Interviews

5 Minutes With… Erin Barr

London may have produced some great new designers over the past few years but it turns out that New York has plenty of fresh, fashion talent too. Case in point: Erin Barr. Since the release of her debut collection for SS12, the Wisconsin born blonde has been gathering rave reviews and fashionable fans left right and center thanks to the covetable brand of wearable luxury she delivers.

Erin Barr

Having studied at Central Saint Martins, interned with Alexander Wang and worked as a designer for Cushnie et Ochs, Erin’s path to sartorial success sounds straightforward but, as I learned, her story is rather more complicated…

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5 Minutes With… Fannie Schiavoni

If unconventional chic is your thing, then you must have heard of Fannie Schiavoni. Frankly even if, like me, you’re all about pink, sparkles and Peter Pan collars Fannie’s is still a name worth knowing. Since graduating from London College of Fashion just three years ago, the Swedish designer’s unique jewellery creations (think chain mail, harnesses and steel crop tops) have featured everywhere from i-D Magazine to Vogue Italia and earned her the coveted New Gen award for three consecutive seasons. With stockists everywhere from London to Los Angeles and high profile fans including Lady Gaga, I’d say the future looks pretty bright for Fannie Schiavoni.

Fannie Schiavoni

I caught up with Fannie just before London Fashion Week to get the lowdown on her career so far and plans for the future…

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5 Minutes With… Paige Adams Geller

There are certain items of clothing that really stick in a girl’s mind. First bra, first designer handbag, graduation dress… But memorable though these sartorial stepping stones are, I’d argue that your first pair of really great jeans is every bit as crucial. Well, few people understand the importance of a well made jeans better than Paige Adams Geller, Founder of cult label, Paige Denim.

Paige Adams Geller

I caught up with Paige during her visit to London last month to grill her on her incredible career and pick up a few denim tips…

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5 Minutes With… Amy Smilovic

Amy Smilovi

In case there was anyone left in the English speaking world who still didn’t know, I’m off to New York for fashion week tomorrow!!! To say I’m looking forward to it would be a serious understatement. I am so ridiculously, over-the-top excited that I’m practically singing to myself as I write, resulting in some pretty strange looks from my fellow Starbucks goers. In a mere matter of days I’ll be gazing upon the latest collections from the likes of Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta and of course, Tibi. I was lucky enough to see the Tibi catwalk show when I was in New York last September and can’t wait to see what Amy Smilovic offers up for SS13. With under a week to go until the show, I caught up with Amy in an attempt to find get the inside scoop on what’s in the world of Tibi…

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5 Minutes With… Penelope Chilvers

Penelope Chilvers

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of having a snoop around the West London studio of shoe designer, Penelope Chilvers (click here to find out more). Given my love for all things preppy, I’ve always been a HUGE fan of Penelope’s signature velvet smoking slippers but having spent several extremely happy hours perusing her latest collection, I know that’s certainly not all she does beautifully! I caught up with the designer to get the inside scoop on her career so far and plans for the Penelop Chilvers brand in the future…

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