I had the pleasure of working backstage as a dresser for the male models at the Kingston MA Graduate Fashion Show at the Vinyl Factory in London and while I was there I managed to sneak in a few backstage snaps of the AMCK models.
It was a treat to work with such a great team and a fun bunch of sassy gentlemen. The day consisted of a lot of running around, stress, laughter and panic… Oh and alcohol, yeah, lots and lots of alcohol!
After shooting Street Style on polaroids at the last London Fashion Week, I thought it would be a fun idea to capture some of the magical men of LC:M. Here a just a few of the recognisable characters I saw on my escapades.
Photography + Styling: Harry J Bartlett
Models: Elliot Baker + Jade Willis
I wanted to create an androgynous ‘twins’ feel with these models, both have incredibly individual features with platinum blonde hair and piercings mean that these two really appear to be a part of todays ‘Urban Youth’. Paired with classic Christian Lacroix long-sleeved tops and a face full of attitude adds a real “don’t-give-a-shit”, capturing everything I believe we see in the youth of today.
For one of our Fashion Photography projects at Falmouth University, we were asked to work in teams to create an editorial, fashion film, stop frame animations and cinemagraphs with clothing provided by the new collections of DC menswear and womenswear clothing, hats and shoes. We were briefed by members of the DC team on brand identity and the history of DC Shoes and how we can bring our personality to their own style and demographic. Our team were incredibly fortunate to be able to shoot our editorial in Predannack Airfield, shooting inside and around abandoned planes, Harrier jets and helicopters used by the Ministry Of Defence.
It was such a fun experience to be able to frolic around an aviation boneyard taking pictures with models and some of the UK’s leading male skateboarders. It was brilliant to be able to style and shoot our models and skaters at such an awesome location that barely anyone gets to see (let alone use)!
Once we had produced the images, we went to pitch our work to some of the top dogs at the DC headquarters and show our presentation in their in-house skate bowl.
Possibly one of the greatest ways to introduce a category at any award ceremony in the history of fashion!
This year’s CFDA Awards decided to introduce the nominee’s of the “Menswear Designer of the Year” with a 70 piece male model choir singing Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” while wearing an assortment of the nominee’s (Duckie Brown, Michael Bastian and Thom Browne) collections.
I think this is an incredibly unique way to broadcast the work of the designer’s in a way that keeps an audience entertained without drawing any attention away from the garments themselves.
Well done guys and well done Thom Browne who took home the honor.
Cheeky behind the scenes snap in the Fish Factory of the models getting their morning briefing.
Yesterday was bloody hectic getting everything organised for today’s shows.
Lots of stress and running around but my god, the collections are stunning !
There are a lot of beautiful garments that I want to put pictures of online but I can’t, after the show anything goes so if you haven’t had chance to see the show, you will get a chance to see some of my personal highlights.
Here’s a few cheeky teasers I think I can get away with;