I met Kate Lanphear for the first time during fashion-week in Copenhagen in 2009 when I was quite new to the industry. I had just started as a buyer for Høyer and it was my first international buying trip. She came up to me in the hotel- lobby, looked at my Alexander Wang bag and said “Those bags are everywhere, and it looks great on you. I have to send a picture to Alex”. She snapped a picture of (a very confused) me and my bag with her phone, and obviously sent it to .. (it took me some time to understand this..) Mr Wang himself.
Pretty cool, right? I have been a fan of Lanphear (and Wang obviously..) ever since. Such a cool lady with the perfect edgy style.
Here is a picture I snapped of her and Derek Blasberg during LFW