I'm out with the in crowd
Aside from The Independent, Annalisa Barbieri writes for the Economist's Intelligent Life magazine, and the New Statesman. A former contributing editor of the Independent on Sunday and fishing correspondent of the Independent, she is also patron of Rights of Women
Sunday 02 March 1997
FRANCES MLINARNIC, MANAGERESS OF BILL AMBERG SHOP IN LONDON
Leopard-print mac from Oxfam, sweater from Marks and Spencer, jeans from Top Shop and shoes by Office. 'I haven't seen any shows yet but I'd really like to see Antonio Berardi. For Autumn/Winter, I'll be buying colourful knitwear, preferably in rich scarlet and green. I think women should invest in accessories such as a good-quality bag and vibrant velvet scarves.'
JESSICA MORRIS, SALES ASSISTANT AT VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
Blue dress by Vivienne Westwood. 'I'm on my way to see Vivienne's show now. I wouldn't mind seeing the Alexander McQueen show here and Issey Miyake in Paris. For Autumn / Winter 97, I'd like to see people wearing trashy glamour gear and women with coiffured hair.'
JACQUIE ALLMOND, FASHION STYLIST
Jumper by John Smedley, leather jacket and trousers from a thrift store in Miami. 'I'm looking forward to seeing the Red or Dead show and Alexander McQueen. For Autumn/Winter, I'd like to see women wearing masculine suits with high, sexy shoes.'
CHANTELLE STEPHENSEN, MODEL.
Jacket from C&A, sweater from Oxfam, t-shirt from Dorothy Perkins, trousers by Levi. 'I'd like to see other shows but I'm participating instead. It would be really nice to see women wearing more feminine clothes, such as chiffon and lace dresses.'
MARK PALMEN, PR CONSULTANT FROM NEW YORK
Jacket by Vexed Generation, sweater by Vivienne Westwood, gold chain belt with heart locket designed by Mark and made by Erikson Beamon, trousers by Levi and patent boots from Trash and Vauderville. NYC bag bought at New York airport. 'I've been to see Vivienne Westwood, Amaya Arzuaga and I'm going to see Antonio Berardi and Alexander McQueen. This Autumn/ Winter women should expose more.'
JEMIMA DYER, DESIGNER FOR JS CARRIER BAGS
Stripe sweater by Clements Ribeiro, skirt by Issey Miyake, shoes by Bronx. 'I'd like to see the Clements Ribeiro show and Hussein Chalayan. Next Winter, I'd like to see people wearing velvet accessories and colour, not black.'
CAROLINE TITCUMB, FASHION ASSISTANT AT VOGUE
Navy skirt by Elspeth Gibson, sweater by TSE Cashmere, coat by Sportmax, bag by Gucci and shoes by Cesare Peciotti. Will attend all the shows during Fashion Week. 'I'd like to see lots of luxury velvet and antique pieces of clothing.'
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