Is there anything he can't do? Hozier makes modelling debut in AW16 campaign for one of his favourite designers
Published 29/07/2016 | 19:38
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.
“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.”
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.