Fashion Insiders at Fashion Month

This post a bit of a tradition now! I love looking at what the pros wear during Fashion Month, i.e. the four Fashion Weeks at New York, London, Paris and Milan. I have previously covered Spring Summer 2011 and Autumn Winter 2011; now is the turn of Spring Summer 2012. Some favourite fashionistas of mine below: Taylor Tomasi Hill of course, looking amazing in a Thakoon skirt in Milan and elegant with a twist in Paris; Kate Lanphear looking badass as always in Paris; and Joanna Hillman rocking some pyjama style trousers as only she could.

A couple of new faces too: I covet blogger Leandra Medine’s Alexander Wang silver loafers and 3.1 Philip Lim jacket; model Aline Weber off-duty with a perfectly styled velvet skirt; and stylist Stevie Dance’s cutout dress as shot by The Sartorialist is stunningly beautiful.

Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller in New York (pic by Man Repeller)
Kate Lanphear in Paris (pic by Style Bistro)
Taylor Tomasi Hill in Milan (pic by Stockholm Street Style)
Taylor Tomasi Hill in Paris (pic by Style Bistro)
Joanna Hillman in New York (pic by Citizen Couture)
Stevie Dance in Paris (pic by the Sartorialist)
Aline Weber in London (pic by Mr. Newton for Harper's Bazaar)

Classic Italian Style…for the boys

Last week the place to be, in fashion terms, was Milan for SS2012 Fashion Week. It was not however where I was! I was in Rome for the first time. While there were lots of lovely women (in amongst the HORDES of tourists, which I know is a bit rich considering I was a tourist too, but I have never seen anything like it..worse than any other city I’ve ever been to…where were all the Italians?) I was particularly taken by the men’s fashion. Italian men as a whole are much more smartly turned out than almost any other nationality I’ve encountered.

They are distinctive by their attention to detail and their insistence on quality. They wear beautifully tailored clothes which are the best they can afford. In particular I love the way they wear suits. Generally they prefer single breasted jackets which button up quite high and slimmer trousers than Irish or English versions. I didn’t see any garish pinstripes or excessive patterning which was a relief, and any accessories were leather and burnished to perfection.

In addition, pretty much every single Italian man smells divine. Nothing too modern or faddy, just a simple clean aftershave which is fairly unobtrusive and classically masculine. This in combination with their clothes and gorgeous accents means it’s fairly easy to have your head turned!

I’m not a street style photographer so I didn’t take any pics of the stylish men I saw, however I thought I’d illustrate this by way of Scott Schuman, AKA The Sartorialist, who has a wealth of material in his archives. From suits to casual these guys wear it well and are the epitome of classic Italian style.

At Pitti Uomo, Florence 2007
At Etro, Milan 2007
At Pitti Uomo, Florence 2007
Simone Righi, Florence 2009
Florence 2009

(All pics by The Sartorialist)

Fashion Insiders at Fashion Month

I love Fashion Month! Not just for the collections but also for the style inspiration. I love checking out what the editors, stylists and insiders are wearing. Below are some of my favourite looks from the last four weeks in London, New York, Paris and Milan. I know there’s more than one of Taylor Tomasi Hill but she continues to wow me with her style and she knocked it out of the park this year!

Daphne Guinness in London
Taylor Tomasi Hill in Paris
Taylor Tomasi Hill in Paris
Anna Dello Russo in Paris
Ekaterina Mukhina in Paris
Joanna Hillman in New York
Sarah Rutson in Paris
Elin Kling in New York


Fashion Insiders at Fashion Month

Earlier in the week I posted my favourite shows from the SS 2011 fashion month programme in London, New York, Milan and Paris. However my favourite part of fashion month is seeing what the fashion editors and assistants wear to the shows. I find it inspirational to see how these insiders put together looks. Below some of my favourites from September 2010.

Christine Centenera, from Harper’s Bazaar Australia, in Paris. Pic by Stockholm Street Style.

Taylor Tomasi Hill, from US Marie Claire, in Paris. Pic by

Kate Lanphear, from US Elle, in London. Pic by Streetpeeper.

Emmanuelle Alt, Paris Vogue, in Milan. Pic by Craig Arend.

Joanna Hillman, from Harper’s Bazaar, in New York. Pic by Fashion Confidential UK.

Undisputed Queen of Fashion Month, Anna Dello Russo, from Vogue Nippon, in New York. Pic by GQ.