MOD­ELS INC.

MEET FRASER BELK WITH ES­TAB­LISHED MOD­ELS

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About the agency. Es­tab­lished is the ex­cit­ing new London model agency, Fraser Belk is one of the direc­tors and he’s been in the in­dus­try for more than 12 years. He and his co-founders have worked for some of the big­gest names in the business and wanted to com­bine the best bits of those agen­cies with a fresh new twist and a be­spoke man­age­ment style. Typ­i­cal day dur­ing fash­ion week. “It’s full on, we have In­ter­na­tional mod­els ar­riv­ing into London for the shows, we have to make sure they are wear­ing the right cast­ing out­fits, their walk is per­fected and that they have all their new images in their Es­tab­lished port­fo­lios. On the first day of show cast­ings, 9am can be crazy in the of­fice with suit­cases, cards and boys fly­ing around! When we know they’re ready, we send them to see all the rel­e­vant show pro­duc­ers and de­sign­ers and hope their card is pinned on the wall to walk that show.” How many hours do you put in? “It’s a long day! Call times start as early as 6am and fit­tings can go into the night. Es­pe­cially now with the ease of email, our job can lit­er­ally be 24 hours. It’s not been un­known that I’ve been called at 3am to get a model over to a fit­ting for a show for the next day. It tests your men­tal and phys­i­cal state, so you have to be pre­pared! No fash­ion par­ties for us agents, I’m afraid!” One piece of cloth­ing that keeps you com­fort­able and stylish “My lat­est piece would have to be my new black Acne jeans, they fit so per­fectly, and work whether re­laxed or when I have to make an ef­fort. I have a lot of events to at­tend and so need some­thing ver­sa­tile, they’re great for the of­fice with a t-shirt and my Nike’s, to my dog-toothed Gucci jacket and black Paul Smith monk straps. Com­fort­able and easy!” De­scribe your style “I’d de­scribe my style as ‘re­laxed tai­lored.’ I re­ally like to look smart but ca­sual in the process. I love men’s tai­lor­ing but over­size can work too. I have to be com­fort­able, but with­out los­ing style.” One spring/sum­mer pur­chase “With fash­ion sea­son upon us it means one thing – travel! So my in­vest­ment piece this sea­son will be a Mul­berry black scotch­grain and Co­gnac trolly suit­case. The per­fect ac­ces­sory for NY, Mi­lan and Paris. I can ar­rive in style while sup­port­ing Bri­tish fash­ion!”

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San­dro jacket, £790, Mr Porter COS checked cot­ton shirt, £55 Acne jeans, £140, Mr Porter Mul­berry Bryn­more tote, £895 Gren­son shoes, £205, Mr Porter

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