Most of the time when you see a celeb or artist photographed in a staggeringly beautiful ensemble it is the work of a stylist. These looks circulate around the world, inspiring shoppers to try new pieces and designers to create. And at the center of this whole chain of influence are visual storytellers and fashion enthusiasts who hone their craft in order to turn clients into works of art.
Styling is especially meaningful to our brand because it is the spark from which Dylan Lex came to be. Our founder Drew Ginsburg first shared her designs on Instagram as part of a photojournal of looks she created out of love for fashion. The combination of fresh looks + design is what propelled Dylan Lex into a company. Styling remains an incredibly important expression of our pieces.
Stylists are a huge part of the fashion industry and nearly always behind the scenes. We always think of top fashion houses as the catalyst for trends and innovation, but pieces of clothing are more so the building blocks by which stylists can formulate the outfits that inspire us.
If you see a fashion trend go off, it's probably the creative vision of a stylist. Here are some of our favorite stylists and advice on the incredible looks they have created.
[A] thing I would do is call my friends the night before school and tell them what to wear the next day. If they did not wear what I suggested, I would get upset and not speak to them for the entire day. It would really upset me because I just wanted them to look good and be put together. My friends' parents would get upset with me because I would cut their jeans to give them a cooler, edgier look. They would call my mom upset and told her that I needed to stop being so bossy and cutting their kid's wardrobe. Clearly, I was not a normal child— my mind was all about perfecting wardrobe vs. my studies. Let's just say school was not my thing!"
"Throughout my career, I’ve often times found myself to be the only black woman at the table, and I’ve worked to find a level of appreciation for that. I also try to utilize my platform to inspire younger women of color and to help them see a reflection in the mirror that resembles themselves." - Zerina Akers for HYPEBAE
“The whole idea is, get me the best of what’s out there and let me choose what really suits me,” Ms. Lopez said in a telephone interview. “That’s what I count on them for: to be on top of all the young designers, the old faithfuls, the proven ones we work with all the time, to just run the gamut of what’s out there. The best jewelry, the best fashion, the best of what’s going on on the streets — taking it all and putting it in front of me so we can go, ‘That’s perfect for this, that’s perfect for that, that’s perfect for me.’” - JLO on Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn for The New York Times
"The first thing is figuring out the architecture of their body and what's going to work, and how we're going to make them look the best they possibly can and feel confident. Then figuring out their style, who are they, and what's their personality. They all have different minds, and I'm trying to figure out how to make that show.
Think about how hard it can be to get dressed in them morning... now think about someone having the job of doing that with multiple clients a day. Dear Stylists, We f*%king APPRECIATE you.