Letter from the Editors, January 2015 Issue | British Vogue
How work influences personal style and vice versa is an interesting question, and in this issue we have approached the subject from several different angles. I always like trying to guess what someone does for a living from what they wear, and I usually have a pretty good strike rate. In the world where Vogue operates, we are fortunate to have immense freedom to wear what we want and to be able to express our individuality through our clothes. In other areas of work, standing out from the crowd – whether it’s by wearing something too exuberant or dressing too casually – can take a toll on how you are viewed and how much you deserve. success.
In “Dressing the Part”, Fiona Golfar spoke to four women with different careers about how they dress at work or at play and whether they feel their choice of clothing has been central to their accomplishments. These days, it seems to me that more than ever, women are under pressure to look immaculate, attractive and young no matter what job they do, and it was interesting to hear what these women say about it. It’s also an aspect that Richard Godwin explored in his portrayal of women on the front lines of the tech city of London. While your work can affect the way you dress, can your style conversely influence what you produce – especially if you work in fashion or design, like Consuelo Castiglioni, the founder and designer of Marni. The Milanese house and workshop of Consuelo (“Art House”) so clearly reflect the ethos of the brand – the benchmark for women who love the timeless approach to fashion – playing on texture and pattern with elegance. naive. From paintings on the walls to rugs on the floor, it’s easy to see how the styles of Consuelo and Marni reflect and reinforce each other. Likewise, our jewelry editor Carol Woolton discovered that her work had unexpectedly influenced her entire approach to decorating her gorgeous new London home and garden (“The Secret Gardener”). While working on her latest book, Floral Jewels, Carol’s newfound passion for botany crept in and on the walls, furniture and lighting of the home as she examined how jewelers used floral designs and was also discovering his own indoor gardener.