2018 Is The Year Of Disruption.
Change is exciting. Taking that job you’re not 100% sure you’re qualified for and flourishing. Anxiously booking a solo holiday and returning home with a mind full of magnificent memories. Waiting outside a restaurant for that first date and leaving with the promise of another. And even if your detour from the ordinary doesn’t work out, even if it all crumbles in a spectacular fashion, you still become richer by learning a hard lesson. Or simply because you gained a really, really good story.
If you spend any time in the city, you’ll have noticed the unmistakable signs of change circling Forrest Chase. Transformation is afoot, sprinting rather than strolling, and it leaves us wondering – what will it bring?
For the Forrest Chase 2018 Campaign, we explored the excitement that comes with change. We painted the town red, threw the rule-book out the window, and started a revolution against the status quo, wielding signposts that read ‘we’re all for the unknown’. Metallics clashed with matte, and tulle with leather – nothing was off limits and everything was fair game.
Every ship needs a captain, and ours came in the form of Zebra Creative. The Perth born and bred creative consultancy worked closely with our Forrest Chase team to assemble a striking shoot that not only delivered visually but ran smoothly on the day.
Taking the photography reins was Chantel Concei. No stranger to shooting fashion, her cutting-edge creativity and knack for finding “the shot” has earned herself a reputation as one of Perth’s most respected artistic photographers and a regular contributor for STM magazine. The other lens on-set belonged to Duane Orriss of Orriss Films, who captured the eclectic atmosphere of the West Perth studio for our SS18 reel.
Britt wears: Scotch & Soda Jacket and Swim top; Calvin Klein Leggings, Prada Sunglasses, Holly Ryan Earrings; and Sophie Hulme Bag
THE (CHANGING) FACES
It’s hard not to recognise our dagger-eyed leading man. Sharp in both jawline and wit, Stirling Caiulo is regarded as one of Perth’s top modelling exports, having worked for the likes of Ermenegildo Zegna, Calvin Klein, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tom Ford and Fendi. Equally as impressive is Britt Nichols – a style chameleon who pulled off a golden jacket just as effortlessly as a lobster sweater. Her portfolio reads like the pages of Vogue magazine, citing Misha collection, Steele and MYER as past gigs. Together, the two Chadwicks alumni form a formidable, aesthetically exquisite duo.
Stirling wears: Jack & Jones Blazer, Patagonia Jacket, G-Star Raw Pants, Gahanna Sunglasses and Swatch Watch
Britt wears: Scotch & Soda Jacket, Singlet and Pants; GAS earrings; and Kenzo Bag
THE (NEW) LOOK
Hair and makeup have the ability to transform, and Hendra Widjaja was our spell-weaver in resident. Utilising the magic of highlighter and a coppery palette, the final face was a look that mixed classic elegance, modern attitude and futuristic outlook into one. Styling the shoot was Teagan Sewell, the sartorial rebel who broke the rules of fashion to create outfits that said ‘here today, and here tomorrow’.
Britt wears: Asilio Dress; Nana Judy Jacket; Christie Nicolaides Earrings; and Olga Berg Clutch
Britt wears: Scotch & Soda Pants and Shirt; Christie Nicolaides Earrings; and Sophie Hulme Bag
Stirling wears: Blaq Shirt; Levi’s Jacket and Jeans; Van Heusen Belt; and T.M. Lewin Tie
Stirling wears: Scotch & Soda shirt and pants
Britt wears: Yeojin Bae Dress; Acler Shirt Dress; Adidas Jumper; Holly Ryan Earrings; and Celine Sunglasses
Stirling wears: Superdry Jacket; Bonds Top; Kenji Pants; Dolce & Gabanna Sunglasses; and Swatch Watch
Britt wears: Skin & Threads Shirt and Skirt; Christie Nicolaides Earrings and Olga Berg Bag
Art Direction: Zebra Creative
Photography: Chantel Concei
Models: Britt Nicholas and Stirling Caiulo at Chadwicks Models
Hair & Makeup: Hendra Widjaja
Video: Duane at Orriss Films
Styling: Teagan Sewell
Shot on location in a West Perth studio.