Harman Grubisa Take Manhattan for Their New Campaign Shoot
New York City provides the backdrop for Harman Grubisa's latest campaign. Here, co-designer Jessica Grubisa shares her visual diary of the trip
In late May, designer Jessica Grubisa packed up her vintage Dior and flew to New York, for a whirlwind trip to shoot the latest campaign for her label Harman Grubisa — and catch up with her group of creative expat friends.
Jessica and co-designer Madeleine Harman decided to take their spring/summer 2018 collection to NYC partly because of their love for the city, and also because so many of their friends — creative and increasingly influential — had moved there.
Thistle Brown, one of Jessica’s closest friends who has starred in a campaign for Milk Makeup and walked in shows for hip New York brands including Eckhaus Latta, styled the collection, while hairstylist Tommy Stanton, who moved to London last year having worked at Auckland’s Stephen Marr for several years, did the hair.
They also enlisted New Zealand model and friend Lili Sumner, who has found international success with brands including Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent, Diane von Furstenberg and more.
(Days after hanging with her New Zealand buddies in New York, Lili flew to London to appear as the “groom”, in a candy coloured striped suit, in the launch fashion show for Alexa Chung’s fashion line.)
Joining the group of Kiwis was Jakob Landvik, an “Insta-famous” photographer based between London and Oslo.
The group of hip young things took over the streets of New York — and the iconic steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts — to shoot the new collection, with Jessica capturing behind-the-scenes memories on film with a trusty disposable camera.Share this: