Each and every one of us has probably, at some point, experienced the urge to break out of our cycle. The urge to escape from our day-to-day life, to flip the bird at rationality and do what pleases us most in that moment. While most people skip the actual attempt at breaking out—due to the fear of potential consequences—some people actually have the guts to do so. Fiona Tori, for instance, is one of those people. The 20-year old was born and raised in Berlin, and later started studying fashion design at the city’s very own University of the Arts, only to realize that the school-environment was holding her back. “I felt very uninspired, like I was wasting my time, energy and creativity,” she tells us. “I wanted to be in charge of my own projects.”
To free herself from this rut, Tori decides to take off to France’s capital and contribute to Paris Fashion Week last September. The rest is history. Now, the young designer and stylist is back in Berlin and we caught up with her and had her explain how she plans to leave her mark on the industry, why she does what she does, and more.
http://indie-mag.com/2017/05/fiona-tori/ (words by olive duran, photography by me)