WILD Profile: Phillip Noel, Self-made

Who: Phillip Noel
What he does: Designer
Where he lives: New York City

Phillip Noel designer new york

What’s on his mind today:
Fall 2013 and a never ending list of things to do.

What he is currently working on:
My full range bag collection for Fall 2013.

What he thinks there is too much of, and too little of:
Too much mediocrity, not enough common sense!

Why he got into fashion:
I got into fashion because I love it and it just felt right for me. It’s a creative outlet but still a realistic career.

With whom he would most like to go on a “ tête à tête”:
If I could pick anyone – Aaliyah.

What good energy means to him:
I like to believe good energy emanates from good energy, so put it out there.

With whom he would like to run a country:
Whoopi.

What he would do if he was the president:
An unlikely scenario but people wouldn’t be enslaved by money and obligatory economies.

His earliest memory:
When I was 3 or 4 I used to draw things and cut everything out and keep them in a tin box, I guess it was my first portfolio.

What he considers a fashion “faux-pas”:
Leggings as pants! I don’t understand why some people have a thing against pants!

What cracks him up:
My current obsession is the show wipeout.

With whom he would like to grow old:
I hope to have children, and I better own a dog by then.

What he would like to leave to future generation:
A sense that you can do and be whatever you want, and everything doesn’t have to be so status quo, even in fashion.

Phillip’s WILD Wish:
I’d visit another planet in a heartbeat.

Phillip Noel new york designer bags
Photos by Livia Coullias Blanc

For more information on Phillip Noel creations, visit his site phillipnoel.us

text by: Livia Coullias Blanc










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