Des's Marfa Stance

Reversible Trench Coat in Olive

Tell us about yourself/ your background

I am a born and bred Londoner, a stylist, art director and consultant. I began my fashion career as an intern at iD magazine and soon became the assistant to the fashion director at that time, Edward Enninful (now editor-in-chief of British Vogue). I then went on to assist several freelance stylists before landing a job as the assistant to the fashion director, Vanessa Gillingham at Glamour magazine, (which at that time, was the biggest selling women’s magazine in the UK). My career trajectory has included roles at InStyle as shopping editor, returning to Glamour as fashion editor (mat cover) and then Marie Claire as senior style editor, before embarking on a freelance career almost 4 years ago. My day-to-day can be quite varied as I pivot between styling editorial shoots and campaigns, brand consultancy and art direction.  

How do you style your Marfa Stance piece?

I’m a casual girl at heart and want my trench to be an everyday option, especially during that weather transition period of not cold enough for a coat but not warm enough to go without, so will be wearing my trench with my other wardrobe staples of jeans, cashmere sweaters (in autumn) or simple white tee (for spring) and trainers, boots or sandals.  For a smart switch up I will pop it over tailored pieces.  

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