SERGE MEETS | RYAN

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Model: Ryan Davies-Hall
Photographer: Hannah Miles

What kick started your Tattoo addiction?
Like they say, once you get one your more than likely going to carry on getting tattooed. That’s kinda what happened and now look at me.

Tell us an interesting story about one of your tattoos.
I have so many interesting stories to my tattoos. Anything from turning up to day sittings straight from the club to covering an ex girlfriends name with a full ass piece. Take your pick, haha.

How did you get into modelling?
I kind of fell into the modelling game, it started with a banter conversation with one of my favourite photographers on twitter then a couple of weeks later I was stood practically naked in his studio. From then onwards it just blew up for me.

How do you juggle your job with modelling?
It’s hard work, I mean sometimes I feel like I’m running two full time jobs at once, with numerous amounts of travelling & spending half of my life in hotels but surely that’s part of the fun, right?!

Whats the weirdest hair cut you’ve ever given?
I do quite a few crazy designs for people but once i got asked to shave a cannabis leaf in to the back of some chicks hair, I was like ok cool let’s do it.

Have you got any exciting projects coming up?
Yeah, I got some pretty dope music videos coming up and I’m on set for some killer projects but I’m gunna have to keep that shit exclusive.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
5 years. I can’t predict where i’l be next year, I live my life so spontaneously, the only thing I plan is to be successful in both the barbering and modelling. Let’s just see what happens with the rest. As a wise friend told me, “Make paper, bounce”, that’s kinda what I’m following.

Favourite piece from the Serge DeNimes SS16 collection?
Favourite piece(s) – that’s gotta be the red So Serge short sleeve hoodie & short combo. Such a hard outfit!

Instagram: @ryan_davieshall


SERGE MEETS | BRANDON

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Model: Brandon Williams
Photographer: Kim Jobson 

How did you get into modelling?
I got into my modelling by my father. He always said Brandon you should model. I actually look a lot like him.

Is full time modelling your main job?
No it’s not currently I’m a personal trainer in Bermondsey. Shout out Bermondsey! I want to eventually be be a full time model. Modelling is becoming a passion for sure.

What’s the best thing about modelling?
The best thing about modelling is the behind the scenes work and outcome of pictures. I like meeting the people that create the brands that people love and buy.

Have you got any exciting projects coming up?
I don’t have any new projects coming. But I feel like the universe is going to bring me something crazy.

What’s your favourite spot in London?
That’s the thing about London that I hate. There’s too many places to love. Right now I really love my south like Clapham and Brixton. But I also love Shoreditch.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Oh hard question. In 5 years, I see myself travelling the world modelling and working on giving back to the inner city youths in America and in the U.K.

Favourite piece from the Serge DeNimes SS16 collection?
I loved the No Noise Natural Shawlack sweats combo. My arms stays warms and my legs got cooler haha

Instagram: @bidza


SERGE MEETS | SAMMY SOSA

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Model: Sammy Sosa
Photographer: Hannah Miles

How did you get into modelling?
You’d have to go all the way back to when I was a youngster and did some work for the Arsenal FC catalogue! I’ve been a huge fan from birth so I’d have to consider that some of my proudest work to date!

Is full time modelling your main job?
No modeling isn’t a full time profession for me at the moment.  I’ve done bits and pieces over the years and I do really enjoy the process so would love to do more – if anyone out there wants to take me on full time feel free to hit me up! I actually work in the marketing industry and also put on events as a part of ‘The Pipe Dreamers’ – a creative collective made up of my brother and I.  We have a bi-monthly night at the moment called ILLICIT that takes place in Miranda at Ace Hotel, Shoreditch – look us up!

What’s the best thing about modelling?
Getting the opportunity to work with cool people for sure is the best part of modelling. I have an interest in all areas of shooting too, right the way through from site recces to the camera work itself – I’m a budding photographer on the side so it helps to have some knowledge from the other side of the lens – check out my stuff on instagram @snappedbysosa

Have you got any exciting projects coming up?
I’d love to say yes but as I said it’s not a full time deal for me (right now). A few bits and pieces here and there but nothing huge. I really love doing it though so fingers crossed some more work comes my way in the near future.

Favourite spot in London?
I’m going to have to say Camden, that’s where I grew up. You won’t find a more vibrant and multi-cultural spot in the capital. On a hot summers day the place is literally buzzing – no better place to be.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I’m hoping that The Pipe Dreamers goes from strength to strength and we continue to build our brand into a house hold name, firstly in London and then moving to other territories ideally. Baby steps right now but the ambition is there to grow it into something significant.

Favourite piece from the Serge DeNimes SS16 collection?
I really love the No Noise pieces for sure. The matching top and shorts in the natural colour is a winner for me.

Instagram: @samuelejoseph


SERGE MEETS | OLIVER

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Model: Oliver Wheeler
Photographer: Karl Andrew

How did you get into modelling?
I was 19 and I was scouted on the tube!! I went and had a meeting and had Polaroids taken and the agency set up a few test shoots with some photographers. I look back at those images and it scares me to see how young I really was. You learn so much along the way!

What advice would you give an aspiring model?
Prepare yourself for rejection with no explanation – that’s the hardest part that took me awhile to get used too. You must be thick skinned, it is easy to let it affect you negatively because we put ourself in vulnerable positions. Be confident with who you are and what you look like, and trust what you know you are potentionaly right or wrong for. I recommend going to walk-ins at agencies, they receive hundreds of applications online everyday. Always be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be.

