I'm Conor Doherty, I'm 16 and I'm from West London.
We love that you give yourself a thumbs up when saying your name.
Of course, you've got to.
You've just won Elite Model Look 2012! How did you end up in the competition?
I was scouted by a guy doing an internship at Elite Models London, so I was really lucky. And then I ended up winning, which I'm still half in shock about. At the start I was quite nervous, but I'm really getting into it now.
How are you feeling about starting this journey as a model?
It's so different to what I'd usually do. I was never really into fashion or modelling, but now that I'm sort of wrapped up in it, it's really fun. I'd really love to travel to New York, Paris and Tokyo and wherever modelling would take me.
How has your first few weeks of modelling been like?
I've shot with Rankin for Hunger Magazine, shot of Hero Magazine and also done catwalk shows. And of course Boys by Girls.
What do you do in your spare time?
I do sports, like football and rugby.
Are you good?
I used to be quite good at football.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Subways! I love Subways. In the last week I've probably eaten at least 50 inches of subway. But that's gotta stop now though, cause I need to get in shape. There is a Subway right next to the Elite headquarters, so it's so tempting haha.
Can you give us three random facts
I don't like toes. I wear two pairs of socks cause I don't like them. They look like little aliens to me. Look…. Oh no, I can't believe I just touched my feet. I love shoes though.
I'm on the 4th Floor right now, where you shot your last issue "The 4th FLoor". That's pretty cool.
I'm catholic, and when I was young once at a quite big mass my mother was trying to keep me quiet and went "Look, there's father Sean, there's father Patrick" and apparently I screamed very loudly "Where's father Christmas?"
Did you used to believe in Santa Claus?
Yes of course! I still do. He's real. I at least believe in the spirit of him. Everything feels a little warmer at Christmas.
Is there anything else you'd like our readers to know about you?
I'm single haha.
You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches
The press release states that neither brand enjoys the connotations of the word ‘collaboration’, which suggests that the pairing really is-for lack of a better word-organic, that is that either side actually enjoys working with the other and vice versa. Be it a clever marketing strategy or the real deal, A.P.C. and Carhartt Work In Progress have teamed up once again and Clash is only too happy.
Fusing the taste and simplicity of the upmarket French brand with the urban credentials and smart design of the US founded label, the latest range features a clean colour palette primarily made up of Hamilton brown, navy, white and grey, while details include red satin quilting and silver chain inner ‘hem’ (on the jacket), multiple pockets (on the jeans) and for the basic tees labels on the inside and out; branding is apparent but simultaneously discreet.
Launched with events both in Paris and London, the cross channel project-“Boat Mates” as A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou and Carhartt’s creative dirtector Arnaud Faeh call it-is their third outing together and looks set to gain similarly positive responses that welcomed the first two collections. An inadvertent nod to all things hip, unlike so many partnerships this one has unity on side.