tell us one thing no one knows about you

Up close and personal with Jonathan Anderson, Christopher Kane, Ashley Williams and Claire Barrow.

by i-D Staff
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15 July 2015, 1:20pm

Jonathan Anderson

What do you do and why do you do it?
I am a Creative Director, and I do it because I'm scared of the idea of being bored. 

Describe yourself in five words.
Ambitious, full-on, positive, obsessive, honest. 

What was your big break?
When we did a men's collection with lace looks, a pink coat and high shoes. 

What are you working on at the moment?
Pre-collection, menswear, womenswear main show, collaborations... and life! 

We're celebrating the 35th Birthday Issue of i-D, when did you last celebrate and what was the occasion?
My 30th birthday when I turned 30…not 35 :) 

Tell us one thing that no one knows about you.
That I used to play the violin when I was at school. 

What's your party trick?
People think I'm at a party when I'm not. 

Finish this sentence, 35 is the new…
number.

Photography Alasdair McLellan. Photography assistance Matthew Healy, Lex Kembery, James Robjant. Jonathan Anderson photographed at Lough Neagh, County Derry.

Christopher Kane

What advice would you give young people wishing to follow in your footsteps?
Always go with your gut feeling and never compromise. And you get better with age. 

We're celebrating the 35th Birthday Issue of i-D, when did you last celebrate and what was the occasion?
My niece Bonnie's 3rd birthday in April. 

What's your party trick?
Making a great G&T with grapefruit.

Photography Alasdair McLellan. Hair Malcolm Edwards at Art Partner. Makeup Lucia Pica at Art Partner for Chanel.

Ashley Williams and Lev Tanju

What do you do and why do you do it?
I'm a fashion designer because I like it. 

What was your big break?
Alasdair shooting my graduate collection for i-D. 

What are you working on at the moment?
Fashion. 

What advice would you give young people wishing to follow in your footsteps?
Try to enjoy yourself. 

We're celebrating the 35th Birthday issue of i-D, when did you last celebrate and what was the occasion?
I celebrated the Palace shop opening. 

Tell us one thing that no one knows about you.
I have an American passport. 

What's your party trick?
Sleeping. 

Finish this sentence: 35 is the new…
100.

Photography Alasdair McLellan. Ashley wears coat Ashley Williams. Lev wears all clothing model's own.

Claire Barrow

What do you do and why do you do it?
I do a lot of emails and typing because I run a "brand"called Claire Barrow. It's clothing with illustrations on it. 

Describe yourself in five words.
Pushy, naughty, quiet, annoying, lovable.

How did you start your career?
Went to university; did some clothes outside of university, which my friends wore; did LFW; registered as a business. 

What was your big break?
Last season's presentation (NEWGEN) felt good, as things were really coming together. I've moved on from painting on leather jackets, and I showed people a little of what I can do. 

What are you working on at the moment?
Making garms for shops and designing new stuff. 

What advice would you give young people wishing to follow in your footsteps?
Don't be lazy. Be brave. Don't be something you are not. 

What's your party trick?
Getting drunk.

Photography Alasdair McLellan. Styling Max Clark. Hair Matt Mulhall at Streeters London. Make-up Hiromi Ueda at Julian Watson Agency using Sisley Skincare and Cosmetics. Claire wears top Claire Barrow. Hat, Jewellery and badges model's own.