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10 questions about fashion for Richie Hawtin

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Berlin/Portugal - Richie Hawtin is one of the best paid techno DJs in the world. He has several music labels to his name, an honorary doctorate from the University of Huddersfield in the UK, a sake bar in Kreuzberg – and his uncompromising look has long made him a style icon. Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons is one of his biggest fans. He listens “to Richie Hawtin’s music like others listen to classical music”, he says, and calls him “the Kraftwerk of today”.

When Simons took up his position as co-creative director at Prada about a year ago, it wasn’t long before he commissioned Hawtin to create the soundtracks for the Italian luxury brand’s fashion shows. Due to pandemic restrictions, the shows had to be produced as videos – and Hawtin became part of a creative bubble around Simons, Miuccia Prada and architect Rem Koolhaas, into which he fitted perfectly. In our interview, he talks about creating the music for Prada, his sometimes misunderstood haircut and what he likes to wear best.

My basic go-to outfit is a pair of well-fitted jeans and a T-shirt, both in black. This look is versatile since you can usually get away with wearing it in nearly every situation, even if it’s a little more of a dressier occasion since I can always pull the “artist card”. Therefore, with that in mind, I do normally wear the same clothes from morning to night. This does change........

© Berliner Zeitung

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