Vogue Festival 2012: My Life in Fashion

Courage, passion, colour, talent, ra ra skirts, smoking cigarettes, and HARD WORK – My Life in Fashion recalled in vivid and humorous detail by Lucinda Chambers, Russell Marsh, Marigay McKee, and Matthew Williamson.

Part two: the first day of the first ever Vogue Festival with Vertu. The very charming and wonderfully articulate Lucinda Chambers is British Vogue’s Fashion Director.

Not interested in school or art college for that matter, Lucinda took the chance of asking Vogue for a job. Her step into the world of fashion has seen her style some of the most exotic Vogue photo shoots across the globe.

British fashion designer, Matthew Williamson has strong fashion connections and memories, like so many of us, with his mother.

From his bedsit in the 90s, negotiating his first sale to Jade Jagger after appearing in Vogue, to being one of the hottest tickets at last years London Fashion Week.

Marigay McKee started her fashion career while still at school as a Saturday girl at Harrods. She’s still there… As Chief Merchant.

Buying and spending habits in the fashion industry has changed dramatically, particularly in the last 10 years with the Chinese and Russian Market opening up more. Harrods for example has changed their sizing to accommodate the South East Asian Market.

A strong, loud voice, and clear direction is what model casting director Russell Marsh’s attributes to his career success.

Over the years Russell has worked with some of the world’s most beautiful brands. His collaboration with Prada as talent spotter has seen him responsible for launching the modelling career for the likes of Lara Stone.

Being able to cast the right model suitable to the brand, collection and scenery is paramount.

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