Vanessa Spence – ASOS Womenswear Design Director

Vanessa Spence joined ASOS in 2007 after starting her design career 17 years ago. 
Starting out with a team of just two, she now has a team of 65!
Spence became Womenswear Design Director in 2015 and in her current role she oversees the design of all womenswear products.

A typical day at ASOS?
Every day is different, which makes it really exciting, that’s one of the best parts of the job

What’s your tip for a perfect Christmas outfit?
The 80’s style revival has come at the perfect time for the Christmas party wear season!  Accessories such as statement earrings or a pointy court shoe is an easy way to access the trend or add a cropped jacket with shoulder pads for full 80’s glamour!

ASOS T-Shirt with Lucky Print

What is on top of your wish list this year?
A vintage t-shirt – wear now with vinyl trousers and super-sized earrings and come spring you can layer it with ditzy floral dresses, perfect for festival season.

What is your everyday uniform?
A dress over jeans with a pair of sneakers. ASOS do a great ‘drouser’ which are specially made for layering over trousers! I’m really into mixing prints at the moment too.

Three words that describe your style?
Playful, bold and original.

Elissa Poppy Lacetex Slip Dress

Do you have any ASOS-insider shopping tips for us?
Check out HANGER and Elissa Poppy. The winners of our Fashion Discovery competition, to discover pieces you won’t find anywhere else.

Now head over to our friends at ASOS and get some retail therapy!