Fashion maverick Bryan Griffin knows a thing or two about looking the part. This jet-setting style guy and GQ Insider has been full-throttle the last few weeks hitting up the world’s premier fashion capitals. On the scene at NYFW & LFW, Griffin snapped the year’s most provocative trends on the runways. But first, he shares a few casual tips on how to keep it cool and always stay social.
How was the scene at New York and London Fashion Week?
International fashion weeks are fast and furious sprints from airport to show, then show to show, and show to after-party! I started in New York at the GQ 60th anniversary party, in collaboration with Bloomingdales, where I styled some looks for the show, then onto London where I stayed at W London.
Alongside the show schedule you also need to try and squeeze a few meetings in through the week, and you’ve got a pretty full day! Paul Costello styled me in London, but I also had a lot of meetings with brands, creative teams alongside my interviews and photography.
Any tips for staying fit and fashionable while on a LFW schedule?
As for staying fit, fashion weeks are a workout in themselves! You’re definitely getting your steps in, so I think it’s just a question of remembering to eat and drink water or you’ll hit the wall by day 3. Luckily, there are no shortage of beverage sponsors.
What are 3 essentials you always take with you during Fashion Week?
My 3 essentials for fashion week are a phone, laptop, and mobile battery chargers. My stylist ran out of battery at the beginning of the Tommy Hilfiger Show; if you’re not sharing it on social it’s like you’re not even there.
What’s trending now?
I’m a menswear guy, so for men the small messenger bags are definitely still happening on the streetwear side of things. I think we’ll see a lot of pastel colors like Paul Costelloe. I was also seeing a looser fit in tailored suiting looks.