Subject: Erikka S. Bahnsen
Age: It’s just a number
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Womenswear designer
Zone where do you live?: Via Solari
What are you wearing today? Fur coat, dress and shoes vintage, lace vintage Oscar de la Renta jacket, Topshop belt, jewelry done by myself and bag a gift.
Where did you get it? Besides the bag tha was a present from a friend, the belt from Topshop and the jewelry that I made by myself, the rest was bough by me in different vintage shops around the world.
Where do you shop the most? I like to go to vintage shops and markets, I actually really enjoy it, I find it interesting like looking for treasures and since I don’t like to buy mainstream stuff I would say that vintage fits me very well.
Favorite pieces in your wardrobe? I would say that my favorite piece is a vintage sequins dress with leopard print from Miami that a friend gave to me as a present.
Which color (or prints) dominates your wardrobe? Although today I’m wearing a lot of black, and lately I bough some pieces in that color I actually wear a lot of colors. My black is red. I’m fascinated by colors, I really like them I don’t understand if there are so many you would choose to wear only black, that’s against my ideology.
Is there a designer or brand that you prefer? I would say that it depends from season to season: In Haute Couture for sure Christian Lacroix, he is the ongoing King of Couture, while the others sometimes fail he’s always right. Lacroix always makes precious statements. In ready to wear I like the work of Jean Charles de Castelbajac. In a more serious way of dressing I like Etro, Versace, I really like Marni and Miu Miu.
Frequented restaurants: I like a really really nice one called Bruschetta at the back of Duomo and I also enjoy having tapas in Tasca.
Frequented bars: I come often to Exploit and go to Tasca to have sangria.
Favorite drink: Rossini
Frequented clubs: Plastic, Magazzini Generali for Pink is Punk and Punks wear Prada.
Concerts you have gone last year: Cat Power and Lenny Kravitz, but I can’t really remember others.
Bands or musical artists you rather listen to: I am very bad when it comes to names in music. But I really love music: everything from pop to Dolly Parton, but rough electronic music.
Cities you have traveled to this year: London, Danemark.
What motivated you to go there? Just pleasure.
Which media do you prefer to get close to fashion? Actually I prefer magazines than the internet. I do look at the internet but it’s more for work reasons. I like taking a magazine and cutting it. But I don’t like those that are filled with advertising and commercial images, I rather buying those with art content. When I go to the Internet I check Style.com, Iqons and Diane Pernet’s blog. I do like books, I could buy lots and lots of books I find them inspirational. My favorites are the ones published by Die Gestalten Verlag.
Do you have any hobbies, practice any sport, etc? I think there is nothing. I just like my work and it comes from my artistic point of view. I feel like I’m more ina an artistic scene. I could be considered the Queen of Collage, I like cutting and then pasting and then I print giant collages in canvases. Right now I’m looking forward to do another exhibition. I also do embroidery, and jewelry and right now I’m collaborating with a friend in a interior decoration project in which we do furniture, carpets, etc in a half and a half basis.