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Meet the stylist: Artemis Crowley

Meet the stylist: Artemis Crowley

Style is many things, but when it boils down to it, it’s the craftsmanship, quality, and practicality that endures. This is something Thread stylist Artemis Crowley knows well. The sustainability and outdoor enthusiast has an affinity for functional, minimal clothing. Instead of flipping through a pile of magazines, you’ll find her looking to contemporary dancers and bike couriers for wardrobe inspiration, and it’s this unique eye for the beauty in these often overlooked sources that makes her so great at her job. We chatted with her about her newfound love of cargo pants, the style rules she thinks you should break, and the question she loves getting asked from clients. 

How did you initially get into styling?

I got into styling through Thread. I’ve always loved clothes and I also enjoy helping people.

Tell us a little about your experience before Thread?

Before Thread I did a lot of things, including riding racehorses and being an artist.

How would you describe your personal style?

Functional and minimal.

What is your favourite season when it comes to style?

Winter – I love knitwear.

What’s the most sentimental piece in your wardrobe?

A white linen Kenzo shirt that had been my mum’s which I wore for several summers until it fell apart. I’m planning to find a clever tailor to revive it for me.

Where do you turn to for style inspiration?

New Wave cinema, Phoebe Philo, Japan, what contemporary dancers wear to class, Annie Hall, and bike couriers in London.

Which decade do you think had the best style?

The ‘50s and ‘60s.

Which style rule do you most encourage people to break?

Generalised rules about what people should wear at certain ages.

Photographed: Gramicci Cargo Pant (£129)

Any style lessons you’ve learned in 2020?

That I like cargo pants.

What are some of your favourite types of questions you get from clients?

“Please help me make my style more daring!”

Photographed: A.P.C. Andre Technical Chore Jacket (£279)

What is one of your favourite brands?

If I had to pick one it would be Studio Nicholson (available to shop on our womenswear site) or Margaret Howell, but I can’t choose.

What’s one style or trend you’d like to see go out of style?

Skinny jeans, ripped especially 

What styles or trends do you think are worth investing in?

Loose-fit trousers because they’re flattering and comfortable. Workwear because it’s generally really well made, and it’s easy to wear in casual and smart casual contexts.

What do you like to do outside of styling? 

Being outside and being with my dogs.


Words: Allison Pavlick