Alexander von Brandt

What do you do ?
I´ve surfed all my life. So to sail on my yacht all over the oceans in search of the perfect wave is the one thing I do …
My job for UTOPE is “material hunting”, so looking for exciting ingredients and inspirations everywhere in the world  
… what is a perfect match to my nomadic surfing life

Things you like ?
surfing, sailing, diving, snowboarding ( that´s like surfing in the mountains, very cool ! ) ...
Deep Sea Photography …
Palau, Hawaii …
Nature … a heavy storm on the ocean … jumping in the clear blue sea and getting dried by the sun afterwards

Your favourite pieces of UTOPE ?
What I like the best is the Manta Jacket (which is not on display here at the moment), which has a reversible warming-cooling functionality … the black outside warms the body whereas the white outside has a cooling effect … and it is water resistant and breathable, so it is a very comfortable and useful piece for being out in nature … I always have it with me …

The other favourite is the Oasis parka … it is like “my nomad-tent to wear”, keeping me dry and sheltered everywhere I am

Your motto ?
“Take it easy”