After getting a political-science degree from UC Berkeley, the Swedish-born designer fell into fashion working as an editor at V magazine.
He likes to call himself a modernist, but minimalist is probably a more accurate label for his pared-down suits and technical outerwear.
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You miss the days when Jil Sander was actually at Jil Sander and Helmut Lang was designing Helmut Lang.
"A few years ago, before he passed away, Richard Avedon took my photo. It was one of those times when you think to yourself, Wow, this is amazing."