Friday, May 27, 2016

#elitehotseat: MARK JOHN TRIPP

At what age did you start becoming interested in fashion? 
-- Young, it started with picking out my own clothes 

What was your path that led you to the job you have now? 
-- Designing windows at Eaton’s & fashion design at Ryerson

What would you say are the top three characteristics or skills a person must have in order to be an accomplished stylist? 
-- Organization, strategy & detail

Where do you go when you need inspiration for your work? 
-- Photographers from 1950

How important is Fashion Week for you? 
-- Certain cities more influential than others

You’ve collaborated on set with so many different brands, designers, photographers, creative directors; the list goes on. What sorts of things do you do to prepare yourself for an upcoming shoot and how do you choose what looks work for each individual client? 
-- Understanding the client & research

How important is communication between yourself and the photographer that you’ll be working with? 
-- Essential

What challenges do you face as a stylist? 
-- The disposability of fashion lately

Do the clothing choices you make at work inspire your personal style? 
-- Not very often

How would you describe your personal style? 
-- A phrase my Mom would say, “you paid how much for that?!"

Favourite all time designer? 
-- Rick Owens

What would be your dream shoot or collaboration? 
-- To work with Nadja Auermann

What are your plans for the future? Where do you see yourself taking your styling career? 
-- Finding the right balance of travel & work

What has been the most memorable moment of your career so far? 
-- Working with Carmen Dell'Orefice

Advice for the up-and-coming fashion stylists and fashion editors out there? 
-- Restraint

Friday, May 20, 2016

‪#‎editorials‬ 'Jeune Star' COHEN for Ark Magazine!

Ph: ‪Tiffany Sin‬
 Styling: ‪‎Marie Powell‬
 Grooming: ‪Shawnna Downing‬

See the full story here.