Above is a shoot inspired by London Collections Men 2014 and another collaboration with Harry Cooke. Previously uninspired by men's fashion, i have the three day event to thank for my recent attempts at giving styling the mysterious gender a go. There is this new feeling in men's fashion, a kind of emancipation. Where it's becoming increasingly acceptable for men to dress how they want, arguably in a more feminine way. But it's not about men in dresses but men in new fabrics and textures, florals, sheers and leathers all brought back to 'masculine' with familiar tailoring and traditional 'male' cuts. This is totally exciting because there is so much more scope for individual expression and style.
Of course it'll take time for the everyday man to embrace new adventurous looks, but perhaps in the very near future it'll take more than the pink t-shirt to spark homophobic remarks. Above are some images styled with the hope that gender stereotypes can be considered more loosely in fashion for both men and women. See J.W Anderson's AW 14 collection for a feel of what's to come. The silver shoes are from River Island if you want to know (which you almost definitely do) ALWAYS buy stripper heels in the sale.
Photographer, Harry Cooke
Stylist, Harriet Victoria
Models, Luke Sevette, Mac Palima, Connie Wilson & Harriet Victoria