As an avid traveller, Philippe Pourhashemi likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can. He was born in 1976 in Tehran and grew up in Paris, before heading off to Scotland to study Foreign Languages at the University of Glasgow, where he also got his PhD in Cultural Studies. He is passionate about fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He made a living out of his passions, becoming a consultant, freelance writer and stylist.
As a consultant, he worked for several fashion companies in Paris, Berlin and Barcelona, including Bread & Butter, Balenciaga, Wunderkind and Rochas. Pourhashemi writes for Encens and Modzik in Paris, Elle and Victoire in Brussels, Metal in Barcelona, Veoir in New York and Dash in London. He has also contributed to Diane Pernet’s blog ‘A Shaded View on Fashion’, launched in 2008. Working as a business coach for Wallonie-Bruxelles Design/ Mode since 2013, he advises young designers who sell their collections abroad.