1. Tell us about yourself. What is your background?
Studied economics, worked in an advertising acency for over 10 years, 2003 I opened “Lieblingsstücke” in Sachsenhausen, Brückenstrasse

2. When did you start Maria Frankfurt? 
In February 2017

3. What is the concept behind Maria Frankfurt?
no concept, it is me: I like it pure, reduced, so that everything can have its own show; you can call it a museum-, or gallery-style

4. What inspires you when buying the new collections and arranging the shop for that current season?
I do not make a plan for a new season, no map where I collect photos or newspaper articles. I take what I get, as long as it is edgy, unique, special, long lasting, stylish

5. What are your favourite brands?
Most of them are from Scandinavia. It is not that I am looking for Scandinavian brands only, but at the end of the day, these brands have this clean and stylish attitude I love.

6. Who are your favourite artists?
It is not one, there are so many. And I am not sure, if this is the right question for me: is there a favourite artist or would it be better to speak of the favourite artwork or lifework. But if we speak about fashion maybe: Martin Margiela.

7. If you could collaborate with anyone, who would this be?
Coco Chanel + Rei Kawakubo + Martin Margiela

8.  What is your favourite thing to do in Frankfurt
Go swimming

9. What is your favourite place in Frankfurt?
Münchner Strasse in the Bahnhofviertel. It is the only place where Frankfurt has a bit of a very big city.

10. What do you wish Frankfurt had? What is missing in Frankfurt?
Many more inhabitants, many more theaters, many more museums, many more bars and restaurants. Why is Frankfurt not New York?

11. Any tips or advice for newcomers to Frankfurt?
Frankfurt´s museums, especially the MMK and the Schirn have very fine Opening-Partys, maybe you will find new friends there.