Video: Billy for APCY

6 March 2019

Today we present you with a beautiful video from Cecilie Harris’ editorial featuring Billy Moran at M+P Models. This fashion short brings to life the 6-page editorial in "A Place Called Youth". The story touches on the contrasts between the two worlds a male model lives in: The hectic world of fashion where the boy often becomes another person entirely and that of their own personal space.

The wonderful styling of Krishan Parmar highlights further the visual impact of both worlds and the vast differences between them. In the video Billy is first featured in his full "fashion uniform" which is removed garment by garment, till we are down to the boy himself, all revealed. Dressed in high fashion designs, complete with a mask, feathers and furs and a chunky statement necklace by designers including Little Shilpa, Jenny Schwarz and Charlotte Valkemiers.

For a short time he lays unadorned on the bed with nothing to hide behind, until it's time to get to work again, this time in bright pop colours, even more of a contrast to his own personality. Second time around we see Billy dressed head to toe in candy colours, with summer brights in the form of a jacket by Meat Clothing and a beautiful pair of peach coloured shorts by Trine Lindegaard. Other designs featured in the shoot include garments by Baartmans & Siegel, Jane Bowler and Marry Me – Jimmy Paul.

The two states of Billy - the fashion model and the boy - are further enhanced by the move from black and white film to colour as well as the disparity between the modern fashions and the homely setting.

Make sure you check out Cecilie’s full editorial in the new issue to see the images in all their printed glory, but do keep an eye out as we will be posting a taster of the editorial photographs on the Boys by Girls site very soon! For information of where to buy 'A Place Called Youth' click here and to find out how to purchase online click here.

Billy_NS13
Follow us on Instagram @boysbygirls
View “My mind works so much better in nature. It flows better. When I was young, I used to write poetry... View Young actor @jackdgrazer has two major movies this year; comedic superhero flick Shazam!, which is in cinemas 5th April, and... View Supported by a backdrop of Pipe and Brick, the performers take a final bow. . . Photography by @messinaphotos Fashion... View Micromovements give the game away; fake smiles don’t reach the eyes. Reading faces to calculate an oppositional move, the villain... View Casting shadows across the stage, shapes and silhouettes rise and fall. . . Photography by @messinaphotos Fashion by @rcolestevens Model... View Act II begins with a midday hush. The show goes on to hit the hero’s redemption and save the day... View Stylist Cole Stevens dresses Azure to steal the show on the streets. The sunny city serves as the audience to... View Curtains close on Act I and the actors exit stage left. Backstage the chaos rules as loud as a Monday... View Masked by costumes, the spotlight highlights our truths. . . Photography by @messinaphotos Fashion by @rcolestevens Model @azu_figgy at @heffnermanagement... View Observing movements from between a smile and a frown. If the brick could whisper and the tarmac could murmur, what... View This week’s exclusive Instagram editorial is ‘Pipe & Brick’ featuring model Azure Figueroa at Heffner Management. Photographer Allegra Messina shoots... View View “...we are all equal in the end. View You may recognise @harryhains from 'American Horror Story: Hotel' as well as upcoming roles in the action feature ‘Chase' and... View It is a rare and beautiful thing to live in alignment with your true purpose. Minutes into conversation with musician... View @harryhains / @theantiboy on gender: View @harryhains has a unique awareness of what it means to be human - which is just that: human. Not a... View Coated in a fine layer of sand, tired legs rest. Remnants of sand still stuck to swim shorts that are... View Salty skin and hair begin to dry. Gooseflesh prickling on the skin with faint breezes drawn with every wave greeting... View The smell of wax mixed with sea salt and burning wood from beach fires are caught in the wind. Paddling...