Friday, 14 February 2014
Look of the Week
Valentines Day is here and look of the week pays homage to that special day of flowers, cards and chocolates. This week, the above image has been created by the brilliant Ste Johnson. Ste produces a range of illustrations and commissions, focusing on style, fashion and lifestyle. I have been a fan and follower of Ste's work for some time now, so am really pleased to be able to finally feature his work on The Rakish Gent. He is currently working on an illustrated style guide, so I am really looking forward to seeing that.
The look that Ste has illustrated, styled by me, is my idea of the perfect Valentines day outfit. Casual, but considered, it was inspired by the super cool Mr Ryan Gosling in the movie Drive. The trend for statement bomber jackets continues and this one from Saint Laurent is incredible, with bold colours and rope detailing down the sleeves. Under the jacket is a simple white shirt from Topman, paired with black Acne skinny jeans at Matches Fashion and white sneakers from Common Projects. Both the sneakers and the jacket are available at Mr Porter.
A huge thanks to Ste for this brilliant illustration and for being so great to work with. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram and on his brilliant website Ste Illustrates.