At the hub of creative fashion – Central Saint Martins, Style Spotter found 20 year old Fine Art student and Maison Martin Margiela fan, Alice Wahtel whose androgynous style definitely made her stand out.
Similar to her style icon Sid Vicious, Alices outfit screams sex pistol- trend with her use of studs, DM’s and bleach blonde hair.
She has created a comfortable look teaming leather with a baggy hoodie, Alice explained her style as “…A mess! It’s just whatever is in my closet.” This is perfect carefree street style attire.
Leather jacket – Religion
Hoodie – Urban Outfitters
See-through leggings – Maison Martin Margiela
Necklace – Vivienne Westwood
Boots – Doc Martens
Week 5 -Mario Benedetti
Mario likes to break up a dark outfit with a splash of colour. [Hollie Dent].“I genuinely don’t have a style icon. I dress how I want and I don’t base it on anyone in particular,” said 19-year-old CSM Fine Art 4D student, Mario Benedetti.
The tarnished-effect red grinders and baggy leather jacket accentuates a ‘hardware-esc’ style in Mario’s outfit. Teamed with a back-to-front turquoise and yellow baseball cap, this look is straight out of ’90s high school America.
When it comes to style, Mario said: “I like baggy clothes. I like lots of layers.” His use of occassional colour to break up a predominantly black outfit, especially with the plastic blue belt, also gives a great mix of textures and depth to his outfit.
Hat – Found it in a toilet
Black polo t-shirt – Vivienne Westwood
Hoodie – Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Leather jacket – Vintage-bought at a squat in Camden
Jeans – Uniqlo (dyed black, they were green)
Belt – From Greece
Shoes – Grinders from a market
Week 5 – James Taylor
James’s laid back style mimics his style icon Johnny Depp. [Hollie Dent].James Taylor, a 20-year-old Photojournalism student at the London College of Communication, layers three cardigans, a shirt and a scarf in a combination of light and dark colours.
His look, reminiscent of the recent Missoni Menswear Autumn/Winter 2011/12 collection creates a warm, fresh-looking outfit. Worn with pale blue jeans, brown desert boots and scruffy hair, James’ look is on-trend and very wearable for the transition in to Spring.
The schoolboy rucksack and old tote bag gives a boyish feel to the ensemble. James likes to shop at Cow Vintage and considers Johnny Depp to be one of his style icons. “I like to look warm and wrapped up and I tend to go for comfort,” said Taylor.
Scarf – Topman
Beige cardigan – Uniqlo
Patterned cardigan – Cow vintage
Grey cardigan – Charity shop
Shirt – eBay
Jeans – eBay
Green backpack – Army surplus store
Tote bag – Glastonbury 2008
Week 4 – Sebastian
Simple and stylish Sebastien [Hollie Dent]Describing his style as “eclectic”, Sebastian’s outfit is certainly verging on Dandy-esque with his slicked auburn hair, red low v-neck jumper and high, crisp white shirt.
The 20 year old who studies illustration at Camberwell told Arts London News, “I don’t like planning my outfits I just hope all my clothes go together.”
Simple and stylish seems to be the motto for Sebastian’s style who talks of his favourite shop, Cos as one that…”provides good quality clothes. I like their simplicity and low cost.” Sebastian clearly is a Cos fan and looks to Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud as his style icon.
Coat – Vintage from Brick Lane
Jumper – Vintage from Covent Garden
Jeans – Primark
Shirt – Cos
Socks – Primark
Shoes – Matalan
Week 3 – Maddison Rothery
Maddison makes biker chick meet country girl [Hollie Dent]A fan of Alexander Wang, 18 year old LCC photography student, Maddison Rothery effortlessly mixes biker chick chic and country girl glamour by her use of leather and checks.
Black skinny jeans, shoe boots and a rugged green shoulder bag help emphasises a look that collides two styles effectively.“I like to mix and match high street and vintage and I basically buy whatever I like and is appealing to me when I’m shopping.”
Maddison’s style is a classic over the past 5 years and is mimicked well of her style icon, Ashley Olsen.
Leather jacket – Vintage
Checked shirt – Ralph Lauren
T-shirt – Hanes (cut up)
Jeanes – BDG
Boots – H&M
Bag – Zara
Week 3 – Robyn Davis
Robyn demonstrates how to work the colour blocking trend perfectly. [Hollie Dent].“My style icon is definitely my nan” says Robyn Davis, a 20 year old Public Relations student at the London College of Communication. You’d think that making a bright orange bob work would be difficult, but Robyn makes it look effortless.
With the outer layer of her outfit in blacks and the pop of colour in the middle, the look is balanced out with her hair giving a contrast between bright and dark colours.
Colour blocks are set to be rife this summer and Robyn’s bright blue dress with large seamless green pockets is a style to look out for. Robyn whose favourite shop is a charity shop in West Ealing described her style as “…pretty schizophrenic. If I want to get all dressed up one day, I’ll dress up.”
Blazer – My Dad’s
Shirt – Swedish Play Dress
Shoes – H&M
Bag – Charity shop/Elizabeth Arden design
Week 3 – Liz Workman
Liz mixes a verity of looks to create her signiture look. [Hollie Dent].“My style icon is…my mum,” says 22-year-old Liz Workman, a Photojournalism student at the London College of Communication. “She’s the one who taught me how to dress, be myself and be individual.”
Liz gets the majority of her clothes from charity shops, vintage shops and “random” online sites.
Usually a summer trend, Liz has worked in the tie-dye pattern smoothly with a warped, ink blue tie-dye leggings from the Elephant and Castle market. She pairs it with an oversized white jumper and a boyfriend denim shirt, which makes this a comfortable, casual look.
She completes her look with a white bag slung round the body and military boots, adding an edge to the outfit. Liz described her style as “a bit of everything. I like vintage 60s, 70s, 80s and gangsta styles!”
Jumper – H&M
Shirt – Pirmark
Leggings – Elephant and Castle market
Bag – Oasis
Boots – Primark
Week 2 – Chris Prince
Chris is influenced by Rick Owens [Hollie Dent]Chris Prince, a 19 year-old fashion journalism student at London College of Fashion, mixes high street and designer brands to create his edgy style.
He says his look is inspired by his style icon, US designer, Rick Owens and his favorite shop is H&M.
Chris pays attention to detail, wearing a small cross earring in one ear which gives a darker edge to this look.
His green parka coat, that gives his look a Spring vibe is given weight with a chunky bobble-knit scarf. He completes his look with military black boots.
Jacket – Topman Limited
Scarf – H&M
T-shirt – Acne
Jeans – All Saints
Boots – River Island
Bag – River Island
Earring – Topman
Week 1 – Chitra Van Der Zon
Chitra Van Der Zon modelling her unique sense of style. [Courtesy of Holly Dunn]Dutch born Chitra Van Der Zon is a 20-year-old Fashion Management exchange student at the London College of Fashion.
“I love to shop in markets,” says Chitra whose style icon is her sister, designer Xiomara Van Der Zon.
Dressed in all black, Chitra’s look is striking with her long glowing orange hair and burnt orange satchel perfectly highlighting the textures of her dark clothing.
Her use of a black skinny jean and Acne’s AW 2010/11 strap wedge is a comfortable and stylish option for everyday wear.
The outfit is accessorised with a black and white patterned scarf and topped off with a black, peaked shearling hat to protect against the gloomy winter weather.
Hat – A market in Istanbul
Scarf – A market in Qatar
Coat – IJ-Hallen flea market in Amsterdam
Blazer – IJ-Hallen flea market in Amsterdam
Jeans – Nudie Jeans
Shoes – Acne