London-based Danielle Scutt set up her eponymous label in 2005, the same year she graduated with an MA from Central Saint Martins. Having initially shown with the support of Fashion East and then New Gen, she now shows her magnetic, wildly distinctive collections independently.
What’s hot right now?
Kim Jones at Louis Vuitton mens. Kim’s a friend of mine and I can’t think of a better combination—I‘m very excited to see the results. Ivan Putrov, ex-royal ballet principal dancer, is about to star in a new ballet with music composed for him by the Pet Shop Boys, which opens in London at the end of this month. Phillipa Horan, who is a brilliant young female artist.
What was your favorite show from the a/w ’11 collections?
Apart from obviously my own show, the only other show I attended was the Lanvin show, which I always enjoy going to for the atmosphere and excitement. The production is always brilliant and it feels like you are about to watch an opera or a ballet when everyone gets so dressed up to attend. Also a couple of my close friends are designers there, therefore it feels quite personal.
What are the most essential pieces that women should have for spring?
A Danielle Scutt for Freedom at Topshop chain belt, a white t-shirt with a pair of well fitting high-waisted slim fit jeans and a pair of Rodger Vivier feather stilettos.