“I didn’t always want to be a fashion stylist, I didn’t really know what that was” Alizé confesses. When studying at Kingston University and uncertain on the direction her creative skills would take her, Demange never imagined that she would be seeing her work plastered on billboards and magazines.
journey has been a malleable one. After realizing that fashion design
was not for her, she got her first styling internship through a
friend where she finally found her passion. From networking and doing
collaborations, Alizé grew her private clientele before going back
to uni to attain a degree in Fashion Marketing. As her creative
network grew, she made the scary decision to become a full-time
Freelancer and built her impressive portfolio of popular publications
and celebrities. Although the journey has been strenuous at times,
her most recent project has proven it all worth it.
Maya Jama X Pretty Little Thing capsule range launched in June 2018.
Alizé is proud to have been heavily involved throughput the entire
process as she consulted Maya from conceptual stages, ensuring
everything reflected her true personal style- which she has ofcourse
now championed after building their two-year working relationship. “I
definitely see it as a career highlight as a team and as an
individual. It’s something that I have always wanted to do- to be
able to work on a collaborative collection and style a campaign and
becoming an international thing with such a big brand. It has been an
amazing experience for me and has opened my eyes to see what else is
possible for the future”.
to Cerf and Kahn, the Internet has given Creatives an incredible
platform to share their work, and connect with like-minded people on
an immense scale. I asked Alizé her current thoughts on the industry
where she strongly responds “Sorry to be cliché but, what a time
to be alive! We are living in such a cool time in the UK
especially-Primarily for music, which translates heavily into
fashion. When I was younger, the music within my community was not
making any money. It was not mainstream. It was never assumed to
amount to anything successful if you chose to channel your “urban
roots”. I don’t like the word urban but I think that is the most
generic word to describe my community- all of that has really changed
and it is a very beautiful thing to witness.” There is no denying
that there still being a very long way to go in terms of diversity,
but she continues to say that “there are more people looking like
continues to provide tips on becoming a Celebrity Fashion Stylist-
“Its definitely about work ethic and consistency. You are going to
have to work very, very hard, it’s a very hard job. You can’t
really fall off, there is no time for that. The more that you are
going for it, the more you are going to get back from it and
definitely through assisting and shadowing, you are going to have to
learn the trade from crappy admin to the glamorous shoots. You are
going to have to be in it to win it”.
she isn’t styling, Demange enjoys putting on workshops for young
people who strive to do what she does. “I found it really hard to
get into this industry when I was younger” she goes onto stress
that she felt she didn’t belong in the space she was striving to
reach and now wants to be an approachable contact herself for the
Alizé is very hot this summer and isn’t planning on cooling off anytime soon. Within the midst of enjoying her accomplishments, she is planning her next venture, which we will certainly be keeping our eyes peeled for.