Trendy stylist, Gok Wan, joins fashion icon and ex-model, Alexa Chung, as they travel the globe bringing viewers everything that's up and coming in the world of fashion. Talking to celebrities and touring designer shops, Gok and Alexa go on the hunt for the UK's most stylish person. Each week Gok competes with four stylish fashionista's in a battle of designer clothing vs high street fashion with Gok determined to prove that you don't need to spend a lot of money to look gorgeous.
Runtime: 48 minutes
Gok's Fashion Fix - Anna Scholz - Netflix
Anna Scholz (born 1969) is an established plus size designer for the self-labelled luxury plus size fashion brand known for its “clever, on-trend designs” with bright bold prints, striking silhouettes and luxurious fabrics. Having already styled the likes of Adele, Melissa McCarthy and Dawn French, the Anna Scholz brand is well established within the Plus Size clothing industry. The brand's philosophy comes from Anna's personal beliefs that all women should "dress up in something luxurious whatever their shape – clothes should never be worn just to hide in.
Gok's Fashion Fix - In the media - Netflix
Anna is frequently brought into plus size debates and its presence within the fashion industry due to her “celebratory rather than apologetic” attitude to size. She is often cited as a designer deliberately trying to diversify the current perception of beauty. Through this approach, Anna has personally appeared on TV and Radio many times in her career, including appearances on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, GMTV and an episode of Gok Wan's Fashion Fix that showed how a plus size woman with the influence of Anna's collection felt great wearing print and colour after jettisoning her black only wardrobe. Gok cited “Anna's colours and prints as perfect for the curvy figure”. The BBC's ' Mary Queen of Shops in 2008 saw retail guru Mary Portas introduce a failing fashion store in Ascot to Anna and her label in the hope of saving the business and educating the owner in the needs of her plus size customers. After the programme aired the brand saw a 72% increase in sales of the range in Harrods, as well as 35 new retail outlets looking to stock her pieces. The feature even caused annascholz.com to crash due to internet sales and is often referred to as one of the most influential features for the brand. Having been born in Germany, Anna has always had a strong influence in the German fashion industry. Following her collaborations with Sheego she made an appearance on Germany's most popular panel show NDR Talkshow in 2013. After her own health scare Anna sought a new, healthier lifestyle. As the face of the designer Plus Size brand, Anna has worked to promote a healthy body image while trying to change the perception of curvy women in society. In a bid to do so, Anna has teamed up with plus sized magazine SLiNK's Rivkie Baum to host a panel discussion with mental and physical health experts examining how to encourage curvy women to lead healthier lifestyles. In another collaboration with SLiNK magazine, Anna participates in a healthy eating campaign on YouTube called 'Anna's Kitchen' where she shares her favourite recipes to encourage viewers to eat a balanced diet.
Gok's Fashion Fix - References - Netflix