My First Fashion Week: Gideon Yendell At Topman Fw2017
Tell us about the Topman show!
I thought it went well! There was a couple of little things that I would have done differently, but I thought it went well and it was a really good experience. Everyone was really cool - it was a really nice crew. I found the turns in the walk difficult, I’m more confident when there’s a straight line and I have rehearsed it a couple of times, but I think I did well. I was just trying to enjoy it and not think too much. I sometimes look quite angry when I walk, so I have been trying to relax
How did you prepare for London Fashion Week Men's?
I’ve just been practicing taking pictures at home in Brighton. Nothing major, but I am looking forward to doing some more test shoots soon to build up my book.
Did you enjoy the World Final in Lisbon?
Doing the World Final in Lisbon was amazing. I loved it, I keep thinking back to it, and to the friends I made there. I still keep in touch with Tommaso from Italy, and Rutt from Thailand. Tomasso got off the plane at the same time that I did in Lisbon, so that’s when we first met. He said I can stay at his house in Milan if I ever go, which is pretty cool of him. I said he can always stay with me if he’s ever in the UK!
Do you feel like you could use what you learned?
Yes, definitely! I always knew it was going to be useful, but I didn’t think it would be as useful as it was. Today, I almost felt like I was a bit too relaxed in there! I was nervous but as soon as I started walking, it was good. Specifically, doing the World Final taught me confidence, walking with confidence. When I was learning how to catwalk with Ruben at the World Final, I was told that my face moved too much when I walked. Walking on catwalk is definitely harder than it looks! This time, I concentrated on keeping calm, and knowing that I was in control of my movements.
What was it like to come back?
I was so happy to represent the United Kingdom at the World Final, coming back here it’s been good to be home, and I was really happy. It was amazing to come back and sign with Elite London. I have castings today and tomorrow, so I hope you’ll see more of me on the catwalk really soon!