Recently old friend Simon Doonan (the fabulash Creative Ambassador-at-Large of Barneys, New York whose latest book The Asylum is definitely worth a flick) drew my attention to this photograph of Kirsten Owen parading in Helmut Lang’s Spring/Summer 1995 show. In an era when instant Instagrammed images of the FROW appear even before they take their seats […]

Thinking about corsets…reminded me of this photograph that I styled. It appeared in ELLE, October 2003. Photographer: Camilla Akrans Model: Duncan Baxter Make-up: Liz Martins Hair: Joel Goncalves

I am so looking forward to seeing Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Swan and the Chamber Choir, at the Royal Albert Hall in London this forthcoming Saturday (28th June), especially as they will be performing the band’s first two albums, The Human Menagerie (1973) and The Psychomodo (1974), in […]

In June 1988 City Limits magazine ran a cover story titled Fashion’s New Mafia. It featured five male fashion journalists/stylists – Mark Connolly, Simon Foxton, Hamish Bowles, Marcus Von Ackermann and myself – described by writer Jessica Berens as ‘[the] new style arbiters…their power will grow’. In the first of a series I talk with […]

In 1973 I cut out this photograph of Zandra Rhodes from a copy of my mum’s Woman magazine and it had pride of place on the pin-board on my bedroom wall. The print and quilt satin cocoon jacket featured in the picture is from the designer’s Shell Collection, Autumn/Winter 1973. Zandra was (and still remains) […]

THRILLED to start working on a new installation commissioned by Cutler and Gross (‘the authority on eyewear since 1969’), in collaboration with artist Mark Clarke. Watch this space…  

CONGRATULATIONS to Grace Weller, a graduating BA Fashion student at Bath Spa University who scored two top prizes at Graduate Fashion Week 2014 in London earlier this week with her exquisite collection of embroidered lace and tulle ensembles. Competing with thousands of students from over forty colleges nationwide, Weller won the Womenswear Award and the […]

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