Friday 20 October 2017

Is there anything he can't do? Hozier makes modelling debut in AW16 campaign for one of his favourite designers

Hozier for John Varvatos. Photo: Danny Clynch
Hozier for John Varvatos. Photo: Danny Clynch
Hozier for John Varvatos. Photo: Danny Clynch
Hozier for John Varvatos. Photo: Danny Clynch
Hozier for John Varvatos. Photo: Danny Clynch

Meadhbh McGrath

After announcing he would be taking a break from music, Hozier is trying his hand at a modelling career.

The 6’5” Wicklow native fronts the autumn-winter campaign for American menswear designer John Varvatos.

In the campaign, shot by photographer Danny Clinch, the 26-year-old is pictured wearing a shearling motorcycle jacket, a leather peacoat and a hand-knit alpaca shawl cardigan.

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Hozier for John Varvatos. Photo: Danny Clynch

“I had a connection when I first heard his song Take Me to Church,” Varvatos told WWD.

“I call him a renaissance man. He’s a young man who looks at the world, at all the things that are happening, and how people are treated.

“He’s a bit of a poet, and he’s a very handsome guy. All the boxes kind of checked. He was already a customer and was such a pleasure to work with.”

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Hozier for John Varvatos. Photo: Danny Clynch

In addition to the campaign, Hozier filmed a new music video for his song To Be Alone featuring clothing from the collection, inspired by the 1960s concert performances of Bob Dylan.

The singer-songwriter told Billboard that he loves Varvatos’ designs, which he described as “this incredibly rare thing where elegance just meets sheer badass”.

“There’s a wonderful spirit in the clothing,” he said, praising the rock and roll influence on the campaign.

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Hozier for John Varvatos. Photo: Danny Clynch

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