Model | Luke Underwood
How did you become interested in modelling?
I think I've always had an interest in the fashion and modelling industry, but I've developed a bigger interest in it over the past two years. I mean I've gone on YouTube and watched probably hundreds of fashion shows and learnt a lot about the industry, the brands and the models. I guess I'm attracted to the whole glamour of being a model and the fact that all eyes and attention are on you. At the start of the year when I heard the South West Fashion Festival was coming up, I was interested to try it out and experience first hand what it's like to be a model, so I messaged my friend who had experience in it, and she got me involved which was great!
What do you do in your spare time?
When I'm not working, I like to chill out and relax; whether it be watch a movie, read, play video games, or catch up with a few mates. When the weather is nice I like to go for walks on the beach, and go for a swim as well. Very recently I've started getting into surfing, even though I'm not that good, but it's always fun to ride a few waves! I like to also sometimes swim laps at the pool, it's a great way to unwind.
Your "go-to" shops in the south west?
The shop I grab most of my clothes from close to home would probably be where I work - Good Earth Surf Shop. I had never really shopped there until I started working there earlier this year. They have a lot of cool men's clothes for the metro-surfer. A few other places I buy from are Indiana Surf, Sabotage, and bits and pieces from Cotton On. I sometimes shop online too, but I prefer to try before I buy!
If you could be the "face" of any label in the world, who would it be?
Gosh I have so many favourite brands I'd love to be the face of. If I were to be the face of a watch brand, it would hands down be Movado, I love the simple minimalist designs. And if I were the face of a really upmarket brand, it would definitley be either Givenchy or Lacoste. I'm a really indecisive person sorry! The brand I love the most though is French Connection, so I would love to be the face of French Connection/FCUK out of everything!
Who are your favourite designers?
My favourite designers are Alexander Wang and Raf Simons, that whole haute-couture urban design that both the designers offer really appeals to me, in fact it's my favourite sort of 'genre' of clothing.
Dream shoot location?
My dream shoot location is Iceland, so many cool landscapes and features to work with! And also a modern urban scenery, like Singapore or Hong Kong.
What's on your to-do list?
At the moment on the top of my to-do list is the move over east to the Gold Coast or Melbourne, I haven't decided which yet. I'd also love to travel pretty much everywhere in the world! Having said that though the places I'd love to explore the most is the Middle-East and Europe. As well as these I'd love to meet just a handful of famous Hollywood celebrities one day too!
Luke on the runway at The South West Fashion Festival for Glytch