What’s the best thing about your job?
Every day is a different day and It’s a very satisfying process. This job never gets boring, I sometimes get to travel too. I meet somebody new everyday and creative people are usually very interesting and good fun.

Have you got any exciting projects coming up?
You never know what’s coming your way, so who knows… !! I’m a dancer as well so when I’m not modelling, I’m usually dancing around like a mad man. I’ve recently started an acting course so I’m intrigued to see how that goes.. I like to always be challenging myself.

Who’s your favorite designer at the moment?
I’m not they fussy type. I go for whatever catches my eye, I got some nice bits from Y.M.C recently. I love Reiss and H&M on the high-street. I’m also in a vintage store most of them time looking for anything plain and oversized.

Favourite spot in London?
I am so lucky live in Greenwich (Team South London!!) Greenwich is beautiful with a huge park and an incredible food market and little coffee places – Check it out! It’s great to have that outer village feel but have central London so close.

If you weren’t modelling what would you be doing instead?
What i’ve always been very thankful for is that since I can remember I wanted to move to London and become a dancer and I did it and had some incredible experiences. So I can’t imagine doing anything else. Although, I put on a good party.. so maybe I’d be in charge at doing that in some way?!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I’m drawn to the U.S, I’d like to see more of it. I’m going to focus more of my time on acting and by doing so If I get to see more places in 5 years time I’d be very happy with that. Hollywood here I am come.. ;) !!
Ultimately, where ever I am or what ever I am doing I hope to be happy.

Favourite piece from the Serge DeNimes SS16 collection?
I’m a big fan of the collection. I really enjoy the two-piece hoodie shorts combo – stylish and comfortable – WANT! Thumbs up from me.


SERGE MEETS | JAMES MAGEE

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Photography – Lauren Mustoe

How did you get into modelling?
Originally I was scouted by a casting director on Instagram for a Nasir show.

What advice would you give an aspiring model?
Try and get in contact with photographers, stylist, young designers anyone like minded so you can build a network of people that need you like you need them.

What’s the best thing about your job?
Probably the fact that you sometimes become a representation of someone’s art work that has had so much time, passion and energy put into it. And off course working with so many beautiful people haha.

Have you got any exciting projects coming up?
I’ve recently shot with some really good photographers for some interesting editorials out soon, also a campaign for new brand from London I’m very excited for!

Who’s your favorite designer at the moment?
I really love Maharshi at the moment  especially the new season I walked for last year it’s wavey.

Favourite holiday destination?
At the moment I love Denmark and have family there so have been going a lot recently, but I really want to go somewhere like Bali or Cuba.

Favourite spot in London?
I used to live in west so I’d say Portobello is probably my spot you can get everything and anything

If you weren’t modelling what would you be doing instead?
If I wasn’t modelling I’d probably be playing rugby and at Uni in Leeds right now.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully with my own space, modelling, presenting, and maybe trying to get into acting

Favourite piece from the Serge DeNimes AW15 collection?
My favourite piece from serge is either the Script Sweat or the Navy Markham Sweat.

Instagram: j_magz 


SERGE MEETS | JOEY BLUEGRASS

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How did you first get into music?
My mum was in the church choir when I was younger and she has a good singing voice. So that inspired me to sing from a really young age. My dad used to sing Motown classics very loudly around the house too (he still does to this day). I began singing around the age of 9 when a family member noted that I had ‘a smooth tone’. They then proceeded to throw my twin brother and I on stage and have us sing to the entire church. In the pictures we don’t look impressed.

Best gig you’ve ever been to?
Has to be Miguel when he came to London in 2013. Prior to this I had never gone to the gig of an artist who i genuinely was a super-fan of. It was then that I realised that I would love to inspire others in the same way he inspired me. Or the Weeknd when he first came to London. I was still coming down from having House of Balloons on repeat. That mixtape is a masterpiece.

Have you got any exciting projects coming up?
YES! I’m currently working on a solo project. I produced, wrote and played every instrument on the project. Logic Pro X and Native Instruments are my wives. I hope to finish it at the end of next month. I also have a few singles on the way. I have a number of musical influences but currently my sound is heavily inspired by Tame Impala, The Internet and the rock star-like persona/grit of Travis Scott. My Soundcloud is: – Joey Bluegrass. I’ll keep you guys posted!

Favourite holiday destination?
Has to be New York. I went last summer. Bear in mind I hadn’t been there for 7 years and I had forgotten how much I love the city. It’s like London on steroids. From Williamsburg which is sort of like Shoreditch, to the Upper East side of Manhattan which is like Mayfair, everything felt familiar except the buildings, roads and food are 100 times the size! The nightlife is great too; Haha i’ll never get over the impact that Trey Songz had on this club we were at called Up and Down. He showed up at the club, the Dj announced it on the mic, and suddenly, most of the girls at our table vanished :(.

Favourite spot in London?
Right now probably Drama! Its popping off in there. Or Tape. Or Love and Liquor. The music and vibe in there reminds me of New York.

If you weren’t doing music and modeling what would you be doing instead?
Probably acting (In my head i’m Will Smith) or i’d be a doing a 9-5 where my law degree might come in handy in landing me a decent city job.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully I would have achieved the targets i’ve set for myself. I’m hard on myself and I have high expectations for achievement. I hope to have multiple supercars, and to be married to Irina Shayk. Bradley Cooper you can fall back. Lol

Favourite piece from the Serge DeNimes AW15 collection?
Has to be the white Shawfield Scoop Tee. I love white tees with print on them. The Tee is really iconic.

Instagram: joeybluegrass
Soundcloud: 
https://soundcloud.com/joeybluegrass