I think it’s safe to say that Eudon Choi is having a moment. Since scooping up the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit Award in 2010 Choi has gone from strength to strength with features in virtually every major fash mag under the sun and stockists including Selfridges and Avenue 32 confirming his rising star status. The designer’s first on-schedule show gathered rave reviews last season and he followed it up with an equally stellar collection for SS13. Oh and as it turns out, he’s also utterly lovely to boot.
I caught up with Eudon to get the inside scoop on life as one of the fashion world’s favourite new designers…
If you’re a Grazia reader (and if not, shame on you) then you’ll already be well aware that Milli Millu is the super chic luxury handbag brand founded by today’s interviewee, Mireia Llusia Lindh. In fact, even if you didn’t spot her gorgeous Hong Kong tote in the mag a few weeks ago, you may well have heard of the label as since 2010 Mireia’s elegant yet practical designs have been slowely but surely infiltrating the wardrobes and magazines of stylish high-flyers. With the latest collection being snapped up left, right and centre, Millu Millu looks set to go global.
I caught up with Mireia to get the inside scoop on her inspirations, aspirations and how she swapped finance for fashion…
I don’t know about you but personally, I’m more than partial to a bit of kitsch. Actually given the popularity of this interviewee’s quirky cool creations, I think it’s safe to assume that I’m not the only one. Anna’s story sounds like something of a fashion fairy tale. In 2004 she started selling her designs at Portobello Market. Not long after a buyer from Harvey Nichols spotted her work while browsing the stalls and within a couple of months, her designs were being snapped up by top department stores and Anna Lou of London was born. Eight years on, Anna Lou of London is an internationally recognised brand stocked everywhere from Paris to Tokyo while the designer’s achievements and business savvy have earned her a plethora of prestigious industry awards.
I caught up with Anna to get the inside scoop on her plans for the future and fashion journey so far…
I always love grilling designers on their inspirations, aspirations and how they come up with the collections we all covet but I have to say, I was particulary excited about this particular interview. As you’ve probably realised by now, I’m a bit of a Nanette Lepore fanatic and her colourful, summery extravaganza was one of my favourite New York Fashion Week moments this season. I’m a firm believer in the idea that fashion should make you happy and Nanette’s deliciously flirty aesthetic never fails to bring a smile to my lips. On top of that, she’s also one hell of a businesswoman who’s weathered all manner of financial and sartorial storms to reach where she is.
I caught up with New York’s cocktail dress queen to talk first jobs, social media and saying goodbye to jeggings…
Even if I live to one hundred and ten, I highly doubt I’ll ever tire of the novelty of changing seasons. Long before SS12 drew to a close, I was already packing away my pastels and psyching up for autumn. But this time around, my excitement was about more than just being OVER saccharine shades, fifty shades and going on drizzly picnics. As anyone who hasn’t spent the last few months living under a rock will be well aware, AW12 isn’t just about rich, burnished hues and jazzy knits. It’s also brough with it this years’ hottest cinematic release – the latest Bond film, Skyfall. Drama, Daniel Craig (preferably in Speedos) and mega girl crush Berence Marlohe, what could make this movie any better? Oh that’s right, fab jewellery. And jewellery certainly doesn’t come much fabber than Stephen Webster for Swarovski. The crystal connoisseurs have been working with James Bond for over 35 years but I’d go as far to say that this time, they’ve truly outdone themselves. Marrying Stephen Webster’s rock n’ roll cool with their effortless luxury has made for a breathtaking and, might I add, wearable collection. So when Swarovski offered me the chance to do an exclusive video interview with the designer it would have been plain stupid not to.
I don’t know about you but personally, I find few things more maddening than when someone tells you a piece of seriously hot gossip and then forces you to keep it a secret! It’s been over three months now since Swarovski invited me to interview Stephen on the condition that I tell-no-one-or-else and the urge to tell EVERYONE has been driving me crazy. Finally the cat’s out of the bag so with under 24 hours to go until Skyfall hits cinemas, here’s the long-awaited video. Please excuse my extreme twitchiness, I’d never interviewed anyone on film before and was really nervous!
The Swarovski Skyfall collection by Stephen Webster can be spotted worn by Berenice’s character Severing on the big screen and anyone who wants to channel their inner Bond girl by snapping the pieces up for themselves can do so in selected stores. Find out more at www.swarovski.com
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