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From Men’s Style to Global Fashion Campaigns

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Former Men’s Style model, Aussie James ‘Jack’ Phillips is fast becoming an in-demand international model.

In our Summer 2014 issue we featured a young Australian model from Newcastle in a shoot we did at Kurnell in Sydney (see shots below).

Since then James Phillips has gone on to become a top male model through London’s Storm Management (his home agency being London Managament) – not bad for a kid discovered on a street corner back home in Australia.

As he told the website BoysByGirls about his discovery:

“I was scouted just on the corner of a street. I was doing a face to face fund-raising thing for a surfing foundation in Australia and this photographer just happened to walk past, and there was a model agency nearby that he was friendly with. He told them that he’d just seen a bloke that might be worth picking up and they came down and hit us up about it. At first I was pretty bemused and didn’t really know what to make of it, but after a little chat with them it all sounded pretty good and I went along with it and yeah here I am! So I’m pretty happy with how it has all gone so far, its all good experience.”

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Campaigns for the likes of Polo Ralph Lauren and Paul