Backstage Interview : Stylist Rebekah Roy

After the Lako Bukia show this afternoon, I managed to catch a quick word with Rebekah Roy, the stylist behind the label's debut London Fashion Week collection...

What advice would you give to aspiring stylists?

Just keep doing it. It’s a lot harder than people think so you need to get yourself out there... But it’s important to remember that it’s not about you, it’s about the designer and the clothes.

Tell me a bit about the process of styling a collection?

It’s all the designer’s vision so you work very closely with the designer when organising the order, discussing accessory choices and deciding on hair and make up looks: it really is a complete team effort between every body. For the Lako Bukia show, I spoke to Lako almost every day online, from the beginning to the end of the whole design  process, to keep up to date on everything.

You are styling quite a few Vauxhall Fashion Scout shows this season, what are your thoughts on the support Vauxhall Fashion scout provide to new emerging designers?

I truly believe Vauxhall Fashion Scout is so important to the fashion industry as it has helped launch so many careers of new young designers showing at London Fashion Week... It’s one of the reasons why I love London so much!

Words: Sarah Barlow
Photography: Natalia Ilina
Illustration: KELLYANNA
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