Fashion Interviews

Green gingham dress by designer Arthur Arbesser

From Vienna to Milan with Designer Arthur Arbesser

“I LOVE Vienna!” exclaims Arthur Arbesser. “I love it especially from afar”. The tousle-haired womenswear designer, who last September appeared at the finale of his Milan Fashion Week show in faded black jeans, matching T-shirt and trainers,spent his boyhood in the Austrian capital, before enrolling in fashion at Central Saint Martins. Following an offer to join Giorgio Armani’s atelier upon graduation, Arbesser upped and left for Italy. “The move from being a student in London to working in Milan was quite a shock. But after some months and a few too many Negronis, I started to love it here.”

July 17, 2017 ×
Bruta Arthur Yates

Bruta Arthur Yates Interview

“The nice thing about Bruta is the freedom we have to explore so many different projects”, explains Yates when asked for possible career alternatives. “Bruta is the Plan A,B, and C”. ” There is no big plan in place. Every season we just add different bits where we feel we can make something special”.

May 11, 2017 ×
Words of Wisdom byStudio 54 Party Girl Pat Cleveland  

Words of Wisdom by
Studio 54 Party Girl Pat Cleveland  

Pat Cleveland released her autobiography earlier this year called Walking With The Muses, a highly entertaining and revelatory look back at her whirlwind career as a model in […]

May 11, 2017 ×
Meet Archie Hewlett: The Entrepreneur behind ‘Duke & Dexter’

Meet Archie Hewlett: The Entrepreneur behind ‘Duke & Dexter’

Archie Hewlett, the 18 year old entrepreneur isn’t like any other young adult spending their days in a lecturing hall and nights out partying, no, before starting a psychology degree at the University of Durham, Hewlett decided his heart wasn’t with psychology but with design and so took a giant leap, taking out a £9,000 loan to start his successful business; Duke & Dexter

March 11, 2017 ×
Meeting Johnny Coca Mulberry’s Creative Director All You Need to Know

Meeting Johnny Coca Mulberry’s Creative Director All You Need to Know

Before we get to know Mulberry‘s Creative Director, let’s talk about what Johnny Coca has in store for us for AW17 at London Fashion Week – the label’s show will take […]

February 17, 2017 ×
Cottweiler Winners of the International Woolmark Award Interviewed

Cottweiler Winners of the International Woolmark Award Interviewed

Cottweiler took an unusual route to international fashion stardom and the winners of the 2016/17 Menswear International Woolmark Prize chatted with us about their inspirations and where they came from. If you don’t know about Cottweiler – the brand is helmed by designer duo Matthew Dainty and Ben Cottrell. Their work is a conceptual take on modern sportswear with a healthy does of digital art influence.

February 7, 2017 ×
All About Matthew Miller

All About Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller made in Stoke on Trent ‘I was a small boy growing up on a council estate without a care in the world’, remembers Stoke-on-Trent born Matthew […]

January 18, 2017 ×
Serafina Sama of Isa Arfen Interview

Serafina Sama of Isa Arfen Interview

  Sarafina Sama and the 90’s “I have a soft spot for the early Nineties,” says Serafina Sama, founder of the London-based brand Isa Arfen. “That’s when I […]

January 12, 2017 ×
Abzal Issa Bekov Central Saint Martins collection

Abzal Issa Bekov Interview

Abzal Issa Bekov graduated from Central Saint Martins MA Fashion in 2016 specialising in menswear. His much lauded Central Saint Martins collection proved to be one of the […]

January 2, 2017 ×
Casio G Shock’s Mr Ibe Interviewed

Casio G Shock’s Mr Ibe Interviewed

Casio G Shock Inventor Kikuo Ibe Kikuo Ibe is one of Japan’s foremost inventors and also the creator of the renowned Casio G Shock series. The Casio G Shock, the […]

December 29, 2016 ×
PS by Paul Smith AW16

PS by Paul Smith 2016

PS by Paul Smith – best in class of 2016. During the last days of the year, Something About looks back at favourite collections and stories of 2016. Our shoot and essay celebrating PS by Paul Smith AW16 and Sir Paul Smith’s use of prints, first published in Something About AW16 print issue is definitely a stand out! PS by Paul Smith is set for another year of prints, sportswear inspired shapes and riots of colour, as the London based brand is on schedule for Pitti Uomo in Florence.

