In the NewYorkTimes staat een leuk artikel met o.a. "onze" Sofie D'Hoore!
The Brussels-based designer Sofie D’Hoore was a pupil of Walter Van Beirendonck at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, but before she was a designer, she studied medical dentistry, and her clean, modern, quietly sculptural clothes — loose cotton tunics; slouchy trousers; shift dresses that skillfully graze the contours of one’s body — are as technically and conceptually rigorous as they are artful, characterized by an almost mathematical purity when it comes to cut and construction.
The 55-year-old often works with factories in Italy to develop her own textiles in an understated palette of neutrals such as navy, white or moss, with the occasional flare of a floral print or plaid. She almost always uses natural fibers — 100 percent cotton, wool, silk or the finest double-faced cashmere — because over time, they “keep their authentic characteristics,” she says.
When she started her business in 1992, she did everything herself, but now, 25 years on, she still works “as if I do it myself,” paying obsessive attention to every element as she refines and executes a piece. It’s obvious why creative types for whom success lies in the details — architects and art-world types, designers, directors — gravitate toward her clothes. But though her work is meticulous, it’s never fussy: These are clothes for women who do things in the world. (She also designs a much smaller collection for men.) “I want people to feel strong and self-confident,” she says. “I want them to feel that the clothes are an inseparable part of themselves.”