EMPORIO ARMANI

Portrait Session — Shaun Rennie

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Welcome to season six of Portrait Session, in partnership with Emporio Armani. This season, I’m doing things a little bit differently. Instead of shooting men in this town in my studio, I’ll be capturing them in their natural habitat — living la dolce vita, and finding out what living the sweet life actually means to them in this day and age.

SHAUN RENNIE

In this episode, I’m chatting with theatre actor, turned director, Shaun Rennie. From early high school productions, to performing on stages around the world, Shaun’s love for the theatre runs through his veins. Although it was through the love he had for his brother that Shaun discovered directing, when he co-created Light the Night, an annual benefit concert for leukaemia research, which he produced and directed for 10 years. Now with director credits that include Australian productions of Rent, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and his upcoming play, Trevor, Shaun continues bring light to the stage with stories that hit heart.

SHAUN WEARS

Emporio Armani Soft Nappa Leather Bomber Jacket, styled with his own garments.

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Portrait Session — Jack New

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Welcome to season six of Portrait Session, in partnership with Emporio Armani. This season, I’m doing things a little bit differently. Instead of shooting men in this town in my studio, I’ll be capturing them in their natural habitat — living la dolce vita, and finding out what living the sweet life actually means to them in this day and age.

JACK NEW

In this episode, I’m chatting with chef Jack New. Having become known relatively early in his career for using Japanese ingredients, paired with Scandinavian techniques, Jack has made a mark with his fusion cooking on a local and international level. With some failures and recent successes under his belt, we discuss the road that got him to where he is today, living a sweet life in the most literal way. 

JACK WEARS

Emporio Armani Wool Gabardine Coat, styled with his own garments.

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Portrait Session — Sabir Samtani

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Welcome to season six of Portrait Session, in partnership with Emporio Armani. This season, I’m doing things a little bit differently. Instead of shooting men in this town in my studio, I’ll be capturing them in their natural habitat — living la dolce vita, and finding out what living the sweet life actually means to them in this day and age.

SABIR SAMTANI

In this episode, I’m chatting with creative entrepreneur and former collaborator of mine, Sabir Samtani. Hailing from India, Sabir made the move to Australia almost 20 years ago, with an entrepreneurial spirit influenced by his family. With a successful creative agency under his belt and a family of five, he recently joined his better half in starting a new venture, something that hits a little closer to home. 

SABIR WEARS

Emporio Armani Vanisé Sweater, styled with his own garments.

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Portrait Session — Bryce Thomas

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Welcome to season six of Portrait Session, in partnership with Emporio Armani. This season, I’m doing things a little bit differently. Instead of shooting men in this town in my studio, I’ll be capturing them in their natural habitat — living la dolce vita, and finding out what living the sweet life actually means to them in this day and age.

BRYCE THOMAS

In this episode, I’m chatting with fellow photographer and MITT magazine contributor Bryce Thomas. With credits including Newsweek, 10 Magazine and The Sydney Morning Herald, Bryce is quickly garnering a reputation for his fashion and documentary style photography — this at nearly 24 years of age. We discuss finding your niche in photography, surrounding yourself with people who inspire you and the luxury of a clear headspace.

BRYCE WEARS

Emporio Armani Leather Outerwear, styled with his own garments.

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Portrait Session — Chris Low

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Welcome to season six of Portrait Session, in partnership with Emporio Armani. This season, I’m doing things a little bit differently. Instead of shooting men in this town in my studio, I’ll be capturing them in their natural habitat — living la dolce vita, and finding out what living the sweet life actually means to them in this day and age.

CHRIS LOW

In this episode, I’m chatting with Chris Low, the founder of Big Trouble Store, an independent shop in the Sydney dedicated to selling quality made menswear from Japan and the United States. We discuss the realities of being a shop opener, redefining luxury in the menswear scene and living life on your own terms — regardless of the bumps in the road.

CHRIS WEARS

Emporio Armani Modal Blend Stole, styled with his own garments.

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IN COLLABORATION WITH EMPORIO ARMANI

When I got the opportunity to photograph pieces from the new Emporio Armani collection, I was delighted to say the least. I've been a fan of Mr. Armani's work since I was in my early 20's, interning at V Magazine, and discovering what fashion was all about.

The resolute modernism of Emporio Armani has always been filled with memories. The Twenties, in particular, are a boundless source of inspiration for Giorgio Armani who in that decade of great ferment and innovation, speed and urban spirit, has rooted an understated, linear and elegant taste. This season in particular the label looks to New York, whose contemporary identity came to life in fact during those years, and condenses the memory into fluid and sophisticated silhouettes with strong shoulders and narrow waistlines.

