Fresh from London Fashion Week, we catch up with Editor/Stylist/DJ/Model Kylie Griffiths to talk about trends, parties and switching off.
You’ve just been to London Fashion Week – which were some of your favourite shows and why?
Marques Almeida – I loved everything. If my imagination could have created a catwalk show, that would have been it. I love that they are inspired by Instagram girls as it makes the collection super wearable and fun. Also Topshop put on a great Unique show.
What trends did you spot at London Fashion Week that you think you’ll be wearing?
The 80s look – I’ve always loved the 80s so to see this trend come back is a dream come true. I’ll definitely be investing in some mini dresses and big shoulder pads this winter.
Who are your favourite designers at the moment?
Ashish, Aries, Marques Almeida and Caitlin Price.
You styled the On/Off Presents show this year – how was that experience?
Amazing! It was my first ever experience of styling a catwalk show, but it was great. A lot of hard work, and it showed me how much goes on behind the scenes, but when you see it all come together, it’s so rewarding.
On/Off Presents is a platform for new designers. What do you think it takes for emerging talent to get noticed now?
Doing something different. The designers for this year had all achieved a different look and I think it’s important to stick to your guns and do what is true to you – that will get you noticed.
How would you describe your signature style?
Thrown together – I don’t have a huge amount of time to think about my day-to-day style, and I am also quite lazy.
What advice do you have for aspiring stylists out there?
It’s hard work and don’t give up. It’s a tough industry to crack so be persistent and assist stylists.
Did you attend many fashion parties this LFW?
I attended a fair few! I would say my favourite was Caitlin Price’s show and presentation – she put on a grime evening after her presentation up on the roof top of Selfridges and threw in a performance from Little Simz – what’s not to love?
As a DJ, what do you think are the vital ingredients for a good night?
Good music by far – you have to have good music to get a party going. I’ve been to so many parties that could have been amazing but were ruined by the music. People just want to have a dance!
You’ve got many strings to your bow – editor, DJ, stylist, model. How did you manage to find the time to do all the things you want to do and still fit in sleeping and showering?
Time management…kidding! I have absolutely no idea. I am a complete workaholic so I probably don’t sleep enough. I do shower though.
Of all your job titles, do you have a favourite?
That’s a tough one but probably Fashion Editor – I started my career at Vice as an intern so to get that title was a dream come true. Plus they still are and will always be one of my favourite companies. Also DJing – there’s nothing quite like the buzz you get when you see the crowd going nuts to a song.
How do you like to relax after a hard day’s work?
I go surfing. I’m completely obsessed and go as often as I can. I find it really helps me switch off and disconnect from work.
Where are some of your favourite haunts in London?
Cro Bar – it’s a tiny little haunt in Soho, but it’s my all time favourite. They serve cheap whiskey and play rock music all day every day. For food, it would have to be Meat Liquor – I love a burger (and a beer) so can’t help but love this place.
What else can we expect to see of you in 2016?
Hopefully more of everything – more Djing, more surfing, and more styling!