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Wendy McNett, photo by Michael Williams

Wendy McNett, photo by Michael Williams

For our 5 Questions series, we ask creative professionals five questions about the nature of creation and collaboration. This week we spoke with freelance fashion stylist Wendy McNett. Based out of New York, Wendy has worked as a stylist for 18 years, mixing the glamorous with the experimental to develop a highly unique style. With work that has graced the pages of publications such as the foreign editions of Harper’s Bazaar, Wendy recently wrote to us from her home office in New York to talk about some of her previous projects, her views on collaboration, and some photographers and subjects she would love to work with.

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Susan Hengst

Susan Hengst

For our 5 Questions series, we ask creative professionals five questions about the nature of creation and collaboration. This week we spoke with fashion designer Susan Hengst, owner of Hengstboutique in Manhattan’s East Village, and the designer for her own label, HengstNYC. Founding the HENGST label in the early 2000s, Susan has created beautiful collections designed for women with a busy lifestyle. A nominee for the National Design Award in Fashion at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian for several years running, Susan recently emailed us from her New York Studio to discuss the process of creating her current collection, the inspiration behind her “No Such Creature”  dress, and a new collaboration she is currently working on with some of her customers.

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Christine de Lassus

Christine de Lassus

When fashion stylist Christine de Lassus looks at clothes, the first thing she sees is a story. The cut, the drape, the history behind the piece; everything about it mixes with her knowledge of the industry, to create narratives that bring the fashion world to life. She gives these stories life through her spreads published in magazines like the international editions of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and L’Official. Born in Paris, Christine’s career has been defined by these stories, drawing inspiration not only from the pieces themselves, but from some of her favorite film directors and photographers, bringing as much influence from the films of Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch and the photographs of Irving Penn, Helmut Newton and Garry Winogrand as she does Prada, Alexander McQueen and Charles James. With a career that’s spanned over two decades and allowed her to collaborate with some of the biggest names in the business, Christine recently spoke with LASTBLOG about the roots of her career, her frustration with the changing nature of fashion publications, and how she creates the stories that define her work.

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Lynne Hiriak in her favorite mens sweatshirt

Lynne Hiriak in her favorite mens sweatshirt

Lynne Hiriak owns more sweaters than anyone you know. Being forced to wear sweaters almost every day during her formative years, it’s no surprise her personal collection currently hovers around 200. Throughout her professional career, Hiriak has become something of an expert on the garment, honing her specialty during her time as a knitwear director at Michael Kors, and sharing that knowledge as a consultant to labels like Derek Lam and Ralph Rucci. Outside of her consulting work, Hiriak runs Cardigan New York, her own boutique label specializing in knitwear and ready to wear pieces. A long time resident of New York City, she recently spoke with LASTBLOG about her love of sweaters, her experiences collaborating with major fashion labels and her evolving relationship with the city she calls home.

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Diane Pernet at ASVOFF6 Tokyo

Diane Pernet at ASVOFF6 Tokyo

Diane Pernet knows the fashion industry inside and out. She spent years running her own label and working as a costume designer before changing course in 2005 and founding one of the first fashion blogs, A Shaded View on Fashion. In 2008, she expanded the ASVOF brand with A Shaded View on Fashion Film, a film festival that has since been held in Paris, Rome, Tokyo and recently made its American debut in New York City. Never seen without her iconic style, she recently emailed us from Paris to talk about her unique position in the world of fashion, the effect the internet has had on the industry and her abiding passion for film.

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