Do you ever get back to your box room on the outskirts of Zone 3, and think ‘ahhh, working tirelessly at that exhausting job for twelve hours a day was really worth the money to make these new Acne trousers I got on sale.’ Nah, us neither. The biggest con us poor old millennials have been fed is that the cosmopolitan lifestyle is a better choice than the suburban, that the glitz is worth the grind and the non-stop 24 hours a day working culture doesn’t, in fact, just mean you’re never not working.
Living life in a fast-paced city, certainly has its perks, we’d be lying if we said it was all doom and gloom, but equally, we should be open about the not so glitzy side of it too. Creative Will Larkin explores this in his new editorial entitled, ‘All I Do is Work’.
“‘All I Do is Work’, came from how when I was commuting on the tube to work one day and how drained and tired I felt just from getting up and making the journey to work” Larkin explains. “Working non-stop in a large, busy and expensive environment like London can be really debilitating at times, especially when you’re young and you have other stresses that are getting to you. It spoke to me a lot as I suffer from depression and an anxiety disorder myself, and although mental health awareness week has been and gone, I think it’s something that needs to be highlighted and talked about as often as possible.”
Working with Bradley Lloyd Barnes, he creates an editorial that captures this version of the modern city lifestyle, one that’s often deemed desirable but can come with a price.
Gilet Uniqlo, shirt Acne Studios, hat Barbour, tie stylist's own
Shirt vintage Raf Simons, hoodie Christopher Shannon, trousers stylist's own, shoes Rossellini, glasses General Eyewear, Bag Dr Martens
Top Stefan Cooke Cardigan and trousers Olaf Tavares Vieira
Coat and hat Liam Hodges, top vintage JW Anderson, shirt William Richard Green, shoes Rossellini, socks Uniqlo
Jacket Acne Studios, shirt Charles Thywett, trousers Liam Hodges, glasses General Eyewear, bag Stefan Cooke, tie stylist's own
Jumper Liam Hodges, rollneck Uniqlo, glasses General Eyewear
Vest top Stefan Cooke, shirt and tie vintage, glasses General Eyewear
Outer shirt Liam Hodges, inner shirt and trousers 3.Paradis, shoes Rossellini, glasses General Eyewear, tie stylist's own, socks Uniqlo