Hey Boy

Something for the boys. Or the girls. Or the boys.

Jordan Barrett requires no introduction. Or at least, he won’t in a few minutes. And he certainly won’t in a few months. Having just finished acing it on the menswear show circuit (closing Moschino, no less), JB is currently continuing to ace the snowglobe that is New York City – and rightly so, as there appears to be very few things left for him to ace in the Australian industry.

Aside from shooting with yours truly, of course. Which is what he did. And here we are. Something for the boys. Or the girls. Or the boys.

However you want to see it.

It’s no secret that I’ve always had a soft spot for menswear. I always end up pulling boy shirts, boy jeans and boy bomber jackets to tie up and layer in womenswear styling work. There’s just a more generous quantity of fabric and thus structural options to play with. Hell, I buy so many of my outerwear in the smallest men’s sizes possible just for their aggressively broad shoulders and delicious lack of waist (embarrassingly or serendipitously, the Viktor & Rolf blazer that fit Jordan like a damn glove in our first shot is mine from this time last year in Paris).

So it seems natural to be finally shooting and styling boys – and Jordan is as natural as they come. We smashed the whole shoot in a couple of hours, purely accredited to JB’s easy movement, knowledge of light, and responsiveness to instruction. Jordan, try Paolo Roversi studio life contemplation vibe. Jordan, just repeat that throwing on your jacket as you’re getting out of the car kind of movement.

Nailed it every time.

Enjoy.

PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING Margaret Zhang

MODEL Jordan Barrett @ IMG

Jordan wears Ermenegildo Zegna Couture, Viktor & Rolf, H&M, and ASOS throughout, Lexus NX

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About

Margaret Zhang 章凝 is an Australian-born-Chinese director, photographer, stylist and writer based between New York and Shanghai. Since establishing her website in 2009, Margaret has gone on to work with global brands including CHANEL, UNIQLO, Swarovski, YEEZY, Bulgari, Gucci, MATCHES, Under Armour, and Louis Vuitton in a wide range of capacities both in front of and behind the camera, while completing her Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws at The University of Sydney. Margaret’s directing, photography, and styling has been employed by the likes of VOGUE, L’Officiel, Harper’s BAZAAR, NYLON, Marie Claire, GRAZIA and ELLE internationally. She has been listed in Forbes Asia’s 30Under30 and TimeOut’s 40Under40, and her work has been recognized as shaping the international fashion industry by the Business of Fashion BoF500 Index for the past four consecutive years. She went on to be the first Asian face to cover ELLE Australia. In 2016, she co-founded BACKGROUND, a global consultancy for which she specialises in Western-to-Chinese and Chinese-to-Western cultural bridging for a range of luxury, lifestyle, and brand initiatives. In 2017, she exhibited a series of 39 unseen photographic works as a solo show in Sydney, and premiered her first short film – a 15-minute exploration of her visceral relationship with classical music on both performance and abstract planes – to critical acclaim.

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General enquiries bookings@margaretzhang.com.au