The Fashion bandit’s Philosophy

Dressing is expressing who you are.

Clothes are a universal language. It is a language you cannot help but speak no matter how much you claim you don’t care about clothes. No matter what you put on you’re sending out messages. Clothes are codes, giving out all kinds of information to a bigger or lesser extent: gender, age, interests, profession, nationality…By the clothes you are putting on in the morning, you are telling others who you are. 

The Fashion Bandit Benedikte St.Pierre is posing ever so brightly - and characteristically awkwardly...
Photo by Photo Bandit Adam Den Haene
The Fashion Bandit Benedikte St.Pierre is greeting you from a golden space
Photo/art direction/styling: Benedikte St.Pierre

Wear what you like – there is no correct way of dressing other than your very own.

So take inspiration from everything, everyone and every style you see, then turn it all into your own style! And if fashion rules, norms, trends, “ins” and “outs” are in the way of your own expression, break loose and ignore them. Experiment! Have fun!

Wear what you’ve got – anything can be styled. 

Unique fashion design to me is pure art, and fashion designers true artists. To me it’s a true joy and honour to wear these pieces of art. At the same time, not having access to top design shouldn’t stop you from expressing yourself and creating your own style through clothes and accessories. If you haven’t got it or can’t afford it, take what you’ve got, use your imagination and assemble or style it until it becomes your own, unique expression.

The Fashion Bandit Benedikte St.Pierre is comforting the graffiti art of a girl
Photo by Photo Bandit Kristian Jøraandstad. Art Direction, styling and graphic design by Benedikte St.Pierre

Come on! Give fashion some humour!

The fashion world, fashion photography and the general way of presenting fashion need a new expression. They have become stale and are locked in the tradition of flawlessness and dignified beauty. I want to bring a fresh alternative to fashion photography and the fashion world in general: greater freedom, more fun and definitely more humour. In this I’m hoping to show the fashion world that these elements are not a threat to fashion, but a fruitful addition and inspiration. 

The Fashion Bandit Benedikte St.Pierre is desperately running for the bus
Photo by Photo Bandit Adam Den Haene