London is considered the most creative and avant garde of the fashion capitals. New York, Milan and Paris all have desirable qualities, but London is where the boundary challenging designers congregate. I’m shamelessly biased in favour of my home town, and I make no apologies for that. We Brits have a long tradition of celebrating the underdog, the eccentric and the unlikely hero. A collective love of all things quirky encourages original idiosyncrasy in our designers. I don’t count myself as one of London’s great originals, rather a supporter of the city’s talent. It’s a privilege to work with the remarkable designers I know and love.
The presence of great design talent fosters offbeat, outré street looks. The squally British climate contributes to London style and we have to fit our clothes around meteorological concerns . This time of year I like to layer jackets and coats over summer dresses, in preparation for warmer days ahead. This sheepskin cape was a £20 bargain on Ebay and my leather jacket is an old favourite that I’ve had for years. The boots are from Topshop and my dress is from The Reformation, my current obsession.