Remembering Louise Wilson OBE Three Years On

Louise Wilson, the renowned Central Saint Martins professor, who tragically passed away on 16 May 2014, aged 52, is recognised for having championed the careers of numerous eminent fashion designers including the late Alexander McQueen, Céline’s Phoebe Philo, Christopher Kane and Stella McCartney, to name a few. One of fashion’s most instrumental characters, she was…

Reflecting On Dame Anna Wintour’s Formidable Career

Anna Wintour, the famed Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue, was last week made a dame at Buckingham Palace. Wintour, 67, who has been at the helm of the magazine for almost three decades, was honoured in the diplomatic and overseas list for services to fashion and journalism. Born and raised in London, in later life she…

Tony Conigliaro: Mixologist

Reputed for innovative reinterpretations of classic drinks, including his takes on the Prairie Oyster and Bloody Mary, Tony Conigliaro is one of the most dynamic and celebrated creators in the field of molecular mixology, having amassed a number of prestigious accolades over the years. Conigliaro went to art school before becoming a bartender, during which…

IDEA Books’ David Owen & Angela Hill

London-based David Owen and Angela Hill are the minds behind IDEA, applying their unique expertise and utilising their diverse connections to track down the rarest, and often out-of-print, titles. Their supply provide the unique, fashion-celebrating inspiration that creatives seek, and IDEA is a go-to for some of the biggest names in the worlds of photography,…

Edward Enninful: British Vogue’s New Editor-In-Chief

Recently appointed as editor-in-chief of British Vogue, Edward Enninful spent the most formative years of his life in London. Born in Ghana in 1972, he moved with his family to Ladbroke Grove as a child, and later attended Goldsmiths University. His mother was a seamstress, influenced in equal parts by British and Ghanaian styles, a…

Erik Torstensson & Jens Grede: Fashion’s Polymaths

Swedish natives Erik Torstensson and Jens Grede appear, at first glance, like an archetypal up-and-coming Silicon Valley duo. They dress smartly, navigate technology well, and often elucidate about media strategies. In fact, they’re two of the most powerful figures in fashion right now, overseeing a staggering 12 different companies spanning creative, talent management , fashion…

Ben Chapman: Autodidact Chef & Restaurateur

Birmingham native Ben Chapman opened his first restaurant, Soho’s Smoking Goat, in 2014 without any history in food work whatsoever. He relocated to London a little over a decade ago to study History of Art. Though he didn’t graduate, the young entrepreneur opened an art gallery, promoting the work of emerging talents, including a pre-White…

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