The names to know in London…
The list that all fashionistas should know is out! It is none other than The London Evening Standard’s 2012 list of the 1000 Most Influential Londoners, complied with the help of Burberry.
London, a city spawning generations of talented designers and artists, is notorious for its high-end luxury and edgy multi-cultural street fashion. With so many people helping set trends worldwide, these people ensure that London is always on the fashion map.
This year’s prestigious round-up features designers, editors, models, photographers, Royalty and more. Alongside British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman and fashion editor Francesca Burns, fashion stars such as Burberry chief creative officer Christopher Bailey, Fashion East founder Lulu Kennedy and soon-to-be new British Fashion Council chair, Natalie Massenet have been honoured.
Models that made the cut include Kate Moss, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, David Gandy and newcomers Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne – who made their Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show debut.
Lulu Kennedy, Sarah Burton, Victoria Beckham and Jonathan Saunders are just a few designers – while Rankin, Nick Knight and Mario Testino are among the notable photographers. The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge were named “Crusaders”, while Samantha Cameron was hailed as a “Style Setter”.
Musicians and actors that are mentioned range from Adele, One Direction, Emeli Sande and Labrinth, to Daniel. The top spot for most influential Londoner was awarded to Mayor Boris Johnson.
Let’s take a quick look:
Lulu Kennedy, director of Fashion East, launched the careers of the likes of Jonathan Saunders and Roksanda Ilincic. Not only is she the editor-at-large of Love magazine, but has been awarded a MBE for her services to fashion.
Jourdan Dunn made history when she appeared in the “black issue” of Italian Vogue. She joined Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss in the Olympic Games closing ceremony.
As youngest daughter of Sir Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, Georgia May Jagger completed a number of high-profile modelling campaigns this season, including being the face of Hudson Jeans and Madonna and Lourdes’s fashion line, Material Girl. She appeared in the Olympics closing ceremony alongside Kate Moss.
Twenty years after launching style title Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack, Rankin has returned to magazine publishing. So famous that he is known only by his surname, Rankin has photographed Kylie, the Queen and Kate Moss.
Labrinth, as a new entry this year, has had five top five hits since 2010 and won an Ivor Novello Award for co-writing Tinie Tempah’s single Pass Out.
Stella McCartney as Team GB’s official outfitter for London 2012, has had a momentous year. Creating four women’s collections; a sportswear range and a children’s line, the designer is busy with her perfume range and affordable lingerie line.
David Gandy is undeniably attractive. This Essex boy turned Dolce & Gabbana model is one of the most successful male models on the planet, having worked with photographers Mario Testino and Steven Meisel.
View the complete list of the 1000 Most Influential Londoners here.