Dirk Van Vernesdaal

Stern, Germany

Born in Rotterdam, grew up and went to school in Hamburg. In 1985 took an apprenticeship as a tailor in Milan and worked as a pattern cutter in Italy, later training as a journalist at the Hamburg Henri Nannen School. In 1991 he was editor at the magazine for ‘Süddeutsche Zeitung’, then worked freelance for ‘SZ-Magazin’, ‘Brigitte’, ‘Vogue’ amongst others. He has been writing for Stern since 1999 with a focus on fashion, Scandinavia and literature.