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caught up with Chris the Fashion Editor for men’s fashion magazine HERO, fronting the faces of tomorrow. Chris moved to London 4 years ago and has worked with stylists Frank Strachan and Luke Day and celebrities such as Girls Aloud, Take That, Lee Mead and Demi Lovato. What Chris doesn’t know about fashion isn’t worth knowing.

US: Why do you live in London?

CHRIS: I always knew I would want to live in London. At first it was for theatre work but then once I actually realised what I wanted to do which is work in fashion, I knew the only place to do this for me was London.

US: So basically you’re saying that London is fash – we agree! With your inside knowledge can you tell us which designer we should be keeping an eye out for?

CHRIS: You should definitely keep an eye out for Domingo Rodriguez, he has the fine attention to detail, careful choice of fabrics and perfect fits that can make something as simple as a white long sleeved top more of a special wardrobe item. He isn’t stocked at many places yet (ASOS & Wolf & Badger) making him quite under the radar at the moment, but that’s what I like, not everyone will know his collection yet so you feel like you’ve found an hidden treasure.

US: Are there any key pieces we should be investing in too?

CHRIS: A bit of a jump in style and designer but I think coloured trousers are picking up in menswear, especially for A/W, I get sick of seeing fashion black anyway, so when winter comes its even more tiring! D&G for their fall collection did some amazing trousers in blues, reds and greens that all paid homage to the Coca Cola anniversary and Mickey Mouse.

US: Ace – Thanks for the tips. So when you aren’t working where do you like to hangout any good haunts you can let us in on?

CHRIS: I’m more of a Soho hanger than East, so I tend to go to places like the Green Carnation which doesn’t have any of the campness that a lot of the bars have in Soho. It also has 2 for 1 cocktails between 4-7 so its great for a little pick me up after work! When it comes to going out I go room service on Thursdays, it’s hosted by Jodie Harsh and has some great DJ’s like Kris Di Angelis.

US: 2 for 1 cocktails, we’re in! How about nosh?

CHRIS: I’m really bad with stuff like this, I always tend to go to the same place as I’m always worried that if I try somewhere new I won’t like it! So I tend to go to either Balans, Busaba Eathai or Ping Pong but for a mean roast dinner I love the Fentiman & Arms by Oval/Vauxhall or the Bull and Bush in Hampstead.

So there you have it. Chris Preston, Fashion Editor in 5 quick fire questions. If you want to check out his work you can buy the magazine online:

Thanks Chris!