Photo of Alistair Guy by Emanuele DAngelo for Livin Cool
I have longed liked the work of stylish and celebrated fashion and reportage photographer Alistair Guy. His clients include the likes of British Fashion Council and Jil Sander. His work has been featured in British Vogue, Vogue.com, Style.com, Vanity Fair, The Times, Wonderland Magazine to name a few.
I was so pleased when he kindly agreed to document a day in his life. He went one further and documented a diary (and what a memorable diary it truly is!) over the menswear autumn 2012 shows at London Fashion Week.
Read on for Alistair Guy’s LFW autumn winter 2012 menswear diary.
Alarm goes off and porridge for breakfast is in order for the start of the day!
Checked emails and blog…
After my shower I decided my outfit of the day based on my old 90′s New Balance grey and blue trainers which I adore! So I instinctively chose a Mr Start grey three piece suit (blue trousers to clash), light blue shirt and blue tie.
Met Oli Clutheth from Ben Sherman outside Somerset House and also bumped into Maurice from the Standard looking all so dapper.
Got photographed a lot outside before my first show.
Went to Christopher Shannon show, chatted to Chris Benns, stylist to Professor Green and then sat next to Susana Madsen, editor of Dansk magazine.
Met up again with Oli and had some tea in Covent Garden before next show…
Topman Design show and watched it from the balcony as turned up late as usually seated!
Afterwards bumped into the lovely Katy Lubin from Mr Porter who introduced me to her boys and their Jaguar.
Met my assistant Luke who joined me for some lunch in the BFC lounge.
Sat front row with Luke (see first image above) at the Lou Dalton show, I’m big fan of all of Village press who are all so lovely and always look after me! (See second image above)
Went to see Philip Start with Dan Rookwood, fashion editor of Men’s Health at his Mr Start presentation in the Portico Rooms, all looked so fine and cleanly put together as ever.
James Long show started with a speech introduced by Harold Tillman (see above) and Dylan Jones informed us about the next menswear fashion week in June, I can’t wait…
James Long show.
Went out into the courtyard of Somerset House and photographed again so returned in to the BFC lounge for some tea and cakes.
Chatted to David Gandy who is now working with the BFC on menswear fashion week.
Did an interview for Monocle Radio.
Oliver Spencer show and had a Casio G-Shock ‘Watch-Off’ with DJ/comedian Melvin Odoom.
Result was a draw as we were too well dressed to fight! Oliver’s show was my favourite of the day, a perfect balance of smart and casual (see second image above), also a lot of fantastic beards (see last photo)!
Met ex-model Didi Stoesell for drinks in Mark’s Bar downstairs in Hix.
Had drinks before James Small’s show, bumped into James Brown and Sacha Bailey, always well looked after by Fran Cutler…
Show started and the usual crowd cheering by Kate Moss and Jamie Hince began… It was styled by my friend Aimee Croysdill who did a great job.
Went for our regular post fashion week burger at Byron in Covent Garden, so delicious and well deserved!
Off to the Corinthia Hotel for James’ after party and joined Aimee and her new artist Yadi (signed to Warner). Danced the evening away to soul classics below the fashion film show starring the gorgeous Zara Martin who I recently shot for Elle magazine…
Visited Massimo’s restaurant and pretended to be a TV chef!
Left into the night with a lovely two blonde female escort…
Got into bed after emailing images to my lovely new client Joseph. Good night and thank you LFW until next season.
I thoroughly enjoyed Alistair’s diary and it was a reminder of inspiring menswear can be. It is no surprise that Alistair’s diary is brimming with visual inspiration. He is as dapper and well mannered as he is talented. I particularly like how varied his encounters are.
Kind thanks to lovely Alistair for documenting this diary.
Catch up on the diary series.