Hostem: A Touch of Darkness

Hostem is a newer kid in London, quietly positioned in gentrified Shoreditch. The brand is not a design house, but a retail establishment that addresses the “fashion literate” male consumer who has a sense of élan. To do this, Hostem created an in-house look book to catalogue the brands they carry and the result is a Francis Bacon-esque portrayal of the male form that – much like Bacon’s work – is darkly evocative.

The clothing included in the shoot from Hostem’s fall/winter stock are pieces by Ann Demeulemeester, Casely-Hayford, Damir Doma, Julius, Rick Owens, visvim and Viridi-Anne

Look book shot by photographer Neil Bedford and styled by Stephen Mann.


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