For our autumn 2023 issue, Joe Lokko and Kayla Connors have captured an all too classic case of Models Behaving Badly. These tearaway clotheshorses should be taking on a series of intensive bootcamp sessions in honour of our sturdy soldier, the classic Timberland boot – now hitting its 50th milestone birthday – but alas, they’ve all gone AWOL.
Some have taken over the library, chucking reams of paper and messing up the Dewey Decimal System; others are looking bored in the dining hall, guzzling champagne with their boots up on the table; even more have escaped to the grassy lawns, lazing about in huge Joe Lokko creations, shirking all responsibility as they twiddle their thumbs. Don’t be fooled by the angel wings, cowboy hats and novelty maid outfits – they’re not supposed to be having fun. When we said bootcamp, this isn’t what we had in mind. Oh well – at least the Timbs look good.
Hair Moe Mukai using Oribe, Make-up Sakura Kanaoka, models Violet Schine and Billy Ward at Premier, Miana Kovalchuk and Anick Chan at IMG, NY Deng and Harry Foulds at Storm, Timmy Taiwo at Next, Ayomide Onasanya at Models 1, Ferdi Kheiger at Nevs, Jaydon Harvey at Phoenix, Set design Grace Snellock, Photographic assistants Faisal Alam, Christian Wood, Omar Radwan, Styling assistants Martha Ralph-Harding, Harriett Cummings, Colin Taylor, Hair assistant Nao Sato, Make-up assistant Rikiya Toyama, DOP Alexandra Brannan, Digital Operator Sam Robbins, Production Lindsay Nelson, Production assistant Cayetano Garcia Sahurie, casting Sarah Small at Good Catch