily in love with Jens, business has grown, more holiday.