Profiles of interesting people from the fashion industry - fashion designers, brand managers, CEO, tailors
“I love selfies - obviously. I think it’s an amazing and fascinating aspect of our generation. Previous generations have never been able to self-document how they see themselves and how they want people to see them. I think that’s really powerful.”– Michael Rinaldi
Jeff Lack is an editorial, campaign and personal stylist, content creator, media commentator and keynote speaker with over 20 years of experience in the Australian Fashion Industry.
The story of Alessandro Manfredini begins with his beard. It literally changed his life for the last three years. His new breathtaking look, shared on social media as Instagram and Facebook, has captured the attention of many bloggers; he has been chosen to join # Project60 for Beard Season Global Noprofit Movement by picking the finest barbs to fight cancer. Alessandro, who is actually a graphic artist and sculptor, has quickly become an icon on the web and is therefore constantly involved in advertising campaigns and photo shoots.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Evan Simonitsch has developed an eye for both the clean, sophisticated fashions of the red carpet as well as the casual looks of LA street style. Throughout his experience in the fashion world, he has worked on countless projects across multiple mediums including television and editorial content, but his true passion lies in menswear styling.
Star was born in Veracruz, Mexico and moved to the United States at the age of four. From a very young age, Star developed a love and passion for the arts. She spent her childhood in art lessons where she focused on painting, photography, sculpting, and sketching. During her teen years she became obsessed with fashion and like any kid growing up in Los Angeles, a dream of one day working for Hollywood.
Her name is Sasha Kinane and she is a Stylist at Institchu. Working full time in the field of menswear, she is well versed in the importance of a well fitted, quality suit.
In 2006, Aaron Marino started a men’s image consulting firm, alpha m. Image Consulting, to help average men with simple common sense advice; aimed to enhance their image, style, grooming, fashion and most importantly their confidence. Aaron Marino has been featured in countless publications, as well as guest appearances on various television and radio programs, both locally, as well as nationally.
Today we are going to present you Ray Peck - a Visiting Tailor from Godfather Tailoring, London. Here is what he told us about himself and his work.
Having spent 12 years in the menswear industry with establishments such as Paul Stuart and Ralph Lauren, Manolo decided to take his creative vision to the modern men. The garments are centered on quality, precision and hand craftsmanship. At the atelier, they combine tradition and innovation to give each one of the clients focused attention, while helping them develop a very distinguished and personal sense of style.
Guillaume Bo is the creator of Men Need More Style - a Facebook page, dedicated to timeless and classic elegance.
Giovanni Luigi Bordone is a Brand Ambassador of Scabal - a Belgian company with 109 tailoring partners across the globe. He won our contest Most Stylish Real Men October 2016. He told us about himself and his work as a stylist.
Bespoke tailor Edward Sexton established his eponymous house in 1990 in Knightsbridge, West London. He began developing his own workshop; overseeing tailors that met his high standards and teaching his personal philosophy on tailoring to this select few.
Patrick Grant is a British fashion designer and creative director of bespoke tailors Norton & Sons of Savile Row. As a media figure he is best known as a judge on the television series, The Great British Sewing Bee.
After taking over Norton in 2005, Grant has been credited with rejuvenating the once ailing business. He relaunched E. Tautz & Sons as a ready to wear label in 2009, for which he was awarded the Menswear Designer award at the British Fashion Awards in 2010.
Stylists are, without a doubt, the unsung heroes of the fashion world. Pulling together seemingly incongruous pieces from the constant influx provided by high end and up-and-coming designers can be a daunting task – and that’s without taking into account the often difficult celebrity shoots! Freelance stylist Marika Page is undoubtedly one of the most exciting young talents on FAULT‘s editorial team, and was recently recognised with a place as runner-up in Rankin’s national styling contest.
Boston’s leading luxury tailor for the past 27 years, Alan Rouleau creates distinctive and distinguished custom-made designs for men.
Kim Jones is a British fashion designer, born in London, UK, in 1979. In 2011, Jones was named the new style director of Louis Vuitton's men's ready-to-wear division, replacing Paul Helbers who held the position for five years.
Ashley Weston is a top Celebrity Menswear Stylist and Men’s Style Expert as well as a Contributing Fashion Editor for GQ International. Her work can be seen on the red carpets of film and television premieres, the covers and pages of GQ, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Nylon, Wired, InStyle, Interview, and the advertising campaigns of Google, Youtube, Diesel, Reebok, Brooks Brothers, IFC and many others. Her clients regularly top GQ & Esquire‘s “Best-Dressed” lists, making her one of the most sought-after menswear stylists in the industry.
'Luxury lifestyle consultant and Celebrity Stylist to 4 Supermen, 2 Spidermen, Ironman, Neo, other Super people and a mom to twins' - this is how celebrities' stylist Jeanne Yang describes herself.
Karl Otto Lagerfeld was born on September 10, 1933 in Hamburg, Germany. He finished his secondary school at the Lyc?e Montaigne in Paris, where he majored in drawing and history and after winning the coats category in a design competition in 1955, he was hired as Pierre Balmain's assistant.
Rousteing joined Balmain in 2009. In 2011, at age of 25, he replaced Christophe Decarnin as the creative director of the brand, gaining full control of the production of both the men's and women's read-to-wear lines.
Salvatore Di Francisca was born in 1933, in Polizzi Generosa, South Italy. He was taught the art of tailoring by Saverio Dolce - a senior tailor and father of famous fashion designer Domenico Dolce.
In March 2012, Yves Saint Laurent officially stated that Slimane would replace Stefano Pilati as brand's creative director. And under the Slimane's governance YSL has become one of controlling conglomerate Kering's most powerful brands - the sales doubled in his first two years at the brand to almost $800 million annually in 2014.
Riccardo Tisci is an Italian fashion designer, born in Taranto, Italy, in 1974. He is Creative Director for Givenchy Women's haute couture and ready-to-wear lines since 2005, and Menswear and accessories designer of the Givenchy Men's division since 2008.
Jenna Lyons has been the Creative director and President for J.Crew since 2008 and 2010, respectively. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Palos Verdes, California. She graduated from Parsons in 1990 and currently plays the role of a moving force behind the cult brand J.Crew, tripling label's profit in ten-year span (2003-2013).
Christopher Bailey is a British fashion designer, born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, in 1971. He is the Chief Creative and Chief Executive officer of Burberry since May 2014 and is responsible for 'creating and delivering the company's global vision and business strategy'.
Gyula Szabó was one of the participants in the Men's Style fashion design project which main idea was to support designers to create their own successful fashion business. Gyula is from Hungary and he has worked as a pattern maker freelance, but his dream has always been to create his own designs.
Mariana Razuk is a Brazilian-born, Germany-based menswear designer - the creative director of the brand Marie Raz. We know Mariana from her participation in the Men's Style fashion design project which main idea was to support designers to create their own successful businesses.
Mariya is the Art Director of Men's Fashion Cluster in Amsterdam. In 2000 she graduated university in Bulgaria where she got a Plastic Arts (sculpture), Fine Arts and Art history diploma. After spending time abroad she decided to stay and live in Holland.