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PAUSE Presents:

BOYS OF SUMMER LONDON

 Class of 2018

Ahead, opportunity, powerful & diverse are some of the words our Boys of Summer London class of 2018 used to describe the city. Together all of their voices have echoed what London has always stood for and currently still represents.

As with every year, we highlight the emerging creatives on the scene but this year we also went deeper and wanted to explore new London. The bustling metropolis and it’s new skyline, so we shot at the Royal Docks in East London.

Photographer: Terence Sambo // @terencesambo
Fashion Editor: Terence Sambo // @terencesambo
Junior Fashion Editor: Rhys Marcus Jay // @rhysmarcusjay
Assistant Stylists: Taija Weekes & Suril Patel // @taija_leorelle & @suril__
Editor/Interviewer: Johnson Gold // @JohnsonGold

Michael

Name: Michael Monfort-Tennant
Age: 19
Instagram: @michaelmonten
What do you do?
I am on a gap year so I’ve been travelling the world and exploring new opportunities
What do you love about what you do?
I have the freedom to do whatever I like right now and channel my creativity into things I’m passionate about
One word to describe your style:
Exclusive
Three brands we will find in your wardrobe:
Raf Simons, Gucci, Helmut Lang
Your favourite fashion brand at the moment?
Alyx
What do you love about London?

The diversity which allows a lot of different trends created by different cultures

Describe London in one word:
Home

Clothing Credits: Shirt: Prada, Top: Prada, Trousers: JW Anderson, Trainers: Gucci

Maximilian

Name: Maximilian K Ephson – Clarke
Age: 22
Instagram: @maxi.millz

What do you do?

I run a creative platform called @somethingtohateon with two of my friends, we throw art exhibitions, parties and showcase events in London and other cities like New York, Copenhagen, Tokyo

What do you love about what you do?

It gives me and my friends the opportunity to explore other cities and meet different types of people with similar interests.

One word to describe your style:

SHO

Three brands we will find in your wardrobe:

Something To Hate On, Maharishi, and Rochambeau.

Who is your favourite fashion brand at the moment?

Palmer pouch, he’s innovative and Sho

What do you love about London?

It’s just wavy, the collective & brands coming out of my city are second to none to be honest

Describe London in one word:

Ahead

Clothing Credits: Jacket: Feng Chen Wang, T-Shirt: Something to Hate On x Tia O’donnell, Trousers: Chin Menswear International, Trainers: Converse

Taylor

Name: Taylor-Kae Knott
Age: 18
Instagram: @taylorkaeknott
What do you do?
Dancer, music producer, and student
What do you love about what you do?
I love being able to create and to be able to be in a space where I can express my ideas and pass them on
One word to describe your style
Clean
Three brands we will find in your wardrobe:
Nike, Urban Outfitters, and Adidas
Who is your favourite fashion brand at the moment?

Gucci

What do you love about London?
The creative people/minds that are here
Describe London in one word:
Exclusive

Clothing Credits: Outfit: Self Made, Trainers: Balenciaga Triple S’

Mudi

Name: Mudi Sama
Age: 21
Instagram: @mudisama
What do you do?
I try to explore as much as I can but at the moment I model, shoot pictures and now I’m working on other skills and learning how to design clothes
What do you love about what you do?
Being able to meet and connect with people, learn and travel
One word to describe your style:
Tactical
Three brands we will find in your wardrobe:
MAINS, Nike, A COLD WALL
Who is your favourite fashion brand at the moment?
I don’t really have a favourite brand at the moment as I tend to wear clothes from upcoming brands mostly. However, I’m currently working on my own brand called BACKBONE, the first release drops very soon and I am really excited about it
What do you love about London?
The grind, getting up everyday knowing this could be the day your life changes forever
Describe London in one word:
ACTIVE

Clothing Credits: Jacket: Martine Rose @ Browns Fashion, T-shirt: Future Surf, Trousers: Tourne De Transmission, Trainers: Nike

Taryl

Name: Taryl Boothe
Age: 21
Instagram: @tarylboothe
What do you do?
I am an undergraduate recently graduated, studied at the University of the Arts London, my degree is in Design for Art Direction
What do you love about what you do?
Coming up with conceptual ideas and creating something from nothing, I love seeing thoughts/ideas become a trend
One word to describe your style:
Notable
Three brands we will find if your wardrobe:
COMME des Garçons, Yeezy, and H&M
Who is your favourite fashion brand at the moment:
Burberry is my favourite brand, all the new season stuff is just the best. All the old stuff coming back, they killed the sweater/sweatpants & Riccardo Tisci’s new monogram print is going to add a new twist to the brand
What do you love about London:
It has always an escape for me, the diversity and cool people always have me motivated & there is always stuff going on
Describe London in one word:
Social

