60 seconds with… Edition designer, Jonathan Kelsey
BY STYLE EDITOR, ON 20 OCT 2011 10:50 DESIGNERS AT DEBENHAMSCOMMENTS
Jonathan Kelsey designs a range of accessories including shoes and bags for Debenhams and is our first footwear specialist designer. With his Jonathan Kelsey/Edition collection featured in the latest Debenhams TV advert, we thought it was about time we got to know the man himself a little better. The TV advert went out last night on ITV, did you see it?
We asked Jonathan to complete our quickfire questions, and here is what he had to say…
Style is … being able to make bold choices but knowing when to hold back.
My personal style is … relaxed most of the time, but I do enjoy stepping it up for a night out.
My Autumn/Winter collection is … Gorgeous. An amazing mix of textures and detail.
My Autumn/Winter must-have item is … the large black shopper with strips of patent for day. For evening it’s the amazing silver croc print sandals.
I’m inspired by … friends, films and flea markets.
A woman looks great when … she mixes her favourite pieces together and knows how to accessorize!
A man should always … smell good – no excuses chaps!
My most treasured possession is … that’s a tough one. Can I have 2? My bed and my cats – who, coincidently, seem to think the bed is theirs.
If I weren’t working in fashion … I’d be designing furniture. Give me a copy of Elle Decoration any time.
My top tip is … keep your shoe boxes – there’s nothing worse than a sea of jumbled shoes at the bottom of a wardrobe!