OLIVIA HARD­ING

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MAR­KET ED­I­TOR

Hard­ing joined us in Oc­to­ber and hasn’t had a mo­ment’s rest since. In this is­sue, head to Out­fit­ter (p65) to find all the back-to-work style tips you need. Now Hard­ing, back to it.

THREE WARDROBE STA­PLES EV­ERY MAN SHOULD OWN?

Pol­ished shoes, a well-cut ver­sa­tile blazer and a so­phis­ti­cated watch. I’m also a firm be­liever in a sig­na­ture scent.

AND HOW BEST DO WE COPE WITH THE HOT WEATHER?

Breatha­bil­ity is a top pri­or­ity. Pay at­ten­tion to the fab­ri­ca­tion tag and al­ways go for nat­u­ral fi­bres over man-made. A good rule is to steer clear of any­thing you strug­gle to pro­nounce.

FAVOURITE FASH­ION LA­BELS?

Louis Vuit­ton, Gucci and Dior Homme. The crafts­man­ship be­hind the Vuit­ton fit is un­ri­valled and Alessan­dro Michele’s con­tri­bu­tion to Gucci has so far been phe­nom­e­nal.

WE’RE IN EX­CIT­ING TIMES FOR MEN’S STYLE. WHAT DO YOU THINK HAS CHANGED?

The boom­ing e-commerce in­dus­try has opened up a lot of (wardrobe) doors and there’s now un­lim­ited ac­cess to so many in­ter­na­tional la­bels and chan­nels of in­spi­ra­tion – leav­ing no ex­cuse for medi­ocrity.

ANY TIPS FOR GET­TING INTO THE FASH­ION IN­DUS­TRY?

It’s a lot of hours and hard work. Be­come a ‘yes per­son’ and al­ways re­main pro­fes­sional. My best ad­vice for in­terns is to treat ev­ery day like a job in­ter­view.

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