Men’s collection designer
Filip joined Pietro Filipi right after his studies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. He also spent one semester doing fashion design in Italy at Politecnico di Milano. “The Italians know how to dress and they take great care over it, but above all – they really don’t care what other people think of them. The important thing for them is that they feel good,” stresses Filip. He thinks that Czechs are sometimes afraid of the response of others around them, and so don’t let their style stand out too much from the crowd.
Besides fashion, Filip also does illustration and product design. “I think that as a trained fashion designer I’m always going to look at what’s around me in a different way to your typical product designer. I’m more interested in colours, textures and materials. I base my entire work on what is around me. I am very visually-focused, so I can be interested, for example, in the colour of the floor, or light,” he says.