Wood House interview Fall/Winter 2016

Men, Interview


I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Julian Woodhouse, the creative director and designer of his namesake brand WOOD HOUSE. Julian’s story is a unique on that involves growing up as an army brat, later moving to Seoul, Korea, where he joined the military himself, and his transitions from model to stylist to designer. His unique story has led to the creation of a fresh and powerful brand that the whole world will soon know about…

Jared: Let’s review your background because your story is quite interesting and not typical. So tell us what you’re doing away from fashion now and as well as what led you to this point.

Julian: Well, first of all, I grew up in a military family so I’m an army brat. I was born in Germany, traveled all over Asia and Europe, and moved every 1-2 years. I ended up going to a university in Minnesota. I did JROTC, so I took normal classes but then one extra class about military history. They pay for full tuition and study abroad, and then afterwards you do 4 years of serving in the military as an officer. I didn’t realize I wanted to do anything in fashion until after I came out of the closet, which was after I graduated and it was too late to say “hey, I don’t want to join.” So I joined the military, did a brief stint in Oklahoma, which was horrible. I ended up in Korea, when they asked where we wanted to go for our first time. I wanted to go to Korea but nobody wanted to go to Korea. It wasn’t until the first fashion week that I realized I could actually do something here.


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