James Nolen is a film programmer at ACMI and also happens to be one of my favourite Melbourne instagrammers.
As part of the 2014 VAMFF Cultural Program, James has curated yet another fabulous Vive la Mode! Fashion on Film program that I highly recommend checking out. The pack of four films features a candid documentary on super model, Kate Moss (who this year turned 40!), a doco on a self-taught tailor and one of the funniest and most refreshing takes on the pandemonium of international fashion weeks by the inimitable, Mademoiselle Agnès.
Meagan and I have been trying to stalk James to interview for Melbourne in Fashion so it was wonderful luck when I came across him in a Melbourne laneway one day, brightening the streets with his red pants and velvet loafers!
shirt: Valentino roma
blazer: Jack London
trousers: Left Field NYC
knitted tie: MCM Studio
bag: Fred Perry
loafers: Arfango by Alberto Moretti
James tells me that all pieces were bought from various stores around Melbourne.
I term Jame’s outfit as “Polished” as it’s the kind of look that could be worn for a fancy lunch as much as it could be worn to work, albeit (in Australia) in a creative workplace – James’ outfit would not look out of place on the streets of Milan during fashion week! I love that while he could dress down, he’s chosen to dress up and with such great colour. In my experience, I find it a bit of a shame that Australian men in corporate tend to shy away from such ensembles – choosing to dress down with the pack rather than stand out proudly. I think that James is able to pull this look off because of his beard and classic navy blazer; they contain the vibrancy of those trousers!
What do you think of James’ work style? Will you be checking out Fashion on Film at ACMI?