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A Nod to the Past(el)
Our latest Fall/Winter 2018 men’s collections lookbook offers a glimpse into fashion that is rich and colourful, yet unabashedly refined. Brightly hued trompe-l’oeil drapes cozy up to chic black and white tiles, patterned wallpapers, stripes and mosaics coexist in a unique harmony to become a trove of carefully selected retro décor elements.
In this setting of perfectly planned eclecticism, the styles worn by young fashion sensation Alton Mason come to life through an assortment of pieces from today’s top designers and labels, such as Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Dsquared2, Kolor, Rick Owens,
Neil Barrett and many others.
Come take a peek behind the scenes and discover the inspiration and influences of this photoshoot which flirts with modern-day dandyism.
Photographer Malick Sibidé was a key figure in Bamako in the 60s where he earned his stripes as a designer and a jeweler. He was introduced to the art of the image by French photographer Gérard Guillat and went on to open his own space, the Studio Malick. A wind of freshness and independence is blowing over Mali. Its youth looks to the world, plays, dances, celebrates. From party to party, and event to event, Sibidé chronicles daily life in the capital through the eye of his camera, capturing moments of elegance and effervescence.
Despite the sophisticated appearance of the central characters and the environment surrounding them, the style of the photography is very spontaneous. Without any directions or contrived set-ups, the model naturally takes center stage in an amazingly unaffected portrait style.
Spotted on Instagram while studying dance and acting
at the Los Angeles American Musical and Dramatic Academy, the twenty-one-year-old
has enthralled the fashion world. His first runway appearance was in February 2016 at the Yeezy Season 3 fashion show, at the Madison Square Garden.
His slim silhouette, delicate features and impeccable sense of style have since positioned him as a key figure in major fashions shows and campaigns, most notably the Gucci Pre-Fall 2017 event, where he showcased his breakdancing talent. Alton’s natural elegance and bearing are a perfect fit with the aesthetics of our photoshoot concept as he smoothly steps into the role of the modern dandy.