Hannelore shot for a Gaultier campaign by Jean-Baptiste Mondino

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Talking to Hannelore Knuts the day before the opening of her UltraMegaLore show at the Modemuseum in Hasselt -which I will review very soon- was a real treat. Unaffected, unpretentious and unbiased are three words that could sum up the Belgian model's attitude to work and life in general. Despite having worked with some of the best designers and photographers around while enjoying a long-lasting career in a transient industry, Hannelore is down to earth, pragmatic and always surprised by what's happening to her. I guess that being back in your hometown and celebrated as a fashion icon in a museum must be uncanny, but Hannelore clearly has the experience and maturity not to believe her own hype. As we sat next to the entrance of the show -and despite her towering heels and gorgeous white snakeskin Ala

Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.