Photographer: Lorenzo Marcucci
Styling: Leonardo Persico
Make-Up & Hair: Elisa Rampi
Eddie O’Keefe was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana on the 4th July, 1993. Prior to his discovery of photography, O’Keefe was a nationally renowned demolition derby driver who had won four Coors Light Trophies and a Vigo County Fair Blue Ribbon for motorsport excellence.
David Rhodes hails from Hertfordshire and his Soundcloud stream has become a playlist fixture. He’s already supported Sam Smith, London Grammar and Nick Mulvey and his EP, Morning, is solemn and beautiful. A new EP, Home, is on the way, preceded by the release of the video for ‘Breathe’. He may not enjoy the notion that we think this is perfect hangover music but so far Rhodes has gotten us through several.
All that money you were saving up to buy friends and family Christmas presents? Bid it farewell. They’d be better off with lumps of coal because the Coach line of Peanuts/Snoopy apparel and bags is almost here. Everything is covetable and if there isn’t a Snoopy tote staring back at me by the end of the month there will be tears. The range includes pouches, t-shirts, luggage tags, pin buttons and varying sizes of leather Snoopy dolls which look kinda sex dungeon but hey, who’s complaining?
A match made in heaven? Is it possible to believe that The Simpsons first aired in – wait for it – 1989. The show’s influence is still felt and HYPE capture all its garish, lovable colouration in this collaborative series of t-shirts, vests, sweats, shorts and joggers in casual fits as well as a backpack and bucket hat. Motifs include the whole family plus the prerequisite donuts Duff beer. Can I get a DOH!?!
Four piece Manchester group MDNGHT (J, vocals; Will and Ant, guitars; Lloyd, DJ and percussion) recently released the video for new single ‘Breeze’, and we’ve fallen happy victims to its falsetto sweetness and electronic troubadour spirit. We asked the band to grab their phones and, in the name of hard hitting reportage, document their day while on the road. Who knew grown men could get so thrilled about defeating an arcade claw machine!
We like Natalie Bang Bang. Sulky lipped with savvy pop hooks and making it PG13 while giving no fucks about it.
Born in the Bronx and discovered by Pharrell (who signed her to his i am OTHER imprint) from her covers on Youtube, Maxine Ashley recently brought out an EP of hypnotising beats, mixing jazz, R’nB and dance with her smooth, honey vocals. She’s worked with Billion, Kendrick and Two Inch Punch as well as Pharrell and on a fleeting UK visit she stops to talk about her style, her sound and cat dreams.
Shift K3Y is 21 year old North Londoner Lewis Shay Jankel. He’s a bit of a Renaissance man when it comes to music – a DJ, songwriter, producer and remixer – and it’s very likely that even if you’re not too familiar with his moniker then there’s little doubt you could escape his monster hit from earlier this year, the infectious garage-by-the-way of pop ‘Touch’.
Taking over a derelict building just off the strand, and a stones throw from Somerset House, Thomas Tait was the hottest ticket in town this SS15. Having generated a lot of buzz since being the youngest Central St. Martins MA Graduate, and then going on to win their Young Fashion Designer prize, all eyes were firmly on the young designer to see how he would present his SS15 offering.
Known affectionately as the King of Sequins, you can rely on Ashish to bring London Fashion Week to a close with a bit of glitz and glam. Well, we say a bit of glitz…! The entire show was a glitterball fiasco of energy and colour, swooping down the runway in mesmerising sparkles and shades, making us all long for an all night disco so we too could bathe in the sequins.
Hall & Oates. Talk Talk. They leap to mind while watching MOTHXR run through several songs in a London basement venue post-interview; sighs of new wave that jiggles with low-key funk as much as a dispassionate, coolly detached voyeurism. The noir-ish feel from electronic drum beats, sparse, angular synths and echoing, searching guitars is struck home by producer Jimmy Giannopoulos, bassist Darren Will and guitarist Simon Oscroft alongside Penn Badgley’s broody, languid vocals.