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VOLUME #2 Ellie Grace Cumming

STYLE SERIES

VOLUME #2 Ellie Grace Cumming

MACHINE-A’s new Style Series invites established and exciting members of the fashion, music and art world into the MACHINE-A community.

Here they will offer advice and tips of how to style pieces from some of their favourite brands stocked in MACHINE-A.

VOLUME #2 sees Ellie Grace Cumming, Fashion Director for Another Man magazine, style pieces from Raf Simons, Craig Green, Yang Li, Noir Kei Ninomiya, DELADA, Y/Project, Maison Margiela and MM6.

Ellie Grace called into MACHINE-A to meet our E-Commerce Manager Sam Hall and talk through the outfits she chose for our latest Style Series. The two discuss Ellie's favourite designers and what she looks for when styling an outfit.

SH. MACHINE-A is renowned for stocking both emerging and established designers, who are your favourite emerging and established designers stocked at MACHINE-A?

EGC. My favourite established designers are Raf Simons, Maison Margiela, Dior Men's by Kim Jones and MM6 and then also you have Yang Li, Craig Green, Martine Rose, Noir Kei Ninomiya, Kiko Kostadinov and DELADA who are all doing incredible things.

SH. When styling an outfit, what do you look for?

EGC. Texture is always something I consider. A great cashmere or mohair knit with a leather coat. Leather, wool or PVC with a strong, angry shoe really finishes the silhouette.

SH. Your first menswear look features Y/Project, Raf Simons and DELADA. What was your styling process for this outfit and what attracted you to these pieces?

EGC. I loved the Raf Simons ‘David Lynch’ pieces. Wild at Heart is one of my favourite films, the soundtrack is perfect – Elvis Presley to Chris Isaak via Angelo Badalamenti and Gene Vincent. The red jumper is a great slouchy shape and with imagery from that film it was an immediate start for me. The DELADA white shirt is an interesting and contemporary take on a white school shirt. I then chose the Y/Project trouser and boots as I felt they finished the look – sharp tailored black trousers with an attitude boot.

SH. Your second menswear look took shape with pieces from Martine Rose, Craig Green and Raf Simons. Please can you talk me through this look?

EGC. Craig Green and Martine Rose are both incredibly talented London-based menswear designers. They both have such a strong and unique point of view, I am always excited to see their pieces. I loved the Craig Green worker jacket and the Martine signature t-shirt is so effortless. Raf Simons’ red jeans really stood out and the exclusive to MACHINE-A Martine Rose Beer Towel Beach Bag – so great! The Raf Simons x Dr Martens with the exposed metal toe cap are my dream everyday school shoe, I’m excited they run through men's–women's sizes.

SH. With clothes becoming less gender specific, do you feel as a stylist this allows you more freedom when selecting outfits?

EGC. Definitely, both in work and personally. I wear men's shirts, knits and coats mixed with a leather skirt or vintage dress. It’s about finding a fit for yourself. In work it’s great to have more freedom to mix women's and men's collections.

SH. For your first womenswear you selected a Raf Simons overcoat and clutch with a Yang Li dress and Maison Margiela Tabi boots. Please talk me through this outfit. 

EGC. I work with Yang Li consulting and styling his show. This dress is a couture silhouette that has been modernised. I love the Margiela thigh high Tabi underneath giving her leather legs. I always want coats oversized and the Raf Simons coat is so extreme on the long slender elegant silhouette, it’s perfect to go over the Yang Li dress.

SH. Your second womenswear look consisted of a Noir Kei Ninomiya coat and accessories with pieces from Y/Project and MM6. What do you like about this look?

EGC. The Noir Kei Ninomiya show in Paris was breathtakingly beautiful. The brand is still relatively new but goes from strength to strength each season. The Victorian style of this coat worn as a dress with the pic sleeve harness on top were impossible to resist! The MM6 shoes caught my eye as they felt fun and youthful but not a sneaker – an unexpected mix of smart and casual.

SH. Finally, what advice would you give to someone shopping at MACHINE-A?

ECG. Enjoy and be careful, there are some wonderful pieces there – it’s quite dangerous!

Photography: Hugo Gibbon

Styling: Ellie Grace Cumming

Models: Harry Tibble and Nanxi Chen

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