Young in Fashion: Harry Rowley
At just 20, Harry Rowley is already making a name for himself as the next big thing, gracing catwalks and campaigns alike for some of the biggest fashion houses around. We had a quick Q&A with the young model to talk and high fashion and imaginary instruments.
How did you first get into modelling?
I was scouted when I was walking around London.
How has your life changed since you started modelling?
I travel more and I have a lot more freedom and opportunities.
Tell us something we wouldn’t expect about the world of fashion?
There is a lot of kind people in the industry despite the fact that the industry is normally linked with arrogance and big egos.
What do you most admire about the fashion industry?
I most admire the creativity of the designers.
Who is your favourite designer?
Dolce & Gabbana.
What do you think are the biggest issues fashion houses face today?
Competition from rival fashion houses.
Was modelling how you expected it to be?
Yes and no, it is a lot harder to make it as a big model than people think.
What would you be doing in another life?
I would be in my third year of a business and marketing degree.
What is the best place you’ve travelled to with modelling?
I think that there is quite a lot of diversity already. Especially with the biggest fashion houses.
What is the achievement that you are most proud of?
When I walked my first show for Dolce Gabbana in Milan fashion week or shooting with Tom ford himself.
Do you feel you have sacrificed a lot to be in this industry?
I sacrificed my university degree in order to pursue modelling as a full-time career.
Have you had any modelling horror stories?
I once had to pretend to play a banjo at a casting in a silent room which was quite an embarrassing experience.
What are your future aspirations?
To travel and work in as many countries as I can and work at the highest level in the industry.
What would be your dream job to book?
To land a big fragrance campaign for one of the top fashion houses.
What’s next for you?
I’m looking to move to New York.
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