The story behind Philipp Fankhauser's Funky Socks
Life in Black and White
Philipp Fankhauser celebrated 25 years on the stage in 2012. At the beginning of his career, Philipp used to stand on the stage in white socks, nothing unusual in the eighties. In the nineties, it was discreetly hinted to Philipp that white socks were no longer particularly contemporary. The first break: a rethink and a switch to black socks. This newly discovered love for black socks led (as is so often the case) to a BLACKSOCKS sockscription. With the sockscription came success.
Life in Colour
Then, at Christmas in 2012, came the second break. A gift which changed his choice of socks forever. Philipp's nephew gave him some black socks with colourful dots. His relationship with BLACKSOCKS was shattered and from that point on, colourful socks were the way forward. His socks couldn't be colourful enough. The collector scoured the whole world for even more colourful socks. They couldn't be funky, colourful and strident enough. Sadly, all too often the socks are of a lower quality or quite simply too boring.
Today, Philipp is known for being consistently well dressed and displaying colourful socks, whether on the stage or as a coach on The Voice of Switzerland.
Funky is full of colour. Colour which keeps the beat. Socks you can hear.