Captured backstage by Becky Maynes, we spotted the beautiful Elite Models London 2012 winner Connor Doherty modelling an insanely gorgeous cropped, cream boiled-wool jacket complete with THE most perfect oversized mariner’s collar. The look was matched with a chunky turtleneck fisherman’s jumper, an icy metallic gold belt and oversized trousers tucked into socks and boots.
Winter has now been confirmed as our favourite season for menswear, and we’ve still got two days left of the London collections to go. Just one question… Any chance we can get those boots in a size 4?
After the show we caught up with two of the Topman AW13 models and familiar faces to us, Conor Doherty (Elite Models) and Simon Kuzmickas (FM Models). Portrait images below by Cecilie Harris.
Conor is already a Boys by Girls sweetheart and we wanted to hear all about his experience walking for such a super brand and collection as Topman. FM boy Simon, we met just before running away for Christmas treats in lands far away, and captured a lovely editorial with him. So something to look forward to for all. By the time we got to Simon just minutes after the show, he had already ruined his beautiful hairstyle created by the Topman AW13 team headed up by Matt Mulhall at Streeters, with a hat and cigarette in his hair. That's our boy.
Conor, what was it like to walk for the Topman AW13 collection?
It was my first big show, so it was really fun. I was a bit nervous when we were lining up, but once I got out there I was in my zone and really enjoyed it!
What did you think of the Topman Autumn Winter 2013 collection?
The collection was really nice, there were some lovely clothes there. The boots were very ****ing nice. It was so warm as well whilst we were queuing up! haha
And lots of white, we like white!
Yes lots of white. It was more cream though, but yeh lots of that this season. And lots of bright oranges and reds. The contrasts in the colours was amazing. The white, red, orange and black.
Are you excited for the rest of today?
Yep, I've got another show as well today so I'm off to that in a bit. So now that I have one show under my belt, I already feel confidence for the next one and really look forward to it.
Have you got any fashion advise for other dudes?
Don't try to copy everyone else, be yourself and wear what you like wearing.
"Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."