During the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, former race driver and She’s Mercedes brand ambassador Susie Wolff has an exclusive opportunity to put the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé through its paces on the Berlin roads. But how exactly do fashion and car design go together? For Susie, the two sectors have far more in common than just the name Mercedes-Benz. Design is an important component. But it is the passion aspect that is much more important – a passion for one’s chosen vocation.
This is precisely what Susie Wolff is seeking to inspire in young women with her initiative “Dare to be Different”. Since her retirement from active racing, she has been dedicated to opening up motorsport to talented young female drivers – and her efforts have paid off. In Great Britain, she has been awarded the most impressive title Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her work in this area. An event under this motto is also planned in Germany for the first time in 2017.
So, although her official racing career is over, we will still see plenty more of Susie Wolff. She’s never been one for routine and the quiet life, anyway. She loves to feel the blood pacing through her veins, and has always been looking for something different to occupy her in her day-to-day life, too. That shouldn’t be an issue in the near future: Susie and her husband are expecting their first child. It goes without saying that its mother will be more than happy for the child to discover racing cars. For Susie, though, it is more important that her child will later have the opportunity to discover its own passions and realise its own dreams.
Contrary to all the clichés, a self-assured and driven woman like Susie Wolff is also interested in fashion. She describes her style as straightforward and classic. In keeping with this taste, at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, she attended the shows by Hien Le and Riani at Kaufhaus Jandorf. In the video interview, Susie Wolff exclusively reveals what she thinks of Berlin design and what she saw and experienced on her trip through Berlin.