In a fashion editorial by photographer Nick Thompson and stylist Chris Benns, they've envisioned a college where the geeks and the jocks are impeccably stylish. Clad in some of the season's best suiting from brands such as Jil Sander, Prada and classically preppy Polo Ralph Lauren, the looks are juxtaposed with varsity-inspired sportswear. Because hey, school's not all just diving deep into books, after all.
There are various reasons why fashion brands keep coming back to prep school uniforms for inspiration. It's inherently youthful, comes with a sense of nostalgia, and reminds us that even with all the horrible things that are happening in the world, there is still hope and some semblance of innocence. And of course, one can never go wrong with a good set of tailoring and sensible separates.
School might be out for the season, but taking style notes from preppy, collegiate uniforms is always in.
Photography: Nick Thompson
Fashion direction: Chris Benns @ Stella Creative
Production: Alexandra Oley
Casting director: Lyly Bui
Hair: Ryuta Saiga
Models: Dominic A and Ernest K / Supa Model Management, Jose L and Jonas F / Next Model Management
Video editor: Conor Muir-Cochrane
Music: Felix Morgan
Grade: Myles Bevan @ Time Based Arts
Special thanks to "Gray & Daughter”