Interested in a career in Fashion?
Simon Chilvers, Men`s Style Director at Matchesfashion.com talks about the possibilities of getting into fashion and gives advice as to what people in the industry are looking for in this exclusive interview.
Why did you decide to work in the fashion industry?
I’d always loved music and clothes while growing up but it was while studying history of modern art, design and film at university that the penny finally dropped that I might be able to work for one of the many magazines I loved. I moved to London, did a Masters at London College of Fashion and started doing work experience at places such as The Guardian and Vogue. I then developed my CV and built up both freelance writing and styling work before taking a full-time role as assistant fashion editor at The Guardian where I worked for four years – here I had the opportunity to write features and report from London Fashion Week and style shoots. Working in fashion allows you to be creative in many different ways – this was always the pull of working in the industry for me.
Can you describe a typical day at Matchesfashion.com?