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The Guest Edit - Avigail and Damian Collins


WITH CLIENTS SUCH AS RIHANNA, TINIE TEMPAH AND DISCLOSURE ALONG WITH THEIR OWN STREET WEAR FASHION LABEL, SILVER SPOON ATTIRE, AVIGAIL AND DAMIAN COLLINS TELL US THEIR FAVOURITE FASHION TRENDS AND WHY THEY LOVE LONDON.

Who has been your most interesting client to dress?

AC: Most interesting for me it's a tough one between Rihanna and Lorde.

DC: I would say Disclosure, for taking me back to my youth.

2. What's been the most challenging project?

Rihanna performing at the 2012 Brit Awards

AC: The Brits performance where Rihanna got covered in paint on stage (we had to make the dancers outfits look like they were covered in paint too but it had to look wet).

DC: Dressing Tinie Tempah for Glastonbury, I had made a custom Christopher Raeburn Orange jacket, and I used 2 clear plastic bags to protect Tinie's Air Jordan's so they were clean on stage despite the MUD!

3. How did you get into styling?

AC: We met Mariel Haenn (Rihanna's original stylist) in NYC as she was pulling our brand SSA for Rihanna. We stayed in touch and when they come to London we showed them around and took them shopping we then revived an email from them asking us if we would be Rihanna's eyes and ears in the UK. That then led to us travelling with her and us developing our own client base from there.

DC: Snap!

4. Where/who do you get your inspiration from?

Jayne Mansfield (1957)

AC: From old Hollywood stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Jayne Mansfield also fashion photographers like Bruce Webber plus movies I love being taken into someone else's world and then making it my own.

DC: I am inspired by architecture, interior design and music.

5. What do you think of the London fashion scene?

AC: I love how it constantly changes and how there are so many different pockets around London where people dress to a particular style.

DC: It's the best!

6. How would you describe your signature look?

AC: Timeless with a street twist and a touch of glamour.

DC: Shoes, jeans with a top.

7. What is your favourite Aspinal of London SS14 bag?

AC: The Mini Hepburn in Baby Pink

DC: The Letterbox Rucksack

Thank you so much for talking to us, guys!


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