Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Stussy Deluxe Lookbook featuring Jules Gayton

I just posted some flicks of the Stussy Lookbook the other day - but that was more of a photography post. Stussy gave a closer look in this new collection of photo's, featuring none-other than Jules Gayton (bio copied below). I think Jules looks captures the essence of the line a better than than Mark and Tyron's photography did - but I think the juxtopisition of how the gear is shown is evidence of how dynamic the line is. Check out the entire lookbook here.

"Original Stussy New York tribe member Jules Gayton jumps in front of the lens for the Stussy Deluxe Autumn/Winter look book. Born in London, the avid DJ, skateboarder and art fanatic moved to the states in the 1980’s and landed in both California and New York for school at Pepperdine University and Parsons School of Design. While in New York, Jules became a prominent downtown DJ landing resident positions at many New York hot spots such as Area, Cheetah, Tunnel and the infamous Limelight to name a few. It was in New York that Gayton met Shawn Stussy and the longstanding relationship with Stussy began. Gayton was a fixture in Stussy ads and DJ’ed for Stussy World Tribe parties in both Tokyo (with Tribe members Hiroshi Fujiwara, Alex Baby and Michael Koppelman) and New York. In 2001, Jules moved from New York to Hawaii where he opened his shop Leilow in 2003. He is also a partner in the fourth US Stussy boutique, Stussy Honolulu which was opened in 2004."