Saturday, 21 February 2009

Style Salvage Goes Beyond... Topman Trends Shoot

It is our aim to cover as many elements of men's style and fashion as possible, so when Topman asked us if we'd like to go behind the scenes while they shot their Spring Break trend video we jumped at the chance. Fingers crossed that this will be the first of many outings where we cover something that ordinarily isn't covered because this was a lot of fun!

Model Jake and Co-Director Millie in wouldn't guess that it was January!

When I hear Spring Break I instantly think of Saved By the Bell (The College Years) and the hijinks that Zack and the gang got up to so I was intrigued to see what was in store for me at the video shoot, given the fact that the filming was taking place in the middle of winter. Fortunately, the weather on the day of the shoot could not have been better (well, it could have been a lot warmer I suppose!) but the sky was startlingly blue and the sun was bright. By the time I got to the secret location, the team were shooting their second look and model Jake was jumping off ledges and into puddles in sandals.

Time for an outfit change...

Thankfully, Topman's vision of Spring Break Style was a lot stronger than just recreating AC Slater's long board shorts as they took inspiration from childhood holidays. Colours were bold and bright with an overriding relaxed preppy feel. This whole shoot made me wish that it was Spring already...I'm tired of winter dressing, time for a seasonal change.

During the shoot there was time for a little Q&A around the shoot with model Louie and directors, Millie and Jack.

What was the inspiration behind the shoot?
Millie Harvey: Super 8, nostalgia...the sea.

What does Spring break mean to you?
Millie Harvey: The Cornish coast...clear skies and a bright sun.
Jack Dixon: Easter Holidays.
Louie Mirer: Good times.

What would be your dream Spring break?
Millie Harvey: Norway to see the Northern Lights.
Jack Dixon: Mine would be in the heart of winter and I would wear as little as possible.

The latest Trend video is now available for your viewing pleasure over on the Topman site.


Unknown said...

Top idea! I'm so weary of Winter prepping myself for an abundance of lightweight knits, polos and macs...

/Male Mode.

Anonymous said...

Wow it is amazing that you got to cover something like this, it must have been fun!

Anonymous said...

Keep up the great posts. This is one of the few blogs which consistently provides interesting and unique content.

Ca said...

Fun fun fun!

I agree, time for change. I am sick of snow and winter.


genial look..!

Make Do Style said...

Nice to get the sp on it! It does make one think of spring. Gawd I used to love Saved by the Bell!!?

Giancinephile said...

It's always fun to go behind the scenes! haha

we could grow up 2gether said...

the topman boys are always so adorable! like little puppies


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