Meet Mycroft. The fourth member of London-based men's and women's label SIBLING, headed up by Sid Bryan, Cozette McCreery and Joe Bates. Mycroft is a five-year-old English Bull Terrior but is still thought of by the team as a puppy. In the week ahead of SIBLING's debut runway show during the inaugural London menswear collections, Mycroft kept a diary exclusively for AnOther. From studio visits, mishaps, meals and sleeps to the creation of their collection entitled Revolution...
Monday and Tuesday
Rain, rain and more rain actually not the best day. Having been in over Jubilee and the weekend it's all a bit Bill Murray/Groundhog Day though none of us learn to play the piano. I've been enjoying spending time in a cardboard box in the corner of the studio.
"I've been enjoying spending time in a cardboard box in the corner of the studio"
Repeat of Tuesday but BEAMS come in to film Sid, Cozette and Joe. They bring the team very cute gifts. The studio is a nice place to be – there's a board with pictures of this season's key reference, New York painter Kehinde Wiley alongside a few funny pictures of me. Have a great walk with Sid today.
Katie Grand arrives to give the looks a once over and Bryan from AMCK is our fit model. I really like male models. He's wearing his own grey slouch socks which become part of all 15 looks and the guys swap his own pair for a Noah Skull Breton. Samples are still arriving and all hands are on sequin duties. At 3.30p Cozette runs off with Knit Monster, Panda and a full Fair Isle Leopard look to set up at The Hospital and then meet Sid and Joe at St James' Palace for the launch of the London menswear collections. I later heard they met Prince Charles who liked Joe's skull necklace.
"It's so exciting having male models in the studio – lots of stroking and playing"
Weirdly calm. All 15 boys are being fitted. It's so exciting having them in the studio – lots of stroking and playing. David V from AMCK arrives and the guys are so pleased to see him that he can't stop laughing. He worked with SIBLING on the A/W12 SISTER show and the SIBLING Marked Man video and is a no-brainer lead outfit. By 9pm we've had pizza. I like all food really, especially croissants. Cozette always looks sad when I knock over the studio bin filled with food.
The team get very little sleep but I have a good one. We get a taxi at 6:30am and the models arrive at 7am. Mild panic until the show starts at 9.10am. I try to keep out of the way. There's a funny moment when Cozette dons a knitted raffia pom pom mask and shows the boys how to work the catwalk. They probably thought her mad but it was an easy way to show how and so she could get a real feeling on how the knitted raffia Pom Pom masks or the full sequin balaclavas were working. The show seems to go well – Sid, Cozette and Joe are really happy. The pictures of the finale were fun – a bit like a SIBLING school photo.
Diary by Mycroft with help from Cozette McCreery and Laura Bradley.