His own capsule collection
Today, Nathanael works as a designer of BOSS Menswear. His experience: “I was assigned responsibilities that let me grow.” With the consequence that the project groups he managed continued to grow.
His current project is especially dear to his heart, however: together with collaboration partner Porsche, he is designing a limited capsule collection. He volunteered for the task – and is pleased with the trust that was placed in him.
On this project, I can be really creative and am working on the big picture for the first time: I pick the objective, the concept and the color scheme. In the design, I draw parallels between the shape of the cars and the shape of the clothing – reflected, for example, in the details and the lines created by the collar and pocket shapes. I think the best thing about it is that I can turn the ideas in my head into reality together with our design teams.
Of course, he also has to follow a general framework: process flows, schedules, budget – and last but not least, the quality requirements that HUGO BOSS defines for its products. But that’s not an obstacle for Nathanael, to the contrary: “I’m happy that our products are of high-quality, because that’s really important to me personally. I have very high demands concerning the design.”
But sometimes the designer runs into limitations and finds a way to make his vision into reality. “In such situations, you have to work quickly and be flexible,” for example, to clarify: “Are there ways to change it and that might work? Or do we have to toss out the idea and reinvent it?”