Some designers have a way of never choosing a bad project. Case in point: Stuart Stockdale. The current design director for Jaeger, Stockdale trained under John Galliano while studying at Central St Martins, and from there, went on to work with big names like Jasper Conran and J Crew. When he took over at Pringle of Scotland from 2000 to 2005, the label took on a sexy factor, largely credited to Mr Stockdale himself.
The designer's Jaeger days started just last year, and after three seasons showing his collections at London Fashion Week, Stockdale has the fashion community wrapped around his little finger again. Affordable luxury that looks endlessly expensive? He's got plenty of it, thanks.
This week, Stockdale chatted with The Fash Pack about his need for Kings of Leon and keeping himself creative. Hint: at the weekend, you can find him at the museums.
Where's your studio?
Soho, W1, London.
Who do you design for?
Jaeger, heritage brand, 125 years young.
When do you feel most inspired?
Inspiration comes in waves and can be triggered by anything, but tends to be most creative later in the day or at the weekends when I am chilling and catching up on exhibitions or galleries.
When is the worst time to work?
No specific worst time.
What's on your ipod?
Kings of Leon, The Music, The Gossip, Lady Gaga, Sakamoto, Ennio Morricone, Michael Nyman.
What do you get during your lunch break?
Generally don't have a regular lunch break, but it normally consists of a trip downstairs to the wonderful Mrs Marengo's for a tasty bite.
When is your day over?
I normally leave the studio around 7:30 - 8 p.m. but think a designer's day never really ends. Always thinking, creating, perfecting.