December 28, 2016 ×
Wataru Tominaga All You Need to Know 2016 Interview

Wataru Tominaga All You Need to Know 2016 Interview

Wataru Tominaga: All you need to know about the Central Saint Martins graduate and Hyères Fashion Festival 2016 Grand prix winner. Wataru Tominaga is shy and unassuming; when designing […]

December 22, 2016 ×
Nikelab Riccardo Tisci interview Air Zoom Legend

Nikelab Riccardo Tisci interview Air Zoom Legend

Nikelab Riccardo Tisci “I knew I had even more visions of this kind of sport style to realise” Nikelab Riccardo Tisci have collaborated for a fourth time. Following his […]

December 7, 2016 ×
Seoul Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017  Something About Visits The Songzio Studio

Seoul Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017
Something About Visits The Songzio Studio

Over the course of just a few years, Seoul Fashion Week, the twice annual event taking over the South Korean capital in January and October, has risen to become a colourful platform for some of the most innovative brands. Such is the international interest in the event, that this season homegrown talent such as D-Antidote is joined by travelling guests; both Caruso and Manish Arora feature on the Spring Summer 2017 schedule. With the third day of shows about to start, we joined designer Songzio in his Seoul studio to learn more about the city’s fashion, and how the industry has changed since the brand’s launch in 1993.

October 20, 2016 ×
Prabal Gurung x TOMS  Exclusive Interview With The New York Designer

Prabal Gurung x TOMS
Exclusive Interview With The New York Designer

“What excites me about collaborating with TOMS is our shared belief in inspiring others and giving back. We’re coming together to make a difference in the world by what we do” Prapal Gurung says of his most recent extra-curricular project. It has been ten years since Blake Mycoskie first set out to build a fashion company based on a ‘One for One’ business model; a charitable concept that sees one pair of shoes given to a child in need for every pair of TOMS sold.

September 29, 2016 ×
Asger Juel Larsen Interview : Woolmark, Cowboys and Tartan

Asger Juel Larsen Interview : Woolmark, Cowboys and Tartan

Asger Juel Larsen graduated from the London College of Fashion in 2011, and interned at John Richmond and Burberry Prorsum before launching his own label. He presented his first collection while still in school at 2011 Vauxhall Fashion Scout. Since then he has come a long way – winning a Woolmark Prize, launching the unisex diffusion line A.J.L Madhouse, and picking up the pieces after a fire. Asger Juel Larsen is on the rise.

September 23, 2016 ×
First Look  Ronald Van Der Kemp  AW16  Wardrobe Four

First Look
Ronald Van Der Kemp
AW16
Wardrobe Four

After 25 years working in the industry for the likes of Michael Kors, Céline, Escada and Wolford, Dutch designer Ronald Van der Kemp is a rogue one; he doesn’t create seasonal collections but rather “wardrobes.” His demi-couture label RVDK showed it’s fourth wardrobe at Paris Couture Week, and the one of a kind pieces are available to wear now – but you need to move fast because once they’re gone, there is no recreating them!

August 22, 2016 ×
Why you need to see Edward Crutchley AW16 Menswear Close Up

Why you need to see Edward Crutchley AW16 Menswear Close Up

London Fashion Week is swiftly approaching, time to turn to some of our favourite homegrown talents. Over a year ago we interviewed Central Saint Martins graduate Edward Crutchley. At that time, he had just debuted his eponymous line with Fashion East and was consulting for Pringle of Scotland and Kayne West while working on textiles with Louis Vuitton’s creative director Kim Jones. After only two seasons he presented AW16 as a stand-alone presentation, which was hosted by no other than Kim Jones.

August 16, 2016 ×