I took this opportunity to photograph the new collection to also get to know my new neighbour over at Fine FellowFrank Arthur, one half of the men's lifestyle website, Man Of Many. We selected pieces that complimented Frank's personal style and made our way to the industrial streets of Carriageworks to capture the looks and have a few words. 

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Where did you grow up?

I was born in Ghana, moved to Canada as a baby, then came to Australia at the age of 7 and grew up in country NSW. I studied industrial design at Newcastle University, then moved to London for a year and half, then came back to Sydney in 2008.

Emporio Armani shirt with mandarin collar and bib front in wool blend flannel twill, silver colour, j  ogging pants with drawstring waist, vertical pockets on hips, in midnight blue wool/silk buttoned jacquard fabric, d  erby shoes in leather with new shaped and covered rubber sole, c  oat in navy boiled wool cloth, available at  Armani.com     Styling by  Madeleine Theodore

Emporio Armani shirt with mandarin collar and bib front in wool blend flannel twill, silver colour, jogging pants with drawstring waist, vertical pockets on hips, in midnight blue wool/silk buttoned jacquard fabric, derby shoes in leather with new shaped and covered rubber sole, coat in navy boiled wool cloth, available at Armani.com

Styling by Madeleine Theodore

A few words...

A few words...

IN COLLABORATION WITH EMPORIO ARMANI

When I got the opportunity to photograph pieces from the new Emporio Armani collection, I was delighted to say the least. I've been a fan of Mr. Armani's work since I was in my early 20's, interning at V Magazine, and discovering what fashion was all about.

The resolute modernism of Emporio Armani has always been filled with memories. The Twenties, in particular, are a boundless source of inspiration for Giorgio Armani who in that decade of great ferment and innovation, speed and urban spirit, has rooted an understated, linear and elegant taste. This season in particular the label looks to New York, whose contemporary identity came to life in fact during those years, and condenses the memory into fluid and sophisticated silhouettes with strong shoulders and narrow waistlines.

I took this opportunity to photograph the new collection to also get to know my new neighbour over at Fine Fellow, Frank Arthur, one half of the men's lifestyle website, Man Of Many. We selected pieces that complimented Frank's personal style and made our way to the industrial streets of Carriageworks to capture the looks and have a few words. 

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What does your closet look like at the moment?

Comfort is super important to me, but that doesn’t mean I sacrifice my style. At the moment, there’s a lot of denim, sneakers and I’m really loving 1950’s style camp-collar shirts.

Emporio Armani jogging pants with drawstring waist, vertical pockets on hips, in black/platinum/pearl colour printed velvet with retro pattern  ,   available at  Armani.com     Styling by  Madeleine Theodore

Emporio Armani jogging pants with drawstring waist, vertical pockets on hips, in black/platinum/pearl colour printed velvet with retro patternavailable at Armani.com

Styling by Madeleine Theodore

A few words...

A few words...

IN COLLABORATION WITH EMPORIO ARMANI

When I got the opportunity to photograph pieces from the new Emporio Armani collection, I was delighted to say the least. I've been a fan of Mr. Armani's work since I was in my early 20's, interning at V Magazine, and discovering what fashion was all about.

The resolute modernism of Emporio Armani has always been filled with memories. The Twenties, in particular, are a boundless source of inspiration for Giorgio Armani who in that decade of great ferment and innovation, speed and urban spirit, has rooted an understated, linear and elegant taste. This season in particular the label looks to New York, whose contemporary identity came to life in fact during those years, and condenses the memory into fluid and sophisticated silhouettes with strong shoulders and narrow waistlines.

I took this opportunity to photograph the new collection to also get to know my new neighbour over at Fine Fellow, Frank Arthur, one half of the men's lifestyle website, Man Of Many. We selected pieces that complimented Frank's personal style and made our way to the industrial streets of Carriageworks to capture the looks and have a few words. 

Part 1 of 3.

What was the last interesting article you read?

My background is product design, so I love anything to do with design and innovation. At the moment I'm hooked on articles about Tesla’s solar roof tiles. If these products take off, they'll revolutionise home architecture and help the planet.

Emporio Armani double-breasted jacket with new lapel collar, ten buttons, rounded hem, welt pockets in green waffle stretch fabric and   derby shoes in leather with geometric appliqués and new shaped and covered rubber sole,   available at  Armani.com     Styling by  Madeleine Theodore

Emporio Armani double-breasted jacket with new lapel collar, ten buttons, rounded hem, welt pockets in green waffle stretch fabric and derby shoes in leather with geometric appliqués and new shaped and covered rubber sole, available at Armani.com

Styling by Madeleine Theodore