It’s not uncommon for some people to question what happens in their lives. Although it sometimes stems from doubt, the right questions, inspired by numerous factors, can eventually fuel someone to pursue their dreams and achieve greatness. These self-reflections turned motivational words are abundant in nearly every industry in society. In the fashion scene, Philip Doré, a French multicultural designer, found his calling and confidence in three words, “Why not me?”
The fashion designer is currently preparing to launch his first collection under a still confidential name. Doré latest project aims to offer men what is missing in their wardrobes. It is also a significant milestone for him as it commemorates his arrival into the luxury market. The collection draws inspiration from his Parisian experiences and his fondness for the American West Coast. Philip grew up in a modest family in the north of France and quickly understood the commercial importance of all craftsmanship due to the knowledge and influence of a commercial father and an artist mother. I had to understand all aspects of commercialism if I wanted to make a living from my art and express my creativity through clothing, explained Philip Doré. Alongside his fashion studies, the French designer also trained in architecture and interior design, adding to the list of places where he can showcase his creativity. Meanwhile, in Brussels, Doré received his first opportunity as a designer by joining the team of Jean Paul Knott. Knott was the former right-hand man of Yves Saint Laurent and former artistic director of Cerutti, where he made his first experiences. In 2014, in Paris he met Josephus Thimister, the former artistic director of Balenciaga, who became his friend and mentor. But that was just the beginning of a very successful career.
He worked for Givenchy under the artistic direction of Riccardo Tisci and Clare Waight Keller between 2016 and 2019. His experience working with esteemed designers at Givenchy allowed him to witness the transformative power of fashion firsthand. The caliber of a designers work is demonstrated by the breadth of their designs. For years, Dorécreations have graced prominent figures including Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, and Naomi Campbell. Three simple words were all it took for Doré to realize his dream and put himself in the position in the fashion industry which he just coveted before. As he continues to make waves in the luxury market and exercise his creativity, he now serves as an inspiration to other aspiring fashion designers who are asking themselves the question, “Why not me?”
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