I never heard of having
more than one fashion position in the fashion
It's very hard to maintain and to keep
organized working in this fast-paced industry.
Anthony somehow manages it all.
He has worked in the fashion industry for
seven years, upholding positions such as fashion
stylist, fashion editor, and fashion director.
His career all began “after graduating
from college he interned at Dazed & Confused
magazine before becoming the full time assistant
of Katie Grand. From Dazed we moved to The Face
and Pop Magazine where I started shooting my own
fashion editorial. I eventually then became the
Fashion Editor of both, The Face and POP
magazine. When The Face closed, he and Grace
Cobb helped launch Wonderland, which is coming
up to its fifth year anniversary in September.”
Anthony is the Fashion Director of Wonderland
Magazine and the Contributing Editor of Man
I asked him
what both titles entail.
“As Wonderland is a bi-monthly magazine, it
takes up a lot more of my time.
on commissioning all fashion and celebrity
shoots for the magazine and any fashion related
features and interviews. We are a very small
team and work very closely in all areas of the
magazines’ production. I attend the women’s wear
shows in New York City, London, Milan and Paris
twice a year for Wonderland.
About Town is a bi-annual magazine, the time
scale is much easier to work with. Way Perry is
the fashion director, so he commissions me to
shoot main fashion and any other related
features in the issue.”
The fashion industry is
evolving into digital rapidly; I asked if it
will have an effect in the print industry.
“I think it will definitely affect the
print industry, but hopefully, in a positive way
pushing publishers and the reader to re-think
how they view magazines. Most, if not all,
publications now have an online presence and are
working with video and other mediums that are
not available in print, yet still support the
editorial content. This can only benefit the
reader and opens up the advertising
opportunities for the publications involved. I
believe there will always be a need for good
quality printed publications.”
Anthony says that he loves working with creative
people who inspires him, traveling around the
world, visiting interesting and unusual places.
He also has had the opportunity to
witness and experience some amazing shows from
fashions biggest masters.
There are different opinions on whether it's
becoming more difficult to be a fashion stylist.
“No, if anything, I would say it is getting
easier to become a stylist.
The difficult part is being a good one. I
don't believe you can be taught how to be a
stylist, it's a matter of taste and style.”
The best piece of advice that Anthony has ever given, “was to trust in
enjoy the process. It can be a really difficult
industry to break into and when you're not busy
it can feel really scary. I was lucky enough to
assist a very talented editor and built my way
up through hard work
and a passion for what
I was doing.”