Monday, May 7, 2012

Three minutes with Angus Low

A score of models passed through Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia last week in Sydney - and in front of our camera, for our live coverage of the event on the Fashion Week UNCUT live blog. It was great to finally meet one in particular: Angus Low, who we have profiled several times in recent months. We first met Low at Toni Maticevski's off-schedule presentation the week before MBFWA (above). He had been cast alongside one other male model to perch shirtless on the podium under Maticevski's couture-clad glamazons. Then last week Low appeared in Song For The Mute's menswear show, his only MBFWA gig before heading off for other bookings. We had a quick chat as he was walking out the door.

Unlike other more athletic-looking male Australian models - who have told me they were instructed to lose weight before heading to the international show circuit - Low has a naturally lithe frame. Little wonder he has proven so popular with the international designer contingent, which likes its runway models - of both sexes - lean.

Momentarily shelving his physiotherapist day job to pursue modelling over the past 12 months, Low has walked for some major international fashion names at the New York, Milan and Paris shows, from Gucci to Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Raf Simons and Marc by Marc Jacobs and he is a Spring/Summer 2012 face of both Lanvin menswear and eyewear.

The latter campaigns were shot in New York by renowned US fashion photographer Steven Meisel. The Lanvin fashion campaign (below) co-starred a bunch of snakes - one of which unfortunately relieved itself on one of Low's peers mid shoot, he told me off-camera, necessitating a hasty change of clothes.


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