Izzi Lewin is a fashion stylist with a distinctly gothic aesthetic. Izzi has collaborated with alternative ready-to-wear designer Sarah Garfield and underground music artist GIRLI.
Can you pinpoint a formative influence on your style?
Hedi Slimane—he shaped my appreciation for menswear.
I’ve always been enamoured by his work. I love everything he does.
Many of the creators I admire already have an incredible existing vision.
So, I think I’m yet to meet the person that I want to collaborate with in that way—the idea of meeting them really excites me though!
How do you want your work to be recognised?
Honest, evocative and, in some ways, nostalgic.
I want to create elevated characters that people can relate to. I hope to find a balance between being weird yet believable.
For the most part, I wear very practical and timeless clothing—with something that feels a little bit unexpected.
We asked Izzi to share her 'bucket list concept'—the creative vision that she hopes to one day bring to life...
And then there was nothing...
I am forever learning and absorbing new things. My ideas change and develop a lot—it is a constantly evolving journey. But I do have this very particular world going in my head...
A complete dark void of nothingness.
I want to create something dark and enigmatic. Isolated yet romantic. Completely fearless.
I’m very inspired by horror, 80s sub-cultures, the Victorian-Weimar Republic and my friends—so you could expect to see references to all of the above.
In terms of styling: Raf Simons A/W 1999 “Disorder – Incubation – Isolation”, Hedi Slimane Dior Homme era and Alexander McQueen’s ‘Jack the Ripper stalks his victims’ collection.