Stalked at LFW: Kelly, Reporter for SUITCASE Magazine
22 September 2014
The lovely Kelly I met during LFW at Somerset House looking rather fab!! Kelly is a fashion journalism degree student, writer, reporter and representative for SUITCASE Magazine. There's nothing I love more than a good old check on check outfit and Kelly wears this one so well!
What do you do and why do you love your job?
I am currently studying my third year of fashion journalism and earlier this year was lucky enough to secure a month placement with travel and fashion magazine SUITCASE. Since then I have been working closely with the team and the most inspirational youngest founding editor-in-chief in the world, Serena Guen. I have been lucky enough to manage some marketing and events for the publication including a pop-up magazine stall we installed in Old Street station earlier last month. As well as being a quarterly publication online and in-print SUITCASE curates various pop-up shops and events; the most recent being the Summer SUITCASE store located inside the Vinyl Factory in South Kensington, we have another in the pipeline for Winter so watch this space!
What's your favourite part of London fashion week?
Roaming around the designer showrooms and coming across SUITCASE Magazine in press portfolios – it’s exciting to see that we work with so many reputable and talented designers in editorials and features. Talking to Anna Williamson and Ella Ringner at Yolke (a clothing line dedicated to all things co-ordinated) we cooed over our OCD driven love for everything matchy-matchy. As a writer the importance of getting into the mind of a designer is just as significant as being able to put pen to paper –I love the inspiration you get from it.
Who is your favourite designer at the moment?
Ellie Saab, always – there is nothing that emancipates a woman more than Saabs designs, so intricate and perfect, every collection is so concise and dreamy, my ultimate is his S/S ’12 Couture. Juxtapose Saab in terms of contemporary design I’m really influenced by men’s streetwear – Christopher Shannon, Astrid Andersen, Christopher Raeburn, JW Anderson, Rick Owens, Tisci at Givenchy and Brendon Babenzien at Supreme. Nazir Mazhar is an ultimate favourite – I love how he never strays far from his Leytonstone roots.
What shows have you been to and what's been your fav?
I have just come from DAKS at the Opera House this morning, which was theatrical – it just made me want to watch the ballet. The collection was heavily dancewear influenced so it went hand-in-hand, super sheer fabrics and minimal understated colours. I’m waiting around for Christopher Raeburn to start this evening, I want to see if his womens RTW lives up to his streetwear legacy, no doubt I won't be disappointed judging by the sneak peak of his digital weather-pattern-map prints on his Instagram account!
5 items your can't live without?
A very large bag that fits my life into it - preferably a SUITCASE ;)
My diary (otherwise I am extremely unorganized)
My beautiful Raymond Weil ‘Tango’ watch (otherwise I am extremely late)
Mac Fix + (otherwise my make-up is non existent by mid-day)
And a pen because as a writer you never know when you may need one!
Follow Kelly's styling and reporting here @kellyrobinson_
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