Sundays forever ASK A RETAIL PRO
A new sleepwear range made for lounging around in New sleepwear brand General Sleep is all about continuing that Sunday feeling into the rest of the week. The range includes these fetching nightshirts and is made from sustainably sourced, hand-woven cott
Where do you work?
I’m the store manager at Topman (203 Queen Street). ———
What takes up most of your time at work?
Engaging with the customers and my team. ———
Do you have any crazy stories from working at Topman?
There’s an ongoing joke among the team that there’s a ghost in our building – we blame everything on the ghost. ———
What’s your favourite piece in store at the moment?
My new two-toned denim jacket! I’m obsessed. ———
Where do you like to shop for clothes?
Topman clearly, but I also love Vans and Doc Martens shoes. ———
If money was no object, what would you go out and buy tomorrow?
So many pairs of sneakers! ———
What are some fashion trends you’re embracing?
Cropped trousers and tucking in all my shirts. ———
Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?
Instagram – but our brand is very directional so I get inspiration from work! ———
Do you read any fashion blogs or magazines?
Nick Wooster’s blog on Tumblr. ———
Is there anything you would never wear?
Red – it’s just not my colour. ———
Who are your key customers at Topman?
People who want to stand out! We get all types: from students to office workers, to full-on wedding parties. ———
What accessory or item of clothing does everyone need?
A denim jacket or a tartan shirt, or both. ———
Whose style do you admire and why?
@suited_man – I love dapper and over-the-top tailoring. ———
How would you define good style?
Guys who care about fit and details. Also, people who are comfortable being different.
Penny Sage’s latest range, ‘DIVING’, has arrived. We caught up with textile designer Marta Katarzyna Buda who created the bespoke print for the autumn/winter 2017 collection.
How long have you been creating prints for Penny Sage? What do you enjoy most about the collaboration?
I designed prints for the last four collections.
The trust and freedom Kate [Megaw, the designer] gives me is something I value above all else. Because of this, I can look at the work I’ve done for Penny Sage and see myself reflected in it. Of course, the ultimate reward is seeing the beautiful clothes that are made out of the fabric. Can you tell us about the print? The pattern is made up of a series of large paintings I did of fruit compositions, namely: apples, pears, lemons and bananas. It is a one-colour screenprint that is available in either silk or cotton styles. How did you come up with this print? Kate had mentioned she was feeling inspired by the cult dystopian movie Soylent Green. The movie is set in a world where food is scarce and the only thing most people eat is a ration of processed, coloured wafers. The very rich are the only ones able to afford rare luxuries such as fruit. I had already painted a series of these large gestural fruit and thought they would be an appropriate nod to the film. What are you working on at the moment? I’m currently busy with my own practice, which is making hand-woven bags. Sea NY Exploded Eyelet tank $495, from Muse. Palm comb in light wood, $69, from Sansceuticals. Bibi shorts, $169, from Ruby. Heart Wonder ring by Samantha Wills, $162, from The Iconic. Dali heels in offwhite, $375, from Karen Walker.