Body & Sole is The Great Divide's interview series, where we ask some of our favourite styleites some style related Qs and some completely irrelevant stuff too. It's basically a great excuse to talk to good people and make a bit of a noise about it. The second in this series following on (and what an act to follow) from Terry Ellis is none other than Glenn Kitson. For the uninitiated Glenn is the main guy behind The Rig Out, which should be your favourite 'international lifestyle magazine'. Cheekily we asked Glenn 'Laine Kitsu' Kitson to accompany the questions with DARN STEEZY outfits too : So being a gent, Glenn obliged and curated 5 outfits from SUMMER 13 garments from Thegreat-divide.com
1. "Everybody wants to be a DJ everybody wants to be an emcee" - The immortal words of De La Soul are now applicable to the concept of 'styling' it seems - what separates a stylist from someone with a bag of clothes and a wealthy friend with a magazine?
Good question, I've no idea. I got into this via making the Rig Out, working with very good photographers and designers and as a result brands and agencies offered me commercial work. There's a lot more to what I do do than getting people dressed, I come up with concepts, marketing strategies, write treatments, narratives...all sorts of shit. Poncing around with clothes is about 20% of what I do.
I always think being called a stylist is a bit fruity anyway.
2. If you had the chance to direct a brand and were solely responsible for its longevity as of tomorrow - who would the it be?
I would like to bring Chipie back.
3. Are you ever tempted to start your own brand - a minds-eye collection of garb under your guidance - if so whats it called? who buys it? who sells it ?
I do. I have an idea. I don't want to let the cat out of the bag. Aside from that, there's some interesting Rig Out collabs coming next year.
4. Ronnie Barker or Ronnie Corbett as a cup of coffee companion down the allotment?
Ronnie Barker all day. As long as he doesn't bring his son.