London Collections: Men
I attended the LC:M shows in June this year to network and find potential job opportunities. I attended some incredible shows this year, such as; Topman Design, Nasir Mazhar and Xander Zhou thanks to David Gandy.
I also met up with…
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An interview with Harry J Bartlett
Found this video on the Falmouth University Vimeo page.
A little bit of a “what i’m up to” to promote the BA (Hons) Fashion Photography course here at Falmouth
Ok, so this was from the London Collections: Men shows at the Topman Design Show in early January.
This image was taken by the TOPMAN Generation team and has appeared on the Topman Official Facebook page so check it out !
Callum Watt (Maketh-The-Man), Harry J Bartlett, Jade Angeles Fitton & David Gandy doing the ‘Blue Steel’ with the Ben Stiller poster.
This was a quick snap of the gang at David’s private viewing of Zoolander in the cinema room of The Hospital Club at the London Collections: Men shows.
Sorry for the delays (I moved back down to Falmouth straight after LCM and I haven’t had chance to unpack everything and sort my life out again).
Anyway, I’m back now, settled in to university life again and ready to get back to blogging.
I had such an incredible time at the London Collections Menswear shows and I got the opportunity to go to some big events and some amazing shows.
Where do I begin? Well, I went to London primarily to meet up with a Fashion House about doing work experience in the near future (and it went well).
After that I figured I should go see some shows as I had the time and come on, its Menswear?!
As a lot of you already know, I met David Gandy back in March 2012 and as we’ve kept in touch, he’s been a really generous and kind person towards me and I cannot thank him enough for the opportunities he has given me at the Menswear shows.
I was waiting outside the Topman Show Space venue (for the Topman Design show), hoping to get in despite not having a ticket. A sudden blitz of camera flashes went off behind me and there he was, David had arrived. I said a quick hello and asked how he was doing, he then asked me if I had a ticket to the show (and unfortunately, no I didn’t) he then pulled me to the front of the queue, and went inside, by this point everyone was looking at me, he then came back outside (to more snaps and shouts) and he just casually looks me in the eye and says “Come on Harry, you’re in”… Well, as you could probably have guessed, I was rapturous! As I wandered into what looked like a very chic warehouse building, I was approached by a security guard; Andrew from South Africa, who noticed I was with David and asked me “Where is your ticket?” By this point I was terrified and I notified him that David had got me into the show and he just said “No problem, any other shows you want to come see, just give me a shout on the door and I will sort you out”. And that is exactly what happened, I turned up at the MAN collection later that day, grabbed myself a free beer, met with David again and said thank you to Andrew.
I had lots of other things to do afterwards so I didn’t get the chance to attend any other shows, maybe next time. Day 1 complete!
The second day I had a lot of things to do, so I was wandering here there and everywhere around London (bit of last minute shopping and purchasing as many fashion magazines as my wallet and my shoulder could handle).
I decided to get check out the Hospital Club location where I met up with Callum Watt (better known as Maketh-The-Man; jewellery designer and menswear blogger) and we decided to have a nosey around the show rooms, check out the accessories room and the clothing rooms. After that we decided to go to the champagne reception and press event where David Gandy was talking about his new Comic Relief campaign, the “Blue-Steel Appeal”, taken from the pose made famous by Ben Stiller in the film Zoolander. This was a great chance to meet other bloggers, fashion fans and press and again, David came over to say hello and invited me and Callum to watch Zoolander in the small cinema room upstairs. (Another champagne reception) so by this point I was starting to chill out and enjoy my beverages. Again, another fantastic experience and such a bizarre event, watching a film during Menswear Collections that mocks male models and the fashion industry, with the UK’s leading male super model and a room full of fashionistas, but my god, what a fun night it was, all topped off with a few more drinks and a chinese!
[Pictures to be uploaded shortly]
David Gandy & Harry J Bartlett
I met David at the Topman Design AW13 show as part of the London Collections: Men.
As i’ve met David previously, he saw me and managed to get me into the show, was a pleasure seeing him again and we had a great chat and a catch up.
(Even greater things happened the day after but all will be explained in due course).
WHEN HARRY MET… DAVID GANDY
I met the magical David Gandy on Thursday, we met in a small coffee shop in Fulham, he was a perfect gentleman and such an amusing and captivating person to talk to.
I must admit, I started shaking when he turned up and shook my hand (i’m not a nervous person, but I was talking confidently but shaking at the same time).
We sat down, he laughed when I told him that I thought that our arrangement could have been someones ‘practical joke’ at my expense.
We chatted a lot about the change within the fashion industry, his career and (stupidly) I referred to him as the ‘white speedo’s man’ which luckily he found amusing.
Hopefully our paths will cross again and I will be able to work with him (my dream of dreams as a fashion photographer).
It truly was one of my greatest days and a real dream to meet (and be able to sit and talk to) my fashion hero, and icon of mens style and an all around perfect man !
Harry J Bartlett
Had an amazing couple of days down in London Stayed at my friend Beth Carter Crosby’s (Fashion Photography @ UCF)’s house which was nice. I thought I would tweet Jay Camilleri from the Channel 4 show Dirty, Sexy Things and he replied to me after I asked him for a catch up, he met me at Oxford Circus Station and we went for a few drinks in Soho Square which was really nice.
THE DAY AFTER <which is the pinnacle and the reason I went down to London>
I had an interview in the morning with David Gandy, yes, the David Gandy!
He was such a gentleman, a very kind, interesting and funny man (and luckily he laughed at my jokes which made me very happy). As he walked over and shook my hand, I started to get incredibly nervous. For those of you who know me, I am NOT a nervous child, not by a long shot, but the thought of sitting down and chatting to my Fashion Hero was just a phenomenal, yet incredibly terrifying feeling.
Once my interview was over, I wanted to run around screaming “I’ve met David Gandy, I’ve met David Gandy!” but I managed to resist all temptations.
After that, (still on an unbelievable high) I went to meet up with Jay Camilleri again and went to the Press Offices Exposure and Surgery while he picked out some clothes for a press launch. (Images will be uploaded shortly). Then we headed to the Golden Union fish & chip shop… and they were very good fish and chips I must say.
As you can tell from this post, I have never been so excited, I keep thinking “for a first year Fashion Photography student, I seem to have done bloody well for myself!”
I also met some beautifully dressed people and people of real interest that will hopefully have got me some work experience with a few top fashion designers (maybe another interview with one).
I can’t physically think of anything else to say, i’m still to hyped to try and put it all into words.
Harry J Bartlett
as some of you may have already seen, my picture of David Gandy from LFW A/W 2012 has appeared on the vogue.co.uk website on the ‘David Gandy’s Blog’ page and I’m super excited that my image is on Vogue?!
David Gandy after the James Long Show @ Courtyard Show Space> Somerset House - LFW A/W 2012: Menswear Day
This was a personal highlight for me, David Gandy is one of my icons in the fashion world and I met him and even managed to get a picture of him. I did turn into a bit of a ‘crazed fan’ at one point when he walked past me and I shouted “You’re Beautiful!” and he heard me, but luckily he just turned round and laughed.
Still, he was a very pleasant and a very fashionable man.
my photograph of David Gandy at LFW A/W 2012 has been featured on vogue.co.uk on the ‘David Gandy’s Blog’ page
as you can tell, i’m very excited about this and flattered and I just thought I should share this with you all !