Our model Luke, a menswear Fashion Design student, and Emeline Lambert recreated kitchen sink realism atmospheres in Brighton for their last collaboration “Drift Ashore”.
I had just finished my last tailoring project when I was proposed a collaboration by Emeline Lambert, Fashion Communication student at Central Saint Martins. We met a couple of times andI told her stories about my background, my upbringing in Oxford and how English New Wave movies inspired and shaped me. It came naturally to her to draw comparisons between Colin Smith and I, protagonist of The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, a 1962 movie by Terry Richardson. We both decided to create our own kitchen sink realism movie, which I later entitled “Drift Ashore”. We headed to Brighton beach on a melancholy gray day. I wore the shirt, trousers and jacket I had made for the project, styled with an old school tie of mine and a khaki car coat, ubiquitous of the period of the films. The photos Emeline had taken that day, a mixture of digital and black&white film, were presented as a series of postcards with hand-written excerpts from a factionalised version of our interview on the undersides, occasionally swapped out for lyrics from Morrissey’s Every Day is like Sunday.
Morrissey himself might have said there may be nothing worse than an out-of-season seaside town, but I think there are fewer things more English.
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