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Behind the AW16 Campaign module photo

We took a moment to catch up with new British model, dancer and actor, Anders Hayward, who displays his fluid dance skills in our AW16 campaign shoot.

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How did you get into modelling?
“It’s such a typical story; when I was 17 I was shopping on Oxford Street with my girlfriend and this animated Brazilian guy came up to me and was like “Oh my God, you should be a model.”  He told me about a competition they were doing around the corner for an unsigned model search. I didn’t win it, but I got to the final day and about a month later they called me to say they wanted to keep me on their books. I did a few test shots and everything started to take off, I haven’t really stopped since!”

Do you think that dancing affects your modelling and how you take direction from the photographer?
“Yeah, it’s given me so much more awareness of my body - which I think photographers like. The techniques I’ve learnt are a lot to do with the breath, feeling and form. It doesn’t come from an aesthetic point of view, it’s more like you feel the movement first, and the visual follows. I don’t really get booked on my face anymore, it’s mostly dance related jobs, which is perfect for me. It’s nice to be able to combine my work with my passion. I couldn’t ask for anything more.”

How do you describe British style?
“It’s all about really good fit. You could go to America and it’s popular to be oversized, but here there’s a focus on fit. I feel like we have such an emphasis on gentleman’s style and it’s really nice and smart.”

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