Every year the Evening Standard compiles a list of the 1000 most influential people living in London. Some were born here; others work here but the newspaper feels they all contribute to what makes London great.
They look at the fields of Law, Politics, Sport and Art but the list which piqued our interest was fashion. The usual suspects were there – Victoria Beckham, Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman and model Kate Moss but we were pleased to read the following:
With a career spanning over 20 years and her name in the news more times than that, Naomi received the Special Recognition award at last year’s British Fashion Awards. A keen philanthropist, after Kate Moss, she’s still the model most likely to turn heads.
Make-up artist Pat McGrath is a firm fixture at all the international fashion weeks and contributes to the likes of Vogue and W magazine. The artist credits her love of fashion to her Jamaican mother.
Famously spotted in Primark, Hammersmith at the age of 16; we love Jourdan’s courageously vocal musings about racial issues in the fashion industry. She is one of the few young, black faces at the top of global fashion.
Red Carpet Fashion Awards is a great blog, operated from Catherine’s Holloway flat and is one of the most popular fashion sites in the world. Its simple concept, which sees her identify the designers of celebrities’ gowns, earned the site a place on Time Magazine’s Best Blogs of 2011. She is one the few bloggers that reply to messages sent through her blog (she was full of useful advice when we contacted her).
Perhaps Afro Boudoir will be on the list next year?!