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FIVE MINUTES WITH…FREDERIK WILLEMS – HEAD OF DESIGN AT THOMAS PINK

Date Posted: 02 March

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What are your essential grooming products?
I use Clinique for men shaving cream and Kiehl’s face moisturiser, daily. My scent of choice is Eau Sauvage Parfum by Christian Dior.

What hotel have you visited recently and loved?
My all-time favourite hotel is the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro – Art Deco glamour at its best!

What is your favourite travel destination?
Brazil, without doubt.

Who are your top 3 fashion icons?
Hubert de Givenchy, Peter Beard and Rudolph Nureyev.

The best piece of fashion advice you’ve ever received or given?
Glamour you can buy, but elegance you are born with.

What will be the big trends for Spring Summer 15 and what items are on your wish list?
Touch and colour are key. Luxury blends in shirting will be hugely popular whilst shades of blue and accents of pop colours will be prominent. Blue is THE colour this spring summer, so start investing now.

The staple pieces every man should have in his wardrobe are…?
A white shirt, selvedge jeans and good shoes. A well cut jacket and a sharp suit won’t do anybody any damage either.

How do you recover from a hard day at work?
I work out. Exercise is so important for a healthy mind and body.

How did you get into fashion?
Via law school, and a mother with beautiful taste!

Tell us about Thomas Pink’s Spring Summer 15 collection? What can we expect and what are your favourite pieces?
Spring Summer 15 is very exciting as it carries a lot of newness. Soft collars, lots of washed garments, beautiful hues and colour combinations…the season feels fresh, contemporary and celebrates the quirkiness of the brand’s British heritage.

How would you describe your design aesthetic?
Understated chic, effortlessly elegant.

Where do you feel most inspired?
It depends on the situation. I am more of an urban person so it tends to be in a wonderful city.