What do you wear when you’re not wearing SEX.?
Hartford shirts. Levi jeans. All-Saints Corduroys. J. CREW. James Perse.
What brands do you like?
James Perse for t-shirts. J. CREW for suits. Off White for t-shirts. Fear Of God and John Elliot for hoodies and sweatshirts. CHUCS for my zip hoodies.
Are your brothers your muses?
My older brother, Oli, has always had great sartorial taste, and he’s also a model for Burberry, which means I definitely take a lot of a fashion inspiration and pointers from him. As for my younger brother, Sam, I’ve never seen him without his SEX. cashmere hoodie on since I gave it to him for Christmas – proving he also has pretty sound fashion sense.
You guys look like you could be a popstar boyband. Is there one you like?
Tough one to answer. But if I had to pick, it’d be Arctic Monkeys. British. Edgy. Speaks to the youth of this country.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
Justin Bieber’s Purpose is constantly on repeat. Also, Drake’s Views and Kanye’s The Life of Pablo are brilliant. And you can’t beat anything by The Rolling Stones. Gimme Shelter is an absolute classic.
You are a world traveller at 17. How has that influenced your life?
Firstly, I want to stress how lucky I am that I’ve got to experience travelling to different places. I’m eternally grateful to my parents for giving me that opportunity and exposing me to new countries and new people. I suppose the biggest influence I’ve taken from my trips abroad is not being afraid of change but embracing it. Different cultures, different beliefs, different practices and different tastes not only make you more accepting. They make you appreciate diversity and how dull life would be without it – regardless of creed, skin colour, heritage or sexual orientation. It’s definitely something that applies in the fashion industry and society at large. The world functions because of change, not in spite of it.
You’re a Virgo like your aunt and mother. Do you think you have Virgo traits?
Well. Virgos are known for being perfectionists. So that really helps in fashion, especially the manufacturing of clothes, when being precise and specific is not only useful but an absolute prerequisite.