STYLE ON SCREEN MEETS celebrity stylist Steven Doan!
Date: 26-09-2014, Author: Faye Murphy, Categories: Uncategorized
Have you always known you wanted to be a stylist? I have always liked to present my personal style as an extension of my personality from a young age. My journey began when I first started to model in Vietnam, realising that I wanted to enter the world of fashion on an encompassing level led me to become a stylist. I moved to London and enrolled in Central Saint Martins to study Fashion Styling, graduating in 2013 I have been styling full time ever since.
If you could style anyone, who would it be? David Gandy. He is such a legend. He is my favourite model of all time and I always want to style him.
Where’s your favorite place to shop? I usually shop in Liberty and Selfridges but I do wander around Brick Lane market for vintage clothes and in charity and second hand shops where I live in Notting Hill. Sometimes you can find real bargains there.
Where does your inspiration come from? The people that inspire me are artists, friends and family. I spend most of my free time in museums and art galleries where I can find the inspiration for my next editorial. London is the best city in the world to go to museums and galleries. I also read VOGUE Italy and L’Uomo Vogue to find the inspiration and keep up-to-date with fashion trends.
Who’s your favorite celeb you’ve worked with? Kimberley Garner. She is so lovely and friendly. I had a great time working with her.
Who’s your favorite designer? Tom Ford. I love his designs, they are so elegant and sophisticated. I love his new very rock ‘n’ roll collection Spring Summer 2015 which just happened at London Fashion Week. It was dark, it was daring, it was provocative, it was overtly sexual – it was Tom Ford in a nutshell!
How important is social media’s role within fashion? It is very important for me. Believe it or not, half of my contacts like models and photographers, we knew each other via Instagram. If you want to check out my Instagram, it is @mrstevendoan.
What would be your advice to any budding stylist? You must be hungry and have a passion to be creative, be willing to learn and try new things. The fashion industry is tough and their can be times where you may experience set backs, but stay strong and follow your dream, you may make it someday.
You can see more of Steven’s work at www.stevendoan.co.uk!