Stylist Stuff by Rebekah Roy
The daily musings of a fashion stylist in London.
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Have you been to the GAP lately?

I don't know when I last went to the GAP - it's really been so long ago that I don't remember. A friend said to me recently have you been to the GAP lately, you really should go. I knew that Rebekka Bay launched COS in 2006 and had joined GAP in October 2012 but that Gap Inc. reported a 5 percent dip in sales for the first quarter of 2014 - I was curious to see how she would re-shape the brand.  Sometimes it just takes a couple of seasons to sort everything out. I was genuinely...

Backstage with Gyo Yuni Kimchoe, Merit Award Winners

This season I was backstage styling Gyo Yuni Kimchoe's first show as the winners of Fashion Scout's prestigious Merit Award, previous winners include David Koma, Eudon Choi, Agi & Sam and Georgia Hardinge. Gyo Kim and Yuni Choe attended Parsons School of Design in New York before moving to London and studying at Central Saint Martins together. The collection, called Respect of Life and Nature, explores the idea of the unexpected combination of military and nature and how they...

Styling for Paul Costelloe SS15

I like working with Paul Costelloe as it really is a family business and somehow that makes a difference: it's not surprising that one expects something happy and beautiful at a Paul Costelloe show.  The fashion show was held at the prestigious Simpson on the Strand, 2 minutes away from Somerset House. The music was happy and playful and included Perry Como's Catch a Falling Star, truly setting the tone of the show. This season Paul returned to the catwalk with inspirations from the...

Jay Briggs presents ‘Melusina’ at Fashion Scout

Jay Briggs is not shy to talk about the realities of what it is to be a new designers and he's not a afraid of a lot of hard work. He's in it for the long haul and even while creating this collection he was working full time in retail. This was Jay's first presentation since graduating from Salford University in 2013. Jay read Anna Wintour's interview on i-D about new designers doing a presentation and knew that this was the right approach for him. It was more intimate and allowed him a...

Sir Paul Smith celebrates the Tour de France!

  Yesterday was the Tour de France and avid cyclist Sir Paul Smith (who raced until he was 18 and still cycles regularly) celebrated with an exhibition of cycling heros by artist Karl Kopinski at his Soho Shop. It was quite a bustling event!  You could also see the Paul Smith 531 cycling collection which includes a  Mercian Fixed-Gear Bike, a chronograph watch with numerous features including a stopwatch to lightweight Ventile Cotton Cycling Jackets exclusive to Mr...

Sankuanz Catwalk Show at London Collections: Men SS15

GQ China presented Sankuanz's SS15 collection at London Collection: Men. Sankuanz Zhe was born in Fujian, China  and one year after he graduated from Xiamen University he launch his label. He started off slowly, doing illustration on t-shirts, giving himself time to let the brand evolve naturally. His first show debuted his AW13 collection during Shanghai Fashion Week and he exhibited in Paris in 2014. He already has a cult following so going to this show I had no idea of what to expect...

London Collections: Men – Designer Edward Crutchley

  After spending some time in Jakarta I've become more obsessed with textiles, so I was delighted to see Edward Crutchley's new menswear collection at Fashion East's Menswear Installations at London Collections: Men. You're immediately drawn to the hand dyed Indonesian ikats fabrics and the kyo yuzen  printing (it's screen printed onto cloth, not to be mistaken for a digital print). It's these techniques that make the collection very sports lux and with shapes are so easy to wear...

Graduate Fashion Week Menswear Award Winner: Aimee Dunn, Nottingham Trent University

Graduate Fashion Week Menswear Award Winner 204: Aimee Dunn, Nottingham Trent...

Visiting Jakarta: Day 2

Today photographer Darren Black and set designer Sarah May and I gave a fashion talk to designers, stylists and photographers at The Femina Group office in central Jakarta today. We also met with the designer that we will be working during the next few days. Of course we managed to get in some good shopping today and we were quite inspired by all the designers that we saw, so much so that we've planned an extra editorial shoot on our last day. We went to the traditional department...

Artist Sue Kreitzman at Cult Mountain

Love Sue Kreitzman's exhibition at 'Extravanganza of Sculpture and Creativity' 141 Bethnal Green Road E2...

London Collection: Mens Mr Hare AW14

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The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 at the V&A

This spring the V&A is celebrating the Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 to 2014. It  will be the first major show to examine Italy's rich and influential contribution to the fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present period. I'm quite excited about this exhibition and it's hard to believe that it's the first exhibition of its kind. Sonnet Stanfill is the curator of the exhibition and she has worked with the V&A since 1999. On display will be over 100 different...

Georgia Hardinge for River Island

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Fashion Focus: Sarah Angold SS14 Paris Fashion Week

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Lulu Guinness Press Day SS14: ARM CANDY

Lulu Guinness is one of my favourite brands and Lulu Guinness herself is cute as a button - it was delightful to meet her at her press day. The Covent Garden shop was transformed into an old school confectionery sweet shop a with colourful hard-boiled candy, stripped paper bags and balloons. Humbugs were one of the favoured sweets, inspiring perspex clasps and Guinness' iconic black and white stripes reworked in many different forms, from small pouches to everyday carrier bags. The new...

The House Duvelleroy

There is something so romantic, decadent and still pragmatic about a fan. The House Duvelleroy was founded in Paris in 1827 and in 2009 Eloïse Gilles and Raphaëlle de Panafieu resuscitated the couture fan house. The hand made fans are made from traditional fabrics like silk and feathers and state-of-the-art materials like carbon fiber and they take about 20 to 100 hours to create. They've also done their first collaboration with Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.  The fans retail for from...

Patrick Li – Paris Fashion Week SS14

Patrick studied at the University of Brighton in 2009. After his Bachelor of Arts, he did his MA at Royal College of Art of London graduating in 2011. He then went on to work with Hussein Chalayan and Victor & Rolf. Patrick was then selected as Fashion Scout's Ones to Watch and showed his collection February 2013 at London Fashion Week, and I have been working with him since then. This collection was inspired from noted contemporary artists Jason Peters and Ivan Navarro and their...

Love the Hair for PingHe SS14

[youtube r_gy3YegFdw] I love the hair for our show! We looked at so many styles, and I did lots of moodboards before we decided on this hair  style with Bill Watson International Director, Toni & Guy. Dream...

Winter Florals

Winter Floral by styliststuff featuring sweat shirts Christopher Kane floral sweatshirt / Paul Smith floral collared shirt, £295 / Markus Lupfer sweat shirt, £240 / Opening Ceremony zip jacket, £305 / Henri Bendel drinkware, £37 It's the beginning of September and I'm already thinking fashion week  and next summers' key looks while  looking at all the Autumn Winter clothes in  the shops. Part of me still wants to hang on to a bit of summer and the best way to do that is...

Love a Bow Tie – Marwood London

I love when I see a man in a bow tie – it just seem to says so much about a man, I always assume that he is going to be charming, dashing and slightly quirky. Becky French, the designer behind Marwood  started writing a blog in 2009 - it was full of sketches and ideas while she was working at Ralph Lauren in New York and Aquascutum in London. Becky then approached a mill that she’d previously worked with when she was at Aquascutum and Ralph Lauren and in 2010 Marwood was established. ...