Last month, I had the honour of sitting for one of the world’s most critically acclaimed artists / photographers Norbert Schoerner. Schoerner is an incredible inspiration who has achieved unparalleled levels of artistic credibility without even the notion of selling out. His career started at The Face and has since gone on to shoot Prada and Comme des Garçons campaigns and editorials from Dazed to NOWNESS and Vogue to the New York Times.
The portrait above was shot with one of Norbert’s Tokyo skyline images. It was just featured alongside a new interview with me in ANTHEM Magazine. Stay tuned for an announcement coming soon on a short film that he and Oz Thakkar have been working on in Japan.
When one of your favourite humans, basically ever, is in London – it’s only fair that one would make dinner plans at somewhere equally as TROUBLE-some. The Strip Bar at the Malmaison Hotel served as the perfect opportunity to break out the new Samsung NX300 and cause havoc with Natalia Kills, Ada Zanditon, MNEK, Carlos Fisher, Jules Baddeley, Tarik Fontenelle, Jay Best, Sky Montique, Willy Moon, Jam Sutton and Christian Cowan-Sanluis.
Photos: Nik Thakkar
To celebrate the launch of the Louis Vuitton Townhouse at Selfridges this week, I teamed up with Vuitton to shoot the current AW13/14 collection featuring the inimitable Chapman Brothers collaboration pieces.
It was unveiled today on The Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Fashion) where writer Stephanie Hirschmiller took the time to email me and write a piece titled “Who’s that boy? Nik Thakkar”.
The LV Townhouse opens this Friday at Selfridges London, it’s a new urban retail destination set within the historic department store – built over three inter-connecting floors with a spiral structure that penetrates the entirety of the building by French born, Japanese based designer, Gwenaël Nicolas. British artist Barnaby Barford has created a series of intricate sculptures for the Townhouse – Bounty, Cascade and Trace. Each piece is painstakingly made from thousands of ceramic and porcelain flowers, leaves and butterflies.
During London Fashion Week (Spring Summer ’14), I had the honour of teaming up with the most innovative and conceptual hat brand to exist in recent times – YashkaThor. The founders, Yashka Moore and Thor Schuitemaker asked me to DJ at their London Fashion Week event – YASHKATHOR at SKETCH – SYNECDOCHE PARTY. Here are a couple of photos by Zbigniew Tomasz Kotkiewicz and a short video directed and produced by the talented Bibi Castillo. I’m wearing the brand’s iconic Gilgamesh hat in black.
When the team at Jean Paul Gaultier asked me to be a part of the new Autumn Winter 13/14 digital campaign, it was a complete no-brainer. I have been in love with the brand since I can remember, and had the pleasure of working with JPG and the team last year when we shot and launched the Diet Coke partnership, so I already felt like part of the family.
The digital initiative “Drôle de Paris” (which was just previewed on STYLE.COM along with a short interview with me) showcases two signature Jean Paul Gaultier looks, including the statement leather with lace and classic Breton stripes with a kilt – all taken from the Autumn/Winter 13-14 collection. The campaign and 17-second digital film by French fashion photographer Emma LeDoyen were shot at Gaultier’s Paris headquarters in June and styled by me.
You can experience it all by clicking here, some still images and the video are below.