Nina Donis explains The Rules of Russian Fashion

Russia is not particularly famous for its fashion industry. As designer duo Nina Neretina and Donis Pouppis from the label Nina Donis argue: that’s...

A guide to getting your collection into boutiques

L’Eclaireur sure is a shop with a history and longevity in the Paris retail scene. Started by Armand Hadida 36 years ago, the boutique...

Predicting the Future of Fearless Fashion

The Savage Beauty exhibition was held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2015 to celebrate the creativity and innovativity of Lee Alexander McQueen....

Back in Vogue

Kate Phelan’s rise to the top ranks of British fashion has been the stuff of fashion fairytale. From growing up in the university town of Exeter, she first studied fashion at the nearby Somerset College of Arts and Technology, before surprising even herself by getting accepted to Saint Martins. On her placement year during her degree in Fashion Communication and Promotion in the late 1980s, a three-month internship at Vogue made her reconsider university. She dropped out before graduating and took the role of Fashion Assistant at the magazine. After a stint as Junior Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, she was back at Vogue House in 1992 and was soon responsible for Vogue’s fashion direction. Working with groundbreaking photographers like Nick Knight, Corinne Day and Paolo Roversi, Kate’s name became a by-word for the unique and creative British aesthetic espoused by British Vogue throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Her vision is inseparable from our modern conception of style in this country.

The LVMH Prize: empowering fashion’s new blood

'Grow, grow, grow' seems to be the motto of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. A €300.000 cash prize and a year of...

The Gvasalia Effect

Demna Gvasalia may have become a household name overnight, but his younger brother, Guram, is the lesser-known half of Vetements, the world’s most buzzed-about...

Breakfast With: Anders Sølvsten Thomsen

Anders Sølvsten Thomsen is an unusual stylist in several ways: he only began working in fashion at age 25 and he never finished his degree before being picked up by POP Magazine. A former assistant of Katie Grand, Anders functioned as Fashion Director of LOVE for three years before going freelance in 2014. Residing on the “cheap side of Victoria Park” with his dog and boyfriend, Anders has worked with the likes of Juergen Teller and Sølve Sundsbø, and for labels like Louis Vuitton, Loewe and Nina Ricci, but has miraculously managed to keep his feet on the ground -- we invited Thomsen for breakfast at Dishoom to talk freelance anxiety and how to make it big in the industry.

Daryoush Haj-Najafi: The opinionated fashion writer who never backs down

Daryoush Haj-Najafi’s life as a young adult started with studying economics and politics. Finding the people on the course a bit boring instead of writing reports analysing the markets, he decided to analyse real life East Londoners in Shoreditch bars, where he started working. He made many friends who were studying at Central Saint Martins; did work experience at The Face, got a job there, got fired there, and got hired at POP Magazine, working alongside Katie Grand as Associate Editor. He then went on to become VICE UK’s Fashion Editor and VICE Style Editor, before deciding to work as a freelance writer and Senior Editor at Complex UK. It’s a mouthful, really, and he explains more about it over breakfast, where his mouth is only full of words and coffee. A lot of both. We meet at Evin in Dalston, a Turkish restaurant that definitely won’t win raving reviews for its decor, but exudes warmth. In hindsight, talking with Daryoush was refreshing for the fact that he understands contemporary culture and what’s happening around him, while having a solid background of experience that keeps his arguments and statements valid. We kickstart the conversation discussing newness.

Heikki Salonen: the protege of Renzo Rosso restarts his brand and...

WORDS BY JULIA VAN IJKEN -- It’s a cold Autumn Friday and Frieze London is coming to an end. While designer and artist Alice Waese...

Billy Al Bengston, the 81-year old Muse of Hedi Slimane

It’s been quite the typical British Summer here in London this year come rain or shine, but over in California Billy Al Bengston has no doubt been enjoying the loyal rays of the Sunshine State; he’s even been spending time in the tropical paradise of Hawaii. Al Bengston’s work, both painting and sculpture, is known for its vibrancy. He had his very first solo exhibition in 1958 and continues to work as a successful artist today, residing in his Californian home in Venice, Los Angeles. His work infuses themes ranging from motorcycle imagery to the vivaciousness of the West Coast Pop Scene. We're curious to find the root of his creativity: in which manner did he realise that he had an artistic streak? Was it a case of trying, or rather an exceptionally convenient discovery? Al Bengston reveals to us that he knew his calling by the age of eighteen, and that “in those days it was a passion and not a career.”

Reason/Passion: The place of politics in fashion according to Julien David

Born in romantic Paris and trained at Parsons among the cold, spread-sheet towers of Lower Manhattan, designer Julien David established his fashion company in...

LEADERS: Chris Morton of Lyst on ‘Fashion Tech’ and start-ups

We're reaching a point where fashion goes beyond intricate hand-stitching and draping. The term 'fashion tech' is thrown around like mad, but has many...