elysium.exclusive: Simon Says

Stylist Ferry Van Der Nat Photography Petrovsky & Ramone

"They had Simon, the model, jumping around like crazy in very beautiful but rather stiff fabric suits, and the mood was set"

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Credits from left to right - Digital printed shirt & jacket: Marius Op 't Eynde / Digital printed jacket, shirt & pant: Marius Op 't Eynde / Shoes: A.P.C. / Paper pleated dress: Joshua Enker / Shoes: A.P.C. / Underwear: THE WHITE BRIEFS / Digital printed jacket, long john pant & racer shirt: Marius Op 't Eynde / Shoes: A.P.C. / Custom made Fanbase t-shirt by Petrovsky & Ramone / Pelican woven sweater: Pablo Londono Sarria / Digital printed suit, runner jacket: Marius Op 't Eynde / Shoes: A.P.C.

'Petrovsky & Ramone are well known for their vibrant, lively and daring photography. They fearlessly travel and conquer the world - they're not afraid of anything. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them on this shoot

The whole story materialised on the day of the shoot at the office/studio of Petrovsky & Ramone, right in the middle of the red-light district. They had Simon, the model, jumping around like crazy in very beautiful but rather stiff fabric suits, and the mood was set

I spotted Simon at an academy show and was immediately struck by his blond hair and blue eyes. Though he might look boyish, there is serious depth to him. He is a very special person with a keen interest for the arts and fashion. He plans to apply for Central Saint Martin’s next year. At only 16, he's so young, I see a great future ahead for him

The clothes I used were all created by very young and freshly graduated designers. My selection began with graphically printed suits by Marius op t eynde, who completed his internship with Alexander McQueen. This is reflected in the fine tailoring and finishing of his clothes. I combined this with the paper (**not sure what this is**) and jeans, a graphic, pleated 'man-dress' and a massively oversized hand-woven pelican-printed gangster sweater by Pablo Londonno Serra. Worn together with pristine white stockings and black shoes, it was a fantastic mix I think'


PHOTOGRAPHY PETROVSKY & RAMONE @ MANJA OTTEN PM
FASHION EDITOR FERRY VAN DER NAT @ UNIT C.M.A
GROOMING INGRID VAN HEMERT @ HOUSEODORANGE FOR BUMBLE&BUMBLE
MODEL SIMON FITSKIE @ TONY JONES MM

MARIUS OP T EYNDE WWW.MARIUSOPTEYNDE.COM
PABLO LONDONNO SARRIA WWW.PABLOLONDONOSARRIA.COM
JOSHUA ENKER jsh.nkr@chello.nl
A.P.C. http://www.apc.fr/
THE WHITE BRIEFS http://www.thewhitebriefs.com/


Read our Interview with Fashion Editor Ferry Van Der Nat