Mads Dinesen

...an exploration of human nature

Mads Dinesen is a Danish Fashion Designer living and working in Berlin. Dinesen’s designs combine an in depth working knowledge of impeccable tailoring and a passionate approach to fine workmanship. The models he carefully selects from the street induce the movement of the fabric of the contemporary human condition and its physical presence permeates through the layers of each costume to its essential materiality. Dinesen evokes a raw and primal energy in the spectacular presentation of his collections but remains determinedly brut and current in relation to the environmental and socio-political nature of the world around us. His consistent interest in spirituality and his intensive research into tribal and nomadic culture impacts the physical world in which one exists when wearing Dinesen’s work. His pieces are haunting and beautiful, grotesque yet bold. They are as compelling as they are taboo. He seeks to dismantle our preconceived notions about sexuality and physical beauty. Through his imagery, we gain a greater understanding about human difference and tolerance.

Nothing inspires me like…
How human nature manifests itself through our imagination.

I hope…
To be able to continuously find and break my own boundaries.

Cultural influences…
Are all around us, in our history, the present and pointing into the future.

I got where I am...
By luck and hard work.

Fashion can sometimes...
Provoke us to question the social reality we live in.

Creativity comes from…
An inner absence of words to explain our universe and world image.

I once thought…
That I would be come a dancer. I found that telling stories is possible in an endless variation of languages.

My future is…
Unknown, but right now I'm working, blindfolded, on the next collection.

I wouldn’t pay for…
Love.

Studios make me…
Very disciplined, concentrated and forward.

There's a new...
Guy with big glasses in town.

I'm a perfectionist…
With a lot of imperfections.

My mum...
Is great. Also great at sewing.

I get bored easily...
When people are not able to overcome the present situation and move forward.

Incompetence...
Is something everyone has to live with, accept and ask for help.

I love getting older...
Because it is very much in need!