LFW: James Long AW12

1 March 2012

As it was very much anticipated, James Long has produced yet another knockout menswear collection for the forthcoming AW12 season.

Masculine aviator jackets, heavy fabrics and quilted black leathers were softened with delicate gold embellishments and romantic knits, apposite for a hedonistic yet practical lifestyle.

The colour palettes were full of muted earthy tones, whereas hints of glossy ventures revived the subdued undertones. The rugged and distressed knits were perfectly layered with shearling panels and chunky scarves, ideal for the chilly conditions this coming autumn.


In collaboration with Elite Model Management London, we caught up with some of the boys. Check out extracts from Tom's interview below.

Lowell Tautchin, Elite Models (above and below).

Tom Barker, Elite Models (below).

What keeps you going during a hectic show season?
I suppose apart from the money - it would be all the socialising that happens backstage and all the cool people you meet… Umm.. did I mention the parties???

Describe what it is like to be on a catwalk?
This is my second season and I have to say the first time is undeniably the best time - the adrenaline rush you get from being on the catwalk is just out of this world! After a while that same feeling sinks in a bit, but it’s still good. Just before you go out and the music’s pumping and you walk to that sick beat… You feel pretty cool… For example, I walked for Joseph Abboud show at NY Fashion Week and for the finale me and three other guys had to walk all together in line to an awesome tune wearing these sharp suits and tuxedos… I felt SO cool, like, YEAH I’m the man!!!

Link to full interview on Elite Model Management London Blog available here.

Benjamin Eidem, Elite Models (below).

Max Rendell, Elite Models (below).

Photography: Cecilie Harris
Illustration: Natacha Malkin
Words: Sophia Sabado


To see images from the catwalk we recommend you check out The Fashionisto.

James Long Feb12_Backstage0
James Long Feb12_Backstage1
James Long Feb12_Backstage2
James Long Feb12_Backstage3
James Long Feb12_Backstage4
James Long Feb12_Backstage5
James Long Feb12_Backstage6
James Long Feb12_Backstage7
James Long Feb12_Backstage7
James Long Feb12_Backstage8
James Long Feb12_Backstage8
Follow us on Instagram @boysbygirls
View The pink is a cacophony against the emptiness - a melody line paced in a second-hand birthday suit, easily hemmed... View And we are wild to make it stop: stuck in an empty booth, bold colours warming us up, no microphones... View He is light as a feather. Leather weighs heavy on him, adds ballast to his reality, suddenly makes it terrifying... View In the safety of a white suit, he blows himself about the empty space, spinning between instruments like a bird... View Like a hawk or an old hero, staring down the back of his future’s head, this boy takes to empty... View If change doesn’t arrive obediently, it will be chased down and hunted by the hungry. Peace is not prop for... View Falling apart at the seams and dripping onto the carpet of grass beneath bruised feet as the race for the... View Forget figuring out the bus routes, forge new passports with model mugshots and sprint for the border closing in around... View The traffic is stalled in the streets, halted by a punishing red light at every crossroads in every direction. City... View Tommy traces graffiti scrawled along paint, cement, and brick swirling in patterns denoting names and connoting beliefs while stylist Kayleigh... View Quitting a town named Stagnation in favour of an unfamiliar map revealing the temptation of breaking out into the unknown... View Rendezvous at the confidential hotspot for meaningful action. Setting the wheels in motion for an alternative living and imposing a... View Pushing through the crowd and negotiating the battlefield of elbows and toes, the commotion expands to a deafening silence. Chants... View This week’s exclusive Instagram editorial is ‘Standstill’ featuring Tommy Harragan at IMG models. Photographer Amber Grace Dixon captures Tommy’s standout... View A Renaissance man in every sense, @kalamaepstein writes/directs as well as acts and has a couple of shorts currently in... View View @kalamaepstein is photographed around Venice Beach, California - incidentally the location for one of his earliest projects, the short film... View View View Like a moth to a flame, some souls are drawn towards the light. Others seek solace dancing amongst the shadows...