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OLIVER SPENCER X RANKIN AW15

A CELEBRATION OF FRIENDS, FAVOURITE CHAIRS AND MENSWEAR

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Oliver Spencer + RANKIN AW15

AW15 sees a collaboration of like minds. Celebrated London based designer, Oliver Spencer and iconic photographer and creative director, Rankin have joined forces to celebrate fans of the brand. The book brings together some of Oliver’s most esteemed friends, with his favourite chair, shot by his favourite lensman.

At Oliver Spencer, it’s a firm belief that it is those men who choose to wear the collections that make the brand. Without personalities to inhabit them, clothes are just pieces of material, which need to be worn to come alive. With that in mind, what better way to share key looks from the AW15 collection than to put this community in centre stage. Rankin’s keen eye and un-paralleled ability to stop time, capturing a moment of true, often heartfelt emotion and personality showcase and give thanks to those who have supported and given their time for this portfolio.

Mirroring the collections, friends involved are dynamic from rising British actor Callum Turner; Monocle Magazine Fashion Director and consultant, Take Sato; Jason Grissing Ocado founder; Mags Revell Vice President, Live Music at Goldenvoice/AEG Live; John Bradbury, drummer of iconic Brit Ska band, The Specials; Alex James, Blur Bassist and new found cheese monger; Radio DJ Nihal Arthanayake; hairstylist Johnnie Sapong; celebrated British artist, Conrad Shawcross; Dumi Oburota, co-founder of Disturbing London and finally skateboarder Thomas Harrison.

Oliver Spencer: “The chance of working with Rankin was too good to be missed, I’ve always loved his work. He’s also a customer therefore that gave him a connection to the brand. We decided to base the shoot around 11 of my favourite customers, who are all moving and shaping things in London. I asked Rankin to concentrate on shooting the subjects focusing on their personalities, the end result was very special.”

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