20 Questions With: Jo Sykes, Design Consultant
A British fashion talent, Central Saint Martins alum Jo Sykes has designed for Giorgio Armani and Alberta Ferretti in Milan and helmed her own brand in addition to iconic British brands Aquascutum and Nicole Farhi. Currently a design consultant who is part of the Chinti and Parker family, Jo sat down to tell us about her London, style pet-peeve, and her impossibly healthy last meal. Read on...
WHAT IS UNIQUE TO LONDON AS A FASHION CAPITAL?
Placing creativity and innovation first.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT LIVING IN LONDON?
IF YOU DIDN'T LIVE HERE, IT WOULD BE:
LA or NY.
WHICH NEIGHBOURHOOD HAS THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL STYLE?
I like Brixton right now. Such a quirky mix of people.
WHAT'S A GREAT LITTLE PLACE THAT YOU KNOW?
Behind This Wall on Mare Street, they make incredible medicinal-like cocktails and Hawaiian poke.
IDEAL LAZY SUNDAY?
Petersham Nurseries (above).
BEST LONDON BREAKFAST SPOT?
Nama in Notting Hill.
FIVE ITEMS YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT:
Nike Air Max, neroli moisturiser I make at home, sunglasses, a camera, chilli.
TRAVEL DESTINATION YOU ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO RETURN TO:
Italy. I love the food, the countryside and the Italian passion for making things of beauty and quality.
A HOTEL YOU COULD LIVE IN:
Corral Del Rey, Seville (above).
TOP STYLE TIP:
TOP STYLE PEEVE:
Bra straps with racer-backs.
BEST-DRESSED WOMAN IN HISTORY?
Charlotte Rampling (below).
BEST FILM FOR STYLE INSPIRATION?
YOUR FAVOURITE FASHION MOMENT:
Princess Di in that black dress.
FAVE CURRENT PIECE FROM CHINTI AND PARKER?
The navy merino Sunglasses Sweater.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE CHINTI AND PARKER GIRL?
YOUR LAST MEAL WOULD BE?
Raw artichoke salad.
LAST FILM YOU SAW?
A Bigger Splash