The New Generation – Philip

In light of our new ‘Leftover’ collection, we’ve approached The New Generation to get their perspective on the environment, and what brings colour to their lives. For this edition, we went down to Mijnsherenland to talk to Philip de Kok, 14 years old.

Describe yourself in three words.
Distinct, free, adventurous.

Where are you now?
I’m at Codarts, a school for dance and music education. I’m studying dance!

Tell us something about yourself and your hobby.
I’m often to be found in my room. Here I like to do my stuff, like drawing, spinning records and much more. I also have a big passion for dance, which I’ve been doing since I was 2 years old.

What part does colour play in your life?
Colour defines you. Everyone has their own choice of colours, otherwise it would be very boring.

What do you do to make the world a little bit prettier?
I mostly buy my clothing second hand at Episode in Witte de Withstraat in Rotterdam. And I’m a vegetarian.

Is there anyone who inspires you to act more environment-friendly?
SUSAN BIJL is a very sustainable and fun brand, which I love to support, so I buy nice bags there.

What would you change in this world?
Get rid of the pigeonholes. People think to narrow-minded, like boys should have a car and girls should have a Barbie. That’s such nonsense. We live in the 21st century, so everybody should do and say what they want.

Philip is wearing The New Pouch in Floyd & Dahlia.
Photo by Jan Bijl.