Who are you and what's your brand?
Valentin Porcher and the brand's name is OLOW.
Whats the inspiration for SS15?
We wanted to focus this season on Portugal, a country that is dear to us. We have been producing over there for several years now, and it has sort of become our second home. We have our customs, our benchmarks and we have developed true friendships with our suppliers there. We have used beautiful materials with soothing shades and there is always the invitation to adventure, discover, and enjoy.
Tell us about some key styles you have for this season...
We only create clothes that we would wear. It has to be simple, convenient, good quality with fine details, meticulous finishings, and always a touch of originality. For the key styles, I would say that 2 of my favorite outfits are: the "Nazaré" jacket + "tourist" blouse (a collaboration with the artist Jean Jullien) + Gyver shorts. The second choice would be the "Miguel" jacket + Horizon Jersey + Cabestan shorts + "Blum" Glasses (a collaboration with Waiting For The Sun).
Where is your favorite place to eat dinner in Berlin, and what do you recommend there?
When I go to Berlin, I always see my cousin who lives right next to Mauerpark. We make a mandatory stop at the Vietnamese restaurant Duc Tam Quan for an excellent little Bo Bun. Also, I would say the pizza joint I Due Forni, for the food and its nice atmosphere. Otherwise there are plenty of cool places where I have been to but I don't remember the names anymore, like the pizzeria where you can play your own records and the restaurant where you pay what you want to pay at the end ...