Stephen James – The New Breed Of Male Fashions
To succeed within the mannequin business at the moment takes ability. Lengthy gone are the times when a tall, toned physique and completely symmetrical face would assure work (not to mention, fame). Though perfection is welcomed, leading edge editorials and magazines are on the lookout for that little bit extra nowadays. There are Cara´s eyebrows and Bianca´s tooth hole. Even the boys have their calling card, with Jon Kortajarena´s final mattress head hair and David (Dandy) Gandy´s piercing blue eyes. Having a ripped physique with an 8 pack additionally will get you seen. In 2014 MSF was one of many the primary to discover and interview Ricki Corridor Britain’s Beard and Tattoo mannequin. It was already then we started to note a brand new pattern for menswear. Due to this fact it involves no shock that one up and coming mannequin is re-writing the principles of health modelling, fairly actually.
Former skilled footballer, Stephen James physique is considerably of a residing canvas. His completely sculpted physique is encapsulated from head to toe with intricate tattoo artwork. From portraiture to icons and geometric patterns, James´s physique is greater than a showcase for ink. Beneath the steering of his company, Storm fashions in London, the Hammersmith born magnificence has turn into considerably of a modelling sensation each out and in the studio, having labored with purchasers comparable to Philipp Plein and Calvin Klein sitting alongside a social media fan base of effectively over 1,000,000 followers plus.
When he´s not in Barcelona, Milan, Paris or New York, Stephen candidly says that he would ´a lot relatively be at house listening to The Smiths´. His laborious edged picture strikes an actual juxtaposition in opposition to a smooth spoken voice and shy persona, which aren’t the 2 most typical attributes at the moment´s fashions possess. Scouting for fame and fortune had been by no means high of his standards. In truth, he fairly actually fell into modelling. ¨I used to be residing in Barcelona and enjoying soccer there after I obtained damage, and I used to be scouted whereas in rehab for the harm. So modelling was bit sudden, however I had considered it previous to that. As I travelled for soccer, I’d all the time choose up modelling playing cards from completely different companies, nevertheless it wasn’t till I had the issue with the harm that I made a decision, why not give this a attempt. Fortunately it’s labored out thus far.¨
The most important factor about me is that I’m really very shy. I’m not assured in sure conditions. However with the success I’ve been experiencing, I’ve discovered to be a bit extra approachable and open – Stephen James
Having lately achieved over a million followers on Instagram, Stephen by no means actually took the energy of social media severely till he was influenced by some pals. ¨Getting used to sharing a lot was completely different for me since I’d by no means had Fb or Myspace, any of that.¨ After having Instagram for a number of months, he was contacted immediately and given the prospect to be in a music video with singer Victoria Daineko. The protection and response he achieved from his satisfied him of its value. ¨ From that second I noticed the facility of social media. It has the pull to herald jobs, revenue and to let folks uncover you. After that, I began placing within the effort and taking it severely as a platform¨.
Stephen enjoys an virtually fixed interplay together with his followers, however constructing a strong platform has taken a little bit time. ¨At some point you get 10 feedback, one other you get 100, and all of a sudden you discover you’ve constructed a following.¨ Travelling incessantly signifies that generally he doesn’t have the time to answer to each remark, however does make a aware effort to replace his fan pages reguarly.¨I attempt to keep in contact with my fan pages, as a result of on the finish of the day I’ve gotten this far due to their assist¨. This provides him a great feeling to know that individuals from all around the world are devoting their time and power to his profession, plus the truth that followers can submit photograph´s from editorials that he hasn´t seen earlier than.
A number of years in the past, while enjoying soccer in Prague, Stephen obtained his first tattoo, a Star of David on his proper elbow. Having had a number of pals who had been tattoo artists, he used to hang around in the studios, however by no means had the urge to get inked. ¨My pals would by no means give me a tattoo. They’d all the time inform me that I’d remorse it, so I obtained my first tattoo at a random store. After that, my pals had been all high quality tattooing me. I feel they simply didn’t wish to do this first one.¨
It offers me a great feeling to know that individuals from all around the world are devoting their time and power to my profession in addition to tagging me in editorials that I haven´t seen but – Stephen James
A fascination for high quality arts led him to have his complete arm tattooed when he was in Barcelona. ¨I began learning Salvador Dali´s life and works and I grew to become fascinated together with his persona. I discovered numerous similarities between us, given the way in which he was perceived as being eccentric¨ one thing which James had skilled numerous, enjoying soccer. On his proper arm, a placing picture of Morrissey takes delight of place ¨I grew up listening to him and The Smiths. I’ve a giant connection to that form of music and their lyrics. I used my left arm for my creative inspirations, and my proper one for a British theme.¨ Music clearly made its mark on his pores and skin as all his favorite artists from youth have been immortalised. Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees, Ian Dury from the Blockheads and Robert Smith from The Treatment are a number of the acoustic the Aristocracy that function. ¨Among the tattoos are very intricate, so it’s not like I might go to my native store and get them performed. There are a number of the place I’ve needed to journey, or wait months and months with a purpose to get them performed.¨ Fortunately in the long run, this has all come collectively.
Having presently modelled for 2 and a half years, Stephen has seen a actual change within the business and the way tattoos and physique artwork are perceived. Throughout his first assignments in Spain, he seen the market was extra conservative and shut minded than in England.¨ They don’t like numerous edgy stuff, so I needed to show myself two or thrice over. Now I discover going to jobs is a lot simpler as tattoos have turn into the norm, however my neck, head and hand tattoos had been laborious for folks to just accept, particularly for the extra conservative manufacturers out there.¨
With a sustained worldwide success and a number of other new campaigns within the pipeline for 2016, Stephen is popping his consideration from tattoos to health.¨ I used to be simply capable of do my first Males’s Well being cowl in Spain and that was a giant deal for me. I’d like to someday create my very own health label and get extra concerned with that business as effectively.¨ Having attended the newest Mr Universe competitors as a visitor fuelled his fascination for the game, however clarified the issue of how closely dominated the business is by steroids. ¨It will be nice to problem that notion and present that each one it takes to have a profession in health is tough work and dedication¨ one thing that Stephen clearly has in abundance, in addition to tattoos.
MenStyleFashion already in 2014 was speaking concerning the rise of the Sportstars coming into the world of male modeling. Whether or not retired or not it appears the male modeling is coming into its personal for menswear.