Tell us about yourself - My name is Karoline Hoel and I’m 24. I currently live in Oslo, but I grew up outside of Oslo in a place called Asker. I’ve studied fashion and production at HiO for 3 years, and now I work as a designer for the streetwear brand M.A.M.B Oslo.
You’re working as a designer for M.A.M.B – tell us how you got the job and how did you find out you wanted to be a fashion designer? Ever since I was little I’ve always liked being creative. When I went to 6th grade we once a week had a textile class where we made pillow cases, aprons and other things. I remember the teacher showing my work to the other teachers because she though my work was really good. It’s weird to think about now because I didn’t know what my future would bring, but I guess that’s where it all started.
When I finished secondary school I wasn’t sure about what I wanted to study, but I decided to follow my heart and study something creative, so in 2017 I started school at HiO. During these years I learned a lot about myself and I found out early that I wanted to work with street wear.
When I finished my bachelor in june 2016 I contacted Silje Gullowna that directed me further to David Nordberg, the founder of M.A.M.B. When they saw my portfolio I got called in for an interview, and later I got the job. Today I work as a designer for both the men’s and women’s collection.