Julia and Ben

...getting creative in Berlin Mitte

Julia And Ben was founded in 2007 after the two designers met at ESMOD fashion school in Berlin. Our Inspiration comes from all sorts of things that surround us. As our studio is located in the Berlin Mitte Art Centre, a lot of it comes from daily random stuff we see. Work is all about process until the last button is sewn on, a piece is not finished and would probably look different if made on another day or in another mood.

Julia is a fashion designer today, because...
The greatest women are not those between 15 and 25 but those between 25 and 45.

If Julia would not have become a designer, she would be...
Leader of the action group to destroy Heidi Klum’s “Germany's next Top Model”.

Julia spent her school years...
I actually did not like to be in school so much. Most of the time it bored and frustrated me, it's hard to find good teachers / mentors, but when you find them they are priceless.

Julias friends think...
"We Are Happy Go Lucky" versus "Bonjour Tristesse" versus "Holly Go Lightly".

When Julia was a teenager, she dreamed of being...
A socialite.

She knew she would become a fashion designer when...
I started to dress my Barbie dolls around the age of 5.

She would never...
Send guests to bed without offering dinner.

Julia gets inspired by...
Moments, feelings, moods, simple things as well as big things, sex, love, music, black, non-colours that are yet very colourful if you really take a look at them. Richard Prince, Terence Koh, Dash Snow, “Bonjour Tristesse” by Francois Sagan, Amie Dicke, Bi Polar tendencies….

The defining moment in her career was...
When I made an absurd deconstructed collage out of my mothers old dresses during my times at primary school.

For a day, Julia would like to be...
Super rich, not to buy cars and luxury products but to be able to do everything we want in a creative sense without restrictions… just to be able to buy the fabrics we want, book the model we want, the photographer, have specially made shoes, bags and all those things that really complete a look but are very hard to make! And be able to live in an environment, including art studio and apartment, that we feel comfortable with, well, and of course to buy lots of luxury products, ha ha!

In 10 years from now, Julia would like to see herself?
In the position to do all the stuff mentioned in the answer above.

If Julia ruled the world, she would...
Put all energy sources under the control of the UNO.

Julia would describe her personality as...
A mix between Gerhard Schröder and Amy Winehouse.

Julia wishes the next Julia And Ben...
...be smart.

If she could live his life again...
I would not waste so much time on BS.