A short interview with Jay Hines
Styling in the fashion industry is changing. No longer is the world of the red carpet enough –Social media’s 24/7 feed has induced an obsession with fast, relevant fashion, and there’s a bigger demand for daily content more than ever before.
So it seems like good timing to meet with London-based stylist Jay Hines for A Hudson Minute, to find out more about his journey into this elusive world and what’s stacked inside his wardrobe…
Hudson | Where are you from?
South East London but I like to say Jamaica!
Hudson | How did it all start, and what inspired you to become a stylist?
I actually started out by assisting a stylist, and it was here that I got to terms with the whole industry. I fell in love with the idea of fusing my creative direction with fashion, and having the opportunity to grow and develop alongside my personal aesthetic.
Hudson | Do you have a favourite all-time designer?
Hmm, that’s a tricky one. I love, love, love Hedi Slimane. Tom Ford is another, especially at Gucci, but by new favourite has to be Alessandro Michele!
Hudson | Is your work ever inspired by filmography or music?
My favourite film is Matrix. I’m a bit obsessed with conspiracy theories, politics and subliminal ideas in movies and music.
Hudson | Describe your style to us.
Punk with a bit of South London sauce.
Hudson | How about your staple wardrobe piece?
It has to be cropped trousers. I love them with all my soul.
Hudson | What was the first pair of shoes you ever bought?
Oh wow. Can’t remember. But I remember having Jordan 12s that my father also had. So we were doing the whole son father thing.
Hudson | Lastly, what’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Clean your ears. It feels good.
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