Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE -

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.”

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme

Sty­ist Mikey Wal­ton: So much re­spect for de­sign­ers. d454407

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