My new interview is here!
I heard about Louise Hylland through some friends about a year ago – or actually I heard about her brand Animalistic and immediately I was a fan! So when I was making my ‘Upcoming Interviews with…’ list, I thought about her because I think it’s pretty cool that she in such a young age has her own succesful line that several Danish artists are wearing. And I thought, ‘hey let’s focus on some strong female entrepreneurs’ (even though she hates that word lol).
So I contacted Louise via Facebook and asked her if she’d be willing to sit down for an interview with me, and she wrote back that it sounded great and she was on board. We sat down in February and I have to say it was hands down the most hilarious interview I’ve made so far! Check it out right down here
WATCH MY INTERVIEW WITH DESIGNER AND ARTIST LOUISE HYLLAND RIGHT HERE!
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DURING ALL MY INTERVIEWS I ALWAYS
gain some new knowledge and that “a-ha” feeling…
Louise knew she wanted to create something of her own, but didn’t really know what. It could have been something else than a clothing brand… to get kick started. If you don’t really know what you want to do, start somewhere with something and let it take you from there – it will bring you closer to finding out what you want. It will open doors, let you gain a network that you might be able to use for your future dream job.
And here’s something that’s always debated… Do you really need an education in whatever you throw yourself into? Louise is a great example that sometimes an education is not necessary, but merely a passion, a drive and execution. Louise had never been in the fashion industry, but she somehow created her own brand. She’s an artist so she knew how to draw and sketch some designs, then she contacted some international fabrics and BOOM she had some finished pieces. She reached out to her network and slowly people in the music industry started wearing her brand and it expanded.
Here’s what you don’t wanna do, though! Louise stayed in the fashion industry even after she realized she wasn’t in love with the industry. You don’t wanna stay because you think it’s your only option. Stay true to yourself and your passion. She encourages people to work towards what makes you jump out of the bed in the morning.