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One for the boys: Hey Papi in Designaré Homme

This shoot is styled by Vernon Sim, for Designaré Homme magazine. I love how it’s a genuinely avantgarde fashion shoot, with sexy shots and lifestyle shots and a very Garance Doré style rawness to the shots (as if they were taken on the street) …

Tue, Jan 4, 2011, 16:30

   

This shoot is styled by Vernon Sim, for Designaré Homme magazine. I love how it’s a genuinely avantgarde fashion shoot, with sexy shots and lifestyle shots and a very Garance Doré style rawness to the shots (as if they were taken on the street) while simultaneously showcasing very easy, wearable fashion. 

Wearability isn’t necessarily something I look for in my high-end designs, but it is something I seek out in editorials - Vogue is great for its mad high fashion features, but I prefer Glamour and Elle when it comes to editorials that genuinely inspire my own style.

Bright colours, insane modelling – awkward angles! This shoot has everything! And, you know what else it has? That old favourite of the Irish male: the check shirt!

I’ll confess something: despite its ubiquity on high-street sale rails, I quite love the check shirt, if worn in the right way. More Fleet Foxes than country nightclub, the correct blend of flannel, bright primary colours and chunky plaid touches me emotionally – it brings to mind cold beers, beat-up guitars and road trips, even if I have experienced none of these in the contexts I’m thinking of.

I just realised this now, but I also have a serious soft spot for fashion shoots in which there are more than one model. There’s something a lot more attractive to me about a group of people socialising in fashionable clothes than one model, posing wildly against a blank background. Am I alone in this? (Also love those sandals; this summer, guys, move away from your Havaianas and take some footwear risks.)

All images via Design Scene

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