Clothing Credits: Outfit: Xander Zhou, Trainers: Yeezy Boost 500

Callum

Name: Callum Mullin
Age: 19
Instagram: @callummullin
What do you do?
I do a lot… finished school now and working on my first small clothing collection, producing music soon to be released, I also like making videos/photography. I guess I also occasionally model and wear cool stuff on Insta too
What do you love about what you do?
I love the way doing creative stuff chills me out and makes me happy. I also have to love what I do if its what I’m going to be doing for a large chunk of my life. I’d rather focus on my own success, rather than working for someone else and helping their vision succeed. I also like having a small Insta following/modelling because of all the opportunities I get with various brands
One word to describe your style:
Broad
Three brands we will find in your wardrobe:
You’ll find lots of random stuff from charity stores, Gosha Rubchinskiy and Vetements (and like 6 pairs of Raf x Adidas)
Who is your favourite fashion brand at the moment?
Favourite brand is Vetements or Balenciaga, I love Demna Gvasalia’s different outlook on fashion
What do you love about London?
I love the fact that due to living in London I get to meet and be surrounded by so many people being successful at what they do which is pretty inspiring. I also like the opportunities I get due to being in London
Describe London in one word:
Unique

Clothing Credits: Top: Martine Rose @ Browns Fashion, Trousers: Callum’s Own, Trainers: Maison Margiela, Jewellery: Callum’s Own

Wisdom

Name: Wisdom Onwubiko
Age: 17
Instagram: @boywis
What do you do?
I’m currently at school going into my second year of A-levels. I’m studying law, English, and media. I am also a model
What do you love about what you do?
I love the fact that I get to travel quite often and meet new people
One word to describe your style:
Individual
Three brands we will find in your wardrobe:
Supreme, Gucci & Nike
Who is your favourite fashion brand at the moment?
Louis Vuitton
What do you love about London?
It’s multicultural. London gives the opportunity for people to strive in their chosen field. Especially the fashion
Describe London in one word:
Home

Clothing Credits: Jacket: Feng Chen Wang, Turtle Neck: Daniel Fletcher, Trousers: Feng Chen Wang, Trainers: RAF Simons x Adidas

Shaq

Name: DamnShaq
Age: 21
Instagram: @DamnShaq
What do you do?
I’m a DJ, Presenter. Currently on Reprezent Radio Saturday’s 1-3PM and on Kyra TV’s Bad Canteen
What do you love about what you do?
I love being able to contribute to people having a good time, there’s no better feeling than seeing people enjoying themselves. I just try to spread as much positive energy and good vibes as possible
One word to describe your style:
Me (LOOOOOL only thing that came to mind)
Three brands we will find in your wardrobe:
Nike, Trapstar, UO
Who is your favourite fashion brand at the moment?
Currently, I’m really feeling Corteiz, they’ve released some serious Tees this year
What do you love about London?
I love London because it’s a place where anything can happen, you could be a footstep away from a life-changing opportunity. You also meet so many unique and talented individuals. From a music standpoint, the UK music scene is thriving and is constantly churning out fire riddims with a range of different sounds
Describe London in one word:
Diverse

Clothing Credits: Outfit: Iceberg, Trainers: Nike @ Schuh

Felix

Name: Felix Spooner
Age: 21
Instagram: @_felixspooner_
What do you do?
Model
What do you love about what you do?
Travelling and Meeting new people
One word to describe your style:
Personal
Three brands we will find in your wardrobe:
Raf, Balenciaga, Ozwald Boating
Who is your favourite fashion brand at the moment?
Raf Simons
What do you love about London?
The opportunities that are available for any age
Describe London in one word:
Powerful

Clothing Credits: Jacket: Burberry @ Browns Fashion, T-Shirt: Helmut Lang @ Browns Fashion, Trousers: Models’ Own, Trainers: Acne Studios, Bag: Chanel

