Photographer Emli Bendixen visited the Danish designer in his Dalston studio
“We have been in the same building for 13 years, on the same floor. We were part of the first fashion people to move into this street, before all the health shops, and the police station across the road. Now it’s like a fashion show when you go out onto the street.
“I always start early, I go on my bike from home which takes me around 25 minutes, and then I do some cleaning before anyone else comes in. I love that time. After that I’m ready to talk.
“There’s been many sleep-overs in the studio over the years because of long working nights when we did shows”
”I’m very routined, I get confused if things are not in the same place they used to be and I have a really bad habit of moving things back to their old places, even when someone is still working with them. These days, I seem to sit in my office and watch American Horror Story (I love it – I wish that they would cast me in the next season) and think to myself: ‘Ohhh I should really do some work but…’
“I like my studio, it feels friendly. It has quite a few of my gran’s furniture and lamps because she left me her house and I moved it all here.
”There’s been many sleep-overs in the studio over the years because of long working nights when we did shows – it was bloody awful and fun at the same time, which makes it sound very hippie, but it wasn’t. We all used to smoke in the studio, but I’m the only smoker left now, so I have to go outside, but, hey ho, I get some air. We do need more space, so can the next door neighbour please move out, thank you!”