STYLE ICON: KYLE ANDERSON
Marie Claire Market & Accessories Director
Visionary, fashionista, accessories masterchef, completely trendsetter with an exquisite taste for the smallest details, shoes and clothing lover, today we feeling inspired by Kyle Anderson.
Below we highlight some of his career and his best quotes, to dedicate a space to Kyle Anderson’s life we should dedicate an entire encyclopedia. But let’s look at the most important.
Interning at magazines like Vogue and Esquire, Kyle found his home at Elle Magazine.
Actually, I knew even in kindergarten, that I wanted to work in fashion. I was obsessed with clothes. My favorite brands for bags are Chanel or Hermes. For watches, it’s Rolex or Cartier. Shoes, Giuseppe Zanotti and Christian Louboutin. In fine jewelry, it’s Cartier, Bulgari, and Solange. As for costume jewelry, Alexis Bittar or Pamela Love. And for belts, Azzedine Alaia and YSL.– Kyle
Kyle has managed to raise the bar in creativity of photographing the season’s on a page because something is truly awe inspiring.
One day I was asked to do freelance work for ELLE. I couldn’t have been happier. It was supposed to be for 90 days. After a week our fashion director, a woman who has been the biggest influencer and supporter in my life, called me into her office and said, ” shut the door and sit down”. She said “I’m hiring you today.” It was a moment that really changed the rest of my life. That was 6 years ago and I’m still at Elle.
Kyle is presenting in every Fashion Week (London, Milan, Paris and NYC) “Looking at the shows, I think a lot about making people approache shoes they otherwise think they could never wear”.
His favorite style icon is Romeo Beckham, and his favorite vacation destination is Stockholm.
His favorite guiltiest pleasure is Chocolate. He quoted “Everyone says that but I’m really addicted to things like candy bars and chocolate ice cream. I could never give it up.”
A completely trendsetter, Kyle is the only guy styling himself with more luxury garments that anybody in the world, and looking fierce, believe me, follow his Instagram feed and see by yourself.
His inspiration is Nina Garcia, “our former fashion director, was and is really a role model for me. I’ve never met someone who has that strong of a passion for clothing and accessories in all of my career. No matter that she has worked in this industry for 20 years, she still gets really excited about a shoe or a bag or a belt or a pair of jeans. I always wanna be like that.”
My obsession with Kyle started at 2011, I’ve been following since, and we feeling inpired by him, we were so happy when he won his nomination for GEM award for media excellence by the Jewelers of America, which is dubbed the Emmy’s of the Jewelry Industry.
Kyle Anderson is the Market & Accessories director at Marie Claire magazine. Kyle has been with Marie Claire since 2011 and was previously promoted from Style & Accessories Director at the magazine. In his current role, Kyle oversees RTW and accessories coverage, which includes editing major runway designers from NY, Milan and Paris as well as fine jewelry and watches. In the time he has held his roles at Marie Claire, fine jewelry & watch coverage has increased 65%* at the magazine. Prior to working at Marie Claire, Kyle was the Senior Accessories Editor at ELLE.