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Dutch designer Sebastiaan Pieter is at the forefront of a new wave of fashion creatives who are projecting their sexuality onto their work

The 27-year-old Dutch menswear designer Sebastiaan Pieter has had the fashion world’s attention since he debuted his first collection in 2013, which included the tongue-in-cheek ‘Fun now?’ sweater – a reference to modern gay culture phenomenon Grindr, ‘fun’ being a euphemism for sex. While most gay men would understand the reference, others might just see it as another statement jumper. “I think it’s a really great way to communicate with people who you want to know what you’re after,” says Sebastiaan, who operates his brand Pieter from London. “And other people will just not get it, and they’re the people that you don’t want to get it anyway,” he adds, laughing. “For me, it’s part of my life and what I see and interact with on a daily basis. I get inspired by that.”

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