Interview with Simon Chilvers, Men’s Style Director at Matchesfashion.com


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? 

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(BSc) Mathematics = Fashion / another hidden job market

I’ve just returned with my employer liaison colleague from a meeting with a medium sized employer based very close to City University London on Goswell Road. We met them a little while back at a careers fair and had agreed to meet up to find out their hiring plans for the next year.

The company is called Far Fetch (www.farfetch.com), they are an online site that brings together products from fashion boutiques around the world which is reflected in their offices (London, Guimaraes, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo), and they’re currently looking for a mathematician. That’s right, a mathematician.

The role is as a Junior Pay Per Click (PPC) Executive. Now they’re looking for a mathematician but I’m wondering if a mathematician is looking for them? A global online fashion company. You wouldn’t think the two were connected and that’s a pity because Continue Reading