Dress code: Brian Atwood, Creative Director of Bally

What are you wearing right now?

Earnest Sewn jeans, a navy button-down shirt, leather jacket and classic tan leather Scribes by Bally.



Who's your style icon?

Hmm; many, but Lauren Hutton and Steve McQueen definitely top the list.



Describe the best outfit you have ever worn.

I bought a tuxedo to go to an awards show in 2007 – I feel like a million dollars in that tux.

What's in your wardrobe?

A lot of shoes! A couple of suits (although I'm essentially a jeans man) and an obscene number of leather coats and jackets. And a fantastic selection of bags. I travel a lot, and I only take carry-on luggage. Every season I design my perfect weekender bag. I'm now using my Argus design, inspired by Le Corbusier.



Le Corbusier? How does he fit into fashion?

I studied architecture before I switched to shoe design. The disciplines are close; you combine line, structure and material into something both breathtaking and functional.



What's in your man bag?

The most important item is sunglasses; they let you hide yet be the centre of attention. And gadgets – BlackBerry, phone and my fabulous MacBook Air.



If you could live in any century, style-wise, which would it be?

Definitely now; we have more variety and freedom than in any previous time.



How often do you look in the mirror?

Not often at all, I'm pretty much a wash'n'go kind of guy. I generally don't even look before I leave the house in the morning.



Any guilty pleasures/fashion confessions you want to share with us?

Apart from my ever-expanding closet? I do have a weakness for gold watches; who knew more than one was necessary?



The Bally a/w09 collection was presented in Milan last weekend. The brand is sponsoring Le Corbusier: The Art of Architecture exhibition at The Barbican.

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