PEOPLE ARE HIS PASSION
FASHIONISTA’S NO TO DESIGNING
HE’S the go-to source for fashion tips for a host of varied clients and personalities in Perth but Comobased stylist Mikey Walton says he is not planning on trying his hand at designing.
As the director of personal styling consultancy Stylespiration, Walton said fashion was a part of his everyday life but it was clients who drove his passion.
“I have so much respect for designers and the art they create, and the passion and love they put into each piece,” he said. “But for me, I love working with people.
“Finding the best pieces for them to suit their bodies and lifestyles – I would be overwhelmed trying to create pieces for absolutely everyone.”
With a work space overflowing with garments, designer pieces and accessories, Walton prides himself on finding the perfect outfit to suit all body types. “I have worked with designers in the past to take their creative visions and help make them more relatable to an everyday demographic,” he said.
“Designing is a massive task, I’ll leave it to the artisans themselves.”
With the cold weather now truly setting in, Walton said monochromatic colours would always be a safe winter wardrobe staple. “Invest in adding greys and navy shades to spice up black and white.
“Texture can also be easily achieved in everyday life by layering different fabrics or purchasing pieces that already achieve this look,” he said.
“This season we will see a lot more of the long line vest and the sleeveless trench, these are great because they create a slimming silhouette while also keeping the body warm.”
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