A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. In 2005, he graduated with a PhD in Cultural Studies, looking at young graduates starting up their professional lives abroad. He has worked as a consultant for several fashion companies in Paris, Berlin and Barcelona, including Balenciaga, Wunderkind and Rochas. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal and Fucking Young in Barcelona, Behind The Blinds in Brussels and Contributor in Stockholm. He has contributed to Diane Pernet's blog, A Shaded View on Fashion, since 2008 and was appointed Correspondent-at-Large in 2012. He also works as a creative coach for independent designers in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands. He has sat on several international jurys, from the Austrian Fashion Association in Vienna to the Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris and the Mittelmoda Awards in Vicenza. An avid traveller, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.