Stylist Amanda Murray has been featured in The Coveteur and Man Repeller for her unique fashion vision, juxtaposing edgy looks with bold, bright colors. By way of Trinidad and Tobago then London, Amanda now calls Brooklyn home. Read on to learn what her first Paris Fashion Week was like and her thoughts on the #whomademyclothes movement.
Q. As a private client stylist, what is your typical day like?
A. My clients are personal, so I do a lot of personal shopping and refining of their style, sourcing pieces that pull their looks together. Planning looks for special occasions and day to day events.
Q. As a stylist, you must have a front row seat seeing the evolution of brands. What have you noticed in terms of sustainability trends in the past few years and what are your thoughts about this growing movement of #whomademyclothes?
A. I think there is a definite shift in the way consumers are shopping. There's a lot going on in the world at the moment so I feel like consumers are beginning to feel a sense of responsibility for the role they play. Not only in political and climate conversations but also in their own consumption, everyone plays a part in mass consumption, designers as well. Also the customers are taking a more thoughtful and introspective approach to fashion. People want to know where their clothes are made, in what conditions, what political affiliations are connected to the brand, people want to be informed. I feel like It's the making of a revolution in fashion.
Q. Your work must allow you to travel to Paris. What are your favorite things to do when you have some down time there?
A. Last season was my first time in Paris for Fashion week. I won't lie, it was exhausting to say the least. I've always heard people complaining about Fashion week and I thought to myself what is there to complain about? It's show after show so you don't have a chance to really enjoy the beauty of Paris and Paris is beautiful. I didn't get a chance to do much unfortunately, but I took the Metro a lot after I got tired of being stuck in traffic. And it was nice to see the different mixes of people, to see what they wear. I saw lots of older ladies in old Céline, that was nice. Waly Fay was one of the best meals I've had in my life and L'Avenue was great, perfect for people watching. I was surprised to see that every woman that walked past L'Avenue was robed in Christian Dior from head to toe, very interesting to see. I went to my first cabaret show at Manko, that was spectacular and the Louvre was everything I could imagine, truly memorable.
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