Sunday 4 December 2016

Do your swing! A fashion shoot transporting us back to 1930s' club scene

Published 03/04/2016 | 02:30

(From left)Laura: Hat, €25, Carousel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2; Jumper with collar, €25, Zara; Polka dot braces, €34, M&S; Tuxedo pants, €395, Vince, Harvey Nichols, Dundrum Town Centre. Faye: Vintage 1930s' black sequin jacket (sold as a set with matching skirt) €390, Dirty Fabulous, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2; White sequin top, €119, Coast; Skirt, €221, Pinko, Harvey Nichols. James: Denim shirt, €215, Nicole Farhi, Harvey Nichols; Paisley print braces, €39, Louis Copeland; Jeans, €105, Levi 501, Harvey Nichols.
(From left)Laura: Hat, €25, Carousel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2; Jumper with collar, €25, Zara; Polka dot braces, €34, M&S; Tuxedo pants, €395, Vince, Harvey Nichols, Dundrum Town Centre. Faye: Vintage 1930s' black sequin jacket (sold as a set with matching skirt) €390, Dirty Fabulous, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2; White sequin top, €119, Coast; Skirt, €221, Pinko, Harvey Nichols. James: Denim shirt, €215, Nicole Farhi, Harvey Nichols; Paisley print braces, €39, Louis Copeland; Jeans, €105, Levi 501, Harvey Nichols.
Laura: Hat, €25, Carousel; Top, €25.95, Zara; Braces, €27, M&S; Trousers, €405, Vince, BT2, Dundrum; Brogues, €140, Buffalo. Faye: Red silk dress, €285, Maje, BT2; Clip-on earrings, €85, Dirty Fabulous. Carl: Hat, €85, John Shevlin, Cow’s Lane Design Studio; Shirt, €45, Autograph, M&S.
From left: Carl: Trilby, €85, John Shevlin; Waistcoat and trousers from 'The Christian' three-piece by Darren Kennedy for Louis Copeland, €1,095; Shirt, €149, and tie, €79, Louis Copeland. James: Shirt, €215, Nicole Farhi, Harvey Nichols; Braces, €34, M&S; Jeans, €140, Levi, Harvey Nichols; Boots, €95, M&S. Laura, Hat, €95, Dirty Fabulous; Striped jumpsuit, €74, M&S; blouse €79, Coast. Faye: Yellow Dress, €1,210, Preen, BT2, Dundrum; Sandals, €70, Buffalo; Vintage necklace, €180, and earrings, €95, Dirty Fabulous.
Faye: Vintage dress with purple blooms, €260, and necklace, €180, Dirty Fabulous; Shoes, €108, Whistles, BT2, Dundrum Town Centre. Laura: Black and white jumpsuit, €77, M&S; Hat, €25, Carousel, Dublin 2; Brogues, €140, Buffalo.
From left: Faye: Blouse, €49, M&S; Skirt, €59, Carousel; Shoes, €108, Whistles, BT2, Dundrum. Carl: Suit, €640, shirt, €130, Tiger of Sweden, Harvey Nichols. Brogues, €249, Louis Copeland. Laura: Pleated blouse, €221, Pinko, Harvey Nichols; Waistcoat, €145, The Kooples, BT2; Trousers, €109, Coast.
From left: Faye: Top, €275, and skirt, €290, Alice and Olivia, Harvey Nichols. Laura: Hat, €25, Carousel; Jacket, €120, M&S; Jumper, €39, Carousel; Trousers, €70, M&S. James: Cap, €37, M&S; Knitted top, €250, Nicole Farhi, Harvey Nichols; Trousers, €149 and brogues, €249, Louis Copeland.

This week, our shoot took inspiration from the new Guinness TV advert, Intolerant Champion which was set in 1930s' New York and tells the story of music scout John Hammond who overlooked racial segregation to champion great jazz. The shoot brings to life the vibrancy and energy from the ad, transporting us to a 1930s' club scene.

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Stylist Roxanne Parker says: "Miuccia Prada took inspiration from the 1930s for her Autumn/ Winter 2016 show, held in Milan. This is a hot trend that is only going to intensify as the season progresses. For this shoot, we took inspiration from the masculine trend that started to filter into the 1930s with wide-cut trousers and brogue-style shoes offering women the freedom to enjoy the jazz age and move more freely.

"There was also a very feminine trend running through the 1930s, with cut-on-bias dresses, tea dresses and T-bar sandals, which was a nice antidote to the masculine trend.

"The fashion-led man is moving away from the structured hipster look into a relaxed and casual style with Henley tops, authentic Levi jeans and workman's boots," says Roxanne.

Styling & production: Roxanne Parker

Photography: Daniel Holfeld, danielholfeld.com

Hair: Stephen Kelly, Zeba, 60 South William Street

Make-Up: Ken Boylan, kenboylan.com

Models: Faye Dinsmore & Laura O'Shea @ AR Model Management; Carl Shaaban, Morgan The Agency; James McDonald, Lockdown Models, Cork

Double bass player: Cormac O'Brien

Shot on location at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery, St James's Gate, Dublin.

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