Fie Filippa Koll
1. Who are you?
My name is Fie Filippa. I’m Norwegian, but I’ve spent the past five years working and studying in Copenhagen. I’ve worked as a self-taught graphic designer and currently I’m studying architecture - but I’m not really in any rush to settle for a specific path. Right now my focus is to learn from others, gather experience and challenge the way I / we see the world.
2. What inspires you?
(Kind) people who has a clear passion for what they are doing. Especially if what they are doing benefits a cause or people other than themselves.
3. What has been your best travel destination?
For me it’s not that much about the destination. Most of my core memories of travel are the times where I’ve been able to invest time and energy to connect with the place and its people. For shorter trips to destinations with a lot of attractions I often feel restless, because I know that I’m only on the surface, and I know that I will leave with memories only from the surface. The travels I hold dearest are the ones where I’ve been able to stay for a while, tried to act like a local (even though I’m not fooling anyone), built a temporary everyday life; a place where you start to think 'this is my life now' - but at the same time you know there’s a return date. Those places can be anywhere - such as an island in Denmark, building houses with the local ship makers for a few weeks. Or in Mexico City where I’m currently located, doing an internship for four months.
4. What are the essential items in your wardrobe?
Essential items in my wardrobe are comfortable pieces. Both in how the fabrics feels and how I feel wearing them. In the morning a usually get dressed prepared for my plans to suddenly change. Either it’s a few unplanned hours in a workshop or a spontaneous dinner in the evening. Feeling comfortable in what you are wearing is truly important. Looking back, I spent years dressing to try to fit in - which I think is completely normal and I probably do it in some ways still. But, the feeling of 'dress up' is something I try to avoid as it provokes a feeling of imitating and being dishonest to myself. Closet-cleanups are often a good way of finding and recognising those pieces.
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