03 | thomas harvey | fashion designer
Thomas is a menswear fashion designer who started attracting attention in 2018, as he was finishing up his end of year collection at the London College of Fashion. Disheartened by the lack of opportunities for final year students to showcase their work Thomas and his classmates formed a collective called Burn The Man and held a runway show of their own at the Nicholls & Clarke showrooms in Shoreditch.
On a hot and sweaty evening in June, I visited Thomas at his design studio in Bethnal Green to talk about his menswear brand, MMRMS, how music is essential to his creative process, and why finding the right people to share a studio with is all-important to producing great work. Check out more of Thomas' work here, and here on Instagram. See his work inspired by the Barrington Levy song, Here I Come, mentioned in our conversation here.
02 | kate hamilton | writer and editor
Kate Hamilton is a writer, editor, and most recently, Content Director of the agency she co-founded, Sonder and Tell. Having long admired Kate's work for Suitcase Magazine, and more recently, her project to raise money for the charity, Women for Women International, I was excited to sit down with her to ask about her process, and all that creating things entails.
01 | alex leese | photographer
At the start of March, I sat down with photographer, Alex Leese in her West London home. Alex has been published and commissioned by world-renowned fashion brands and publications but I was most keen to talk to her about her personal project, Boys of Hong Kong. In this recording, we chat about creative process and collaboration, the importance of personal projects and why humans feel the need to create things.
Find out more about Alex’s ‘Boys of Hong Kong’ zine and film here; an introduction to the new generation of Hong Kong boys deviating from the toxic tropes of masculinity. Meanwhile, don’t miss updates on her more recent work over on Instagram.
Great people doing cool stuff in interesting places. Things to get you thinking and fill you with ideas so you can move forward and create wonderful things yourself.