Young in Fashion: Harry Rowley

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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?

Milan, Italy.


Do you think the lack of diversity on catwalks is something that is changing?

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.

Instagram: @Harryrowley
Twitter: @harryrowley0

Molly Shanahan

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