dapperQ is back with our winter/fall edition of He Said/We Said. This time, we headed to New England four our second ever Vermont feature. For a quick refresher on the HS/WS series, check out creatress mastermind Anita Dolce Vita‘s plan behind the HS/WS magic:
“The models fashion their very own looks – I give the inspiration, they give the interpretation. They come to the shoot camera ready: hair, make-up, their own clothes, accessories and props. I didn’t want the series to reflect how to recreate menswear from an individual stylist’s point of view. It’s always a wonderful surprise to see what each model came up with and all of the different translations of the same inspiration.”
Learn more about HS/WS on the Huffington Post here.
Photographer Liz LaVorgna, along with Anita Dolce Vita, selected the Band of Outsiders Fall 2015 menswear collection as inspiration. Here’s what LaVorgna had to say about the inspiration and overall experience:
“Fall in New England is my favorite time of year. It has a mix of bright orange and red mixed with wonderful greens and rust. This collection and location are a perfect fit for fall. I fell in love with Scott Sternberg’s [latest] Band of Outsiders collection because it is fun and has wonderful pops of color and character. I instantly knew that this photo shoot had to be at an old abandoned mill building I had seen that was rich with color and texture. The building is NH’s oldest paper mill and is slated for redevelopment to bring jobs and services to the area.”
However, this inspiration is also bittersweet, as Band of Outsiders founder Sternberg recently announced that the company was shutting its doors. The Spring 2011 Band of Outsiders menswear collection served as the inspiration for dapperQ’s very first edition of He Said/We Said nearly four years ago. So, with that, dapperQ wants to send Sternberg and company off in style. (For full model bios, outfit descriptions, and additional images, visit our Autostraddle version here.)
Dr. Van Bailey
Photographer: Liz LaVorgna