Official Berlin Fashion Week Interview
BFW: Interview with designer Sebastian SK
Designer Sebastian Pladwig about the message he wants to transport through his label and challenges young labels have to face these days.
Dear Sebastian, thank you for your time. Would you introduce yourself as a designer and your brand to us?
My name is Sebastian SK, and I am the designer and founder of “MYL BERLIN”. The brand was founded on the conviction that fashion is more than just great design and craftsmanship, but that fashion can carry a message and has the power to evoke change.
MYL BERLIN stands for the belief in empowerment, showcasing the exhilarating force of diversity and wanting to reach people that might never have to think about topics such as prejudice as they are not affected by it. It’s my mission to break stereotypes and show that some “rules” or “standards” set in the past can be replaced and are out of date. For me, “Empowerment” is something that transcends just gender; empowerment is about sexuality, ethnicity, expression, and so much more. We have to understand that conservative ideologies and stereotypes hinder so many people their entire life, and they miss the opportunity to be themselves.
What are your sources of inspiration and your design philosophy?
MYL BERLIN has a strong mission that often is ridiculed and has to prove itself over and over again – therefore, impeccable craftsmanship, precise materials, and polished designs are vital.