From the September collections issue of Dazed, Dazed Digital presents 'The Outsiders', a film directed by Sharif Hamza and styled by Dazed's Senior Menswear Editor, Robbie Spencer. "This was inspired by teenage angst, these days this is depicted by TV series like Skins, but I grew watching films like Over the Edge, Rumble Fish and The Outsiders. We wanted to do a group story, but one that actually focused on interaction between young people and not just models posing, it's a house party that gets out of control going from social to violent", Hamza says about the concept. Sharif and Spencer wanted to expose the awkwardness of being a teenager and all the emotions that come with it, the shoot showcases a cast of fresh new faces acting like normal teenagers rather than models, making all their actions and poses feel genuine. Hamza explains: "Making editorial films are a new medium, and most of them focus on clothes or models. We didn't care about that, we just wanted to do something that celebrated youth!"
The film features A/W10 collections by McQ, Benetton, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Woo Young Mi, J Lindeberg and Levis.
Photography and Film Direction Sharif Hamza
Styling Robbie Spencer
Hair Tomo Jidai at Streeters using Shu Uemura Art of Hair
Make Up Asami Taguchi at L Atelier using MAC cosmetics
Set Design Lou Asaro at 11th Street Workshop
Models Bobby at COACD, Genaro at RED, Kel at Supreme, Naomi at Next, Patricio at Next, Pavel at M1, Seth & Teyane at Ford.
Photo Assistants Kaita Takemura, Brendan Stumpf
Styling Assistants Jessica Bobince, Jonathan Hamilt, Nick Collins
Hair Assistant Mari Watase
Make Up Assistant Yuuki Nakamura
Digital Operator Derek Nelson
Red Digital Camera and lightning Brent Langton at B2PRO
Excecutive Producer Ashley Herson
Production Jennifer Lee
Casting Alina Zakaite for Prodn at Art + Commerce
Cut and Grading Swell
Follow Robbie Spencer on Twitter here @RobbieSpencer