Dolly Jones of recently interviewed Markus Lupfer, celebrating FBC’s 5th anniversary. It was a very insightful interview, and a must-see for any new designer. You can see the highlights at Markus shared many great pieces of advice but the one that really registered with me was about fashion being like a cupboard: ‘It’sContinue reading

So it’s your final year at school and you’re graduating soon? What’s a girl to do? Well, take some advice from Hannah Almassi, the Fashion News and Features Assistant at Grazia UK. *       What did you study at school and where? I went to Nottingham Trent University which has a great art and design school.Continue reading

Well, I have to say I feel very hip seeing myself in one of my favourite magazines! This is from the autumn issue of Zink Canada. When Zink magazine said they’d like to interview me I was quite delighted and they asked for a picture of me so I sent them a typical headshot. ThenContinue reading

You might have seen sequins this season at Balmain, Giles, Christian Dior but Ashish is the King of Sequins and every girl loves a bit of sequins! 30 Second Interview with Ashish: What’s your favourite smell?  rain, old paperbacks, oakwood, talcum powder Do you eat breakfast? yes, always. otherwise i get really really cranky! What’sContinue reading


I asked some fashion industry insiders for quotes to use during my Viktor & Rolf fashion talk at the Barbican. Here is one from the delightful Piers Atkinson of the Daily Rubbish. In your opinion, what’s the best way for someone to create their own distinct personal style? I THINK A MIXTURE OF; A GREATContinue reading


To read the rest of this post go to Drapers on Line Update: Designers of New Couture do not copy other designers work – they have the ethics of a fine tailor; they are not like the typical dress maker who will copy a garment.


Models go on castings on a daily basis, the rest of us make up artists, hair stylists, photographers and stylists go on appointments. It’s hard to make the time when you’re busy shooting but it’s important to meet new people and show your work. You’re basically going on mini interviews all day. What’s great andContinue reading


I had an interview this afternoon for Jincey Lumpkin – fashion lawyer and blogger. I met with her UK interviewer Simone Baret Innamorati in Selfridge’s for coffee. And of course after the interview we had to go and look at all the fabulous bags! I love this bag, I could fit so much stuff intoContinue reading


It’s cold and grey outside so I’ve been forcing myself to look ahead and think of spring dresses! So of course Nicola de Main comes to mind. OK, so I do wear lots of black but I can imagine myself on a hot sunny day sitting at an outdoor cafe with an ice latte wearingContinue reading


It’s just been announced that Hannah Marshall will receive a New Generation Sponsorship to show her autumn/winter 2008-9 collection at the London Fashion Week Exhibition! I love Hannah’s work; in it’s simplicity it’s true luxury. You always feel great when you wear her dresses. Above is a picture of the silk chiffon trapeze dress fromContinue reading

Julie Berbue

An interview with Julie Bérubé R: What is the name of your collection or last collection? Bérubé: I don’t normally give names to my collections… I don’t know why! Maybe I will give the next one a name. R: When did you graduate? Bérubé: In 2000. R: Are you working on a new collection? Bérubé:Continue reading

Interview London Denim and Simon King Are you working on a new collection? London Denim: Constantly, although I do stop for coffee. Where are you from? London Denim Suffolk: Ipswich in hence the six fingers on each hand and webbed feet Are there any family members that inspired your work? An Aunty that sews etc?Continue reading


Worked with a super cool new fashion designer, William Tempest. What is the name of your collection? William Tempest: Noir Style… I was inspired by actresses such as Rita Hayworth and Katharine Hepburn, and played with the stereotypes that regularly feature in film noir movies, from the femme fatal to the private detective. The useContinue reading


Interview with ½ of Day Dream Nation: Jing Wong 360 Fashion: I love the name Daydream Nation, how did you come up with it and what does it mean to you and the label? Daydream Nation: It was the name of Sonic Youth’s album, but it only struck me one day when I read aboutContinue reading