Tom

Name: Tom Austin
Age: 17 Years Young
Instagram: @ihatetomaustin
What do you do?
I make clothes when I’m bored, I take photos of my friends and I annoy my mum on a regular basis
What do you love about what you do?
I’m able to be my own boss, create and put things out into the world that didn’t exist five minutes ago
One word to describe your style:
Inconsistent
Three brands we will find in your wardrobe:
Nike, Stone Island, and Old Prada
Who is your favourite fashion brand at the moment?
Crowd London
What do you love about London?
How everyone knows and supports each other
Describe London in one word:
Very big

Clothing Credits: Polo-shirt: 3.PARADIS, Jeans: Y-Project @ Browns Fashion, Boots: Dr. Marten x Martin Asbjorn

Stanley

Name: Stanley
Age: 18
Instagram: @by.stanley
What do you do?
I model and am about to start studying fashion design menswear at Central St. Martins
What do you love about what you do?
I love being creative and expressing my mind through fashion. Also getting exposed to all these brands and fashion promotion when I’m modelling
One word to describe your style:
Chill
Three brands we will find in your wardrobe:
Yeezy, Stussy & Cav Empt
What is your favourite fashion brand at the moment:
Yeezy
What do you love about London:
The urban culture
Describe London in one word:
Diverse

Clothing Credits: Outfit: Futuresurf, Trainers: RAF Simons x Adidas, Glasses: Gentle Monster

Jordan

Name: Jordan Charles
Age: 25 years young
Instagram: @jazzyjordz

What do you do?

Hustle: Model/presenter & I host events

What do you love about what you do?

Inspiring people and making change

One word to describe your style:

Cazj

Three brands we will find in your wardrobe:

Gucci, Versace & somebody

Who is your favourite fashion brand at the moment?

That one with the collabs and all the hype

What do you love about London?

You can really be yourself, everyone’s too caught up in their own shit to care

Describe London in one word:

London

Clothing Credits: Outfit: Qasimi, Trainers: Axel Arigato

Jameel

Name: Jameel Hussey
Age: 20
Instagram: @jh.official
What do you do?
I’m a second-year uni student and I also model
What do you love about what you do?
I believe what I love about modelling is the massive range of people I meet. I’ve met some really great people who I can safely say are either good friends or really valuable connections. I’m a massive fan for travelling and exploring, modelling for the past year has definitely given me that opportunity which I just see as a blessing
One word to describe your style:
Experimental
Three brands we will find in your wardrobe:
Nike is definitely a brand you’ll see without fail from my clothes to my creps. Probably Stone Island and Comme des Garçons
Who is your favourite fashion brand at the moment?
I’d say it’s OFF-WHITE. If you know me, you know I love my trainers and with the fire, they keep releasing probably them. The clothes are sick too so I’m interested to see more of the Louis Vuitton collaborations
What do you love about London?
I love that there’s so much respect to people being themselves, fashion has definitely become more of a way to express that
Describe London in one word:
Trendy

Clothing Credits: Outfit: Bianca Saunders, Trainers: A Cold Wall, Sunglasses: Stylist’s Own

Elijah

Name: Elijah Horne
Age: 18
Instagram: @elijahorne
What do you do?
I use photographs to create stories and document happenings
What do you love about what you do?
I love being able to express myself through my art, and that doing so gives me the chance to meet people I am inspired by
One word to describe your style:
Functional
Three brands we will find in your wardrobe:
Levis, Carhartt, Gosha Rubchinskiy
Who is your favourite fashion brand at the moment?
Our Legacy
What do you love about London?
The people I meet and the ambitions they carry
Describe London in one word:
Opportunity

Clothing Credits: Outfit: Martin Asbjorn, Trainers: Axel Arigato

Jonah

Name: Jonah
Age: 19
Instagram: @fourjonah
What do you do?
I’m a freelance model
What do you love about what you do?
I love getting put into various looks especially ones that I would actually wear in real life. And also the exposure that comes with modelling
One word to describe your style:
Classic
Three brands we will find in your wardrobe:
Yeezy, Dickies & GAP
Who is your favourite fashion brand at the moment?
Yeezy
What do you love about London?
There are so many people here from different cultures and backgrounds and also there are loads of opportunities here especially in the creative industry
Describe London in one word:
Lively

Clothing Credits: Jacket: Feng Chen Wang x Levis, Top: Places  + Faces, Jeans: Feng Chen Wang, Trainers: Yeezy 500 Boost, Rings: Models’ Own

Join the discussion One Comment

  • Michael says:

    Great article and good seeing some Chinese clothing brands that were used here . Hope PAUSE can come to Shanghai fashion week in the future to see more talented young designers here in China

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