PICTURE THIS //
BUYER'S INSPIRATION

PICTURE THIS //
BUYER'S INSPIRATION

“After so many years as a buyer, I find there is still so much in the world to discover and be inspired by. There are the obvious things that inspire, like the colours of a painting or the cut of a jacket, but it is the idea of what I think style is that most informs me. Style is something innate, I believe, and I find it in such varied imagery: the way someone moves; the tilt of a hat; the unselfconscious child and the world-wise man. Some might find it surprising that I am very much inspired by the way a certain woman

dresses –the kind of woman who wears clothes that, superficially at least, are very masculine. But she is sure of who she is and her femininity is not in doubt. Looking at things that might be totally unrelated to one’s work helps me to understand many things. The water towers of New York, amidst the changes and regeneration, tell me how the past and future can work together.”
- Ivan Donovan, JOSEPH Menswear Buyer

“After so many years as a buyer, I find there is still so much in the world to discover and be inspired by. There are the obvious things that inspire, like the colours of a painting or the cut of a jacket, but it is the idea of what I think style is that most informs me. Style is something innate, I believe, and I find it in such varied imagery: the way someone moves; the tilt of a hat; the unselfconscious child and the world-wise man."

“Some might find it surprising that I am very much inspired by the way a certain woman dresses –the kind of woman who wears clothes that, superficially at least, are very masculine. But she is sure of who she is and her femininity is not in doubt. Looking at things that might be totally unrelated to one’s work helps me to understand many things. The water towers of New York, amidst the changes and regeneration, tell me how the past and future can work together.”
- Ivan Donovan, Menswear Buyer

WILLIAM EGGLESTON

IHEI KIMURA 1950'S

ANANIAS LEKI DAGO

JOHN HUSTON

WATER TOWERS NEW YORK

GUNNAR SMOLIANSKY

CHRISTINA BROOM 1916

1940'S GREYHOUND RACING SCHOOL

LYNETTE YIADOM BOAKYE