(Photography by Anna Stockland)
Margherita Missoni may be the heiress to one of fashion’s most famous design empires, but as the director of Missoni’s beachwear line, she’s proved she’s a talented designer in her own right. Taking time out from her busy schedule, Margherita shares her thoughts on fashion whilst demonstrating how to take the perfect Selfie.
What is the trait you most admire about the fashion industry?
That it captures what’s going on in the world right at this moment.
What is the trait you most deplore about the fashion industry?
How full of s**t it is.
If you were to be reincarnated as a piece of clothing, what would you be and why?
I would be a sarong because it can be used in an endless number of different ways.
What was your most memorable fashion moment?
Joining my grandparents on the catwalk when I was a little girl. I have a picture where I’m biting both hands from excitement.
What is your style motto?
What were you thinking when you took this Selfie?
I must put some Missoni in there!
In this week’s ‘My Stuff ‘ we speak to George Cortina, the stylist best known for his fashionable client list, and the impressive number of times he’s been caught on camera by street-style photographers.
An international man should always be in possession of… a passport.
When in doubt I always turn to my… assistant.
Sometimes I wonder why I own so many… speedos.
Lately I’ve been talking too much about my… self.
I can get out of any sticky situation with my… charm.
Mental stimulation can always be found through my… environment.
(Portrait by Inez and Vinoodh)
To give you a taste of what’s to come in Issue 7 we present Unsung Heroes, a new feature where we move the spotlight away from the familiar faces of fashion, onto a group of people it’s likely you’ll know less about. But when it comes to the daily lives of our industry’s finest, these are the people worth knowing.
In the second of our series, model Crystal Renn, talks to us about her Unsung Hero, Jackie Zabrowski.
Unsung Hero: Jackie Zebrowski
I am notoriously not a morning person, using something like 10 alarms to wake up. When I drag my groggy self into my favorite coffee place, The Blue Stove, Jackie already knows that I want an Americano and she has it waiting for me. She’s very witty and gets my day off to a sunny start.
Jackie Zebrowski photographed by Matthew Priestley