Fashion director, 28, pop
Known for his breathtaking shoots and conceptual fashion stories, Robins, from Burton-on-Trent, studied fashion at Winchester School of Art then began 'posting letters' at Dazed & Confused. He soon started working at The Face and bi-annual fashion magazine Pop. This protegee of Katie Grand styles ad campaigns for Nike and Jimmy Choo, and contributes stories to Luomo Vogue and Harpers Bazaar
My favourite item is a pair of Prada 'Holiday in Brown' print pyjamas - not, I hasten to add, worn as pyjamas ever. But they are great for wearing around the house, or the bottoms with a T-shirt to lounge around in on holiday.
Too many homes are without a full-length mirror.
David Beckham has a lot to answer for, with his highlights, crazy jeans, spray-on tan... Why do so many straight men want to look like a gay idol?
I don't get everything for free, but I do get amazing gifts. The best was a full-length chocolate-brown leather Yves St Laurent coat. Pretty special.
The item I've owned the longest is a Junior Gaultier cropped trouser suit, paid for by hard graft at rubbish Saturday jobs. In the early Nineties it looked the business in the Midlands.
My biggest mistake was a DIY hairstyle. I wanted Bowie-esque blond hair, but tried doing it myself with a pair of thinning scissors and a couple of bottles of Sun-In. The result was patchy and orange - tragic.
I wouldn't wear a lot of the things that I shoot, but I really like them. Some of the stuff, I don't know who'd wear that - it's a bit of a fantasy thing. I find it really boring when you look in those men's magazines and it's just what people are already wearing - what's the point of that?
Nowadays Simon Robins is a Fashion Director of Vogue Russia. He also consults fashion designer Igor Chapurin.
oh you have no idea how grateful I am for this thread
I've seen him around quite a few times and I just kept wondering who he is...Now I finally know
that's great! he's one of my favorite stylists and it's rather strange his work has so little coverage. anyway, his impact on the russian vogue's new aesthetic is HUGE. i'll try to post more of his eds. they all are terrific!
if anyone has some info on his work apart from Vogue Russia, it'd be great to share!