Lucie Loete

"People who buy my clothes usually like the style, so I don't have to make changes. I am patient and enthusiastic."

Hi there!
What's your first name?
Lucie

What's your last name?
Loete

Nice to meet you, Lucie! May we have your email address please?
info@lucieloete.nl

What's your Instagram username Lucie? We'd love to check it out!
Lucieloete

What is your location, Lucie?
Country
Netherlands

State / Region
Zeeland

Alright, now for the interview! Firstly Lucie, how would you best describe yourself?
Fashion Designer

Our readers would love to get to know you more Lucie. Tell us about yourself, why you are passionate about what you do, and your journey so far.
Graduated June 2016, with a colourfull collection, based on the 80's. In all my collections I like to work with prints on textile and knitwear. What makes it personal is the handcrafts, embroidery, screenprinting, painting on silk. Women who buy my clothes love to invest in their wardrobe and have an eye for quality and honestly made clothes. They stand out, no matter what age they are.

Would you like to complete our full Editorial interview or skip straight to uploading your photos?
Keep interviewing me!

What are your goals and how do you see yourself progressing in the field Lucie?
I am now working on an exclusive collection; I tend not to be bound by Seasons. The plan is to produce low quantities, because I want to put a lot of handwork in many pieces. So every piece is unique. 

How do you communicate with people Lucie? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
People who buy my clothes usually like the style, so I don't have to make changes. I am patient and enthusiastic. 

If you had to do it over again, what would you change Lucie?
I am just starting up, so I expect to make mistakes, but I like to see them as an opportunity to grow in my creativity.

Who is your hero Lucie, and how have they helped you get to where you are?
My hero is my father. He was creative in every aspect of his life. He is the one who took my to the academy of arts, every Sunday morning, when I was only a little girl. When he suddenly died, I enrolled for the academic to become a fashion designer. I was unique because of my age. I started five years ago when I was 42. He would have loved this. I think of him with every show I do, every design I make.

How important are creative education courses Lucie? Have you taken any, and did you find them useful?
I did four years on the academic in Sint Niklaas, graduated June 2016. I learned so much! How to put my ideas and concepts into clothes. I also did workshops knitwear, screenprinting, laser cutting, silk painting,... I love to learn new things!

Do you have any tips for someone who is just starting out in the industry?
Work hard, dream harder!

Please add any photo credits for the photos you uploaded so that everybody can get recognised.
Image 001 (last one) photographer: Joost van Hoey @joostvh_photography
Model: Lorien Verachert @lorienslife
Mua: Jill Maria Platteaux @ jillmariaplatteaux
All the other pictures:
Photographer: Jan en Jorre @janjorre
Model: Emily Jeanne @emily_jeanne
Mua: Kim Theylaert @kim_theylaert