INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
WHAT EDITORS ARE WEARING TO FASHION MONTH
By Eleanor Dunne, 8 February 2019
Nicole Akhtarzad, Market Editor at Who What Wear'For NYFW this season, I don't think we have much of a choice but to make it all about outerwear. I'll be wearing some fun statement coats, as well as a few simpler blazers and jackets layered together. I'll be styling them with leather separates, turtlenecks and mock-croc accessories, like this little black bag.'
Natasha Bird, Digital Editor at Elle UK'Broadly speaking, the approach on my team is to be slightly more conscious of our sustainability drive than we have been in recent years. Obviously, we all love dressing up and selecting some amazing designer pieces to wear to the shows – who doesn't love a bit of peacocking? But we're aiming to be more mindful about re-using our favourite accessories and including vintage items. And the other thing I'm definitely going to be doing is layering! I've got a great long-sleeved white roll-neck that can go under anything. It's very ski-season chic.'
Emma Firth, Online Fashion and Beauty Editor at Hunger Magazine
'My London Fashion Week looks can appear haphazard to say the least. Among the inevitable sartorial dilemmas, there's one staple that will always make an appearance: a blazer. There are three reasons for this: 1. You can literally pair it with anything (it can dress up your jeans to contrast with a free-flowing 70s dress). 2. It makes me feel more ‘put together’ – even after long hours rushing around town / having five minutes to get ready in the morning. 3. Looking like Richard Gere in American Gigolo is no bad thing. Currently, I’m into this Mango number.'
Naomi Pike, Digital Editor at Miss Vogue
'While fashion week can really be as fun as it looks, it involves the busiest days of the working year for most of us involved. The last thing you want to be worrying about is a pair of trousers that are too tight or heels that pinch at every step. This season, I've picked up a pair of pink denim jeans from ASOS that I'm looking forward to wearing with a skate tee, a mini bag and one of my favourite faux-fur coats. Having been going to the shows for the best part of the last five years, I've learned to do a mini ASOS haul in the week before to stock up on things like tights, hair clips and socks.'
Hannah Almassi, UK Editorial Director at Who What Wear
'With the weather forecast looking like things are set to remain miserable out there, I'm determined to invest in a bold piece of outerwear, like this multicolour checked number. I won't be the person wearing the latest spring dress and sandals (and nothing else). Instead, I'll be the one wrapped up in a cosy coat with layers, knee-high boots and a flat white to go! You can still nod to the new season with carefully chosen colours, cuts and finishes.'
Sarah Karmali, Digital Editor at Harper's Bazaar
'For the February shows, you can pretty much guarantee temperamental weather, so I'll be thinking outerwear first when it comes to my outfits – good coats, knee-high boots and roll-neck jumpers to protect from the elements. Also, it sounds obvious, but comfort is key – if I'm wearing heels, I'll always have a spare pair of flats in my bag. Fashion week is not the time for blisters!'