N I C H E magazine
BY: ERIC HIMEL | CELEBRITY STYLIST
hat’s the one question I am asked the most? ‘What is in this season?’ I pause and stare blankly into their eyes as they wait on the edge of their proverbial seats and think, ‘Who cares?’. So, when did style become about following the dictates of prescribed lists? While magazines love their lists and admittedly are a jumping-off place to get your seasonal bearings, never before has the consumer had the ability and power to express themselves in an utterly individual way. In January of 2015, Gucci’s seemingly where-did-he-come-from creative director Alessandro Michele forever changed the way we not only looked at clothes and style, but, more importantly, looked at ourselves. His message was clear, ‘Don’t label me, I am an individual.’ There has been a fashion revolution since Signore Michele took the helm at Gucci and every other designer took notice. So whether you are wearing Gucci or are just inspired by his insouciant way of mixing things, the bigger message is more powerful than any magazine’s seasonal lists: Express yourself. Now, that’s fashion.
The collection is Renaissance arrives at Studio 54—I like to talk in more than one language. Fashion isn’t about going in just one direction; I think it’s very contemporary to have many different inspirations.
- ALESSANDRO MICHELE G u c c i Crea t iv e Direc tor
ERIC HIMEL is a widely known celebrity stylist, fashion expert and media personality. Himel attended Parson’s School of Design and trained under Project Runway’s Tim Gunn, then moved to Los Angeles and began his styling career, expanding his business across North America. Himel’s roster of celebrity clientele has included Jenny McCarthy, Giuliana Rancic, Pete Wentz, and Gabby Douglas. He’s best known for his signature Closet Purge™ and now leverages the online landscape, offering Virtual Styling Sessions - erichimel.com
FALL FASHION ISSUE 2016