Photography Mikael Jansson
Published February 21, 2010
While the world of fashion turns its attention to the renewed energy of London’s young designers, a new breed of dynamic duos is emerging on the city’s scene-unique unions of talent, romance, style, looks, and, in one case, lineage who are as attached at the hip as they are defiantly individual. We celebrate the city’s coolest pairs, wearing the season’s best of British.
Ross Tanner, 27, Model/Carpenter/Musician & Alice Dellal, 22, Model/Managing Partner of Dominic Jones Jewelry
Tanner, on how the two met: “It was one evening at the house of a tattoo artist. I was getting something small behind my left ear, and Alice’s friend happened to be getting a tattoo, too.”
On Tanner, Suit: Balenciaga. Shirt: Burberry london. Tie: Paul Smith. Pocket Square: Dunhill London. Shoes: Michael Bastian for Stubbs & Wootton. Jewelry: His own. On Dellal, Dress: Mark Fast. Shoes: Pam Hogg. Jewelry: Dominic Jones.
Clara Paget, 21, Model/Actress/Host of Manchester club night “Collection” & Jasper DelaMothe, 22, Film Director/Screenwriter
Paget, on how the two met: “We hated each other at first. But we were reintroduced a couple years later, and One day Jasper gave me his arsenal scarf because it was cold out. later, I went inside and realized I was still wearing it, so I ran out to give it back to him. He put it around my neck and pulled me in for our first kiss.”
On Paget, Dress: Peter Pilotto. Tights: wolford. On Delamothe, Jacket: FARHI by Nicole Farhi. Shirt: Burberry london. pants: McQ. Hat: Bailey of Hollywood.
Poppy Delevigne, 23, Model/Actress & James Cook, 31, Actor/Director of an aircraft maintenance company
Delevigne, on how the two met: “i ran into him at his ex-girlfriend’s place. I had come over with some friends. I don’t think he was very impressed as I climbed into bed and proceeded to chat with him! We continued to bump into each other but fell in love five years later in Ibiza. It was after a day on the beach, and that was it, really. Apparently, if you find love there it lasts forever.”
On Delevigne, Dress: Pringle of Scotland. Shoes: Christian Louboutin. On Cook, Jacket: Norton & sons. Top: 3.1 Phillip Lim. pants and Shoes: Burberry Prorsum. Pocket Square: Paul Smith.
Anna Korzun, 21, Model & Richard Frenneaux, 25, Singer/Producer
Korzun, on how the two met: “It happened four years ago-on Myspace of all places! Within weeks of meeting each other in person, we moved to London to be together.”
On Korzun, Dress: Marios Schwab. Tights (worn as sleeves): Wolford. On Frenneaux, Top: James Long. pants: Dior Homme. Necklace: Belmacz.
Tomo Kurata, 20, Student/Musician & Leah Weller, 18, Model/Musician
Kurata, on how the two met: “We were at a friend’s party. Leah was learning Japanese and decided to show off her skills. I was really impressed.”
On kurata, Coat: Gucci. Shirt and Tie: Dunhill london. pants: Fred Perry. Boots: Crockett & Jones. On weller, Dress and necklace: Holly Fulton. Rings: Belmacz. Tights: Falke. Shoes: Pam Hogg.
Jethro Cave, 18, Model/Musician & Sophie Willing, 21, Model/Actress
Willing, on how the two met: “I first met Jethro about a year ago at a fashion show after-party in Australia. Then we met in London through friends at the cat & mutton pub and we’ve been together since! Falling in love with Jethro has been wild fun. he’s a very talented man.”
On Cave, Trench Coat: Burberry Prorsum. Shorts: Tim Soar. Shoes: Crockett & Jones. On Willing, Trench coat, shoes, and belt: Burberry. Skirt (worn underneath): Christopher Kane. Leggings: Nicole Miller.
Alex Poots, 24, Model/Student & Imogen Poots, 20, Actress
Alex, on their brother-and-sister relationship: “She’s everything I’m not, and is therefore essential to the way I construct myself.”
On Alex, Jacket: Burberry Prorsum. Shirt, Pants, and bow tie: Wintle. Scarf: Paul Smith. Shoes: Harrys of London. On Imogen, Dress and shoes: Christopher Kane. Hat: Pam Hogg. Gloves: LaCrasia. Tights: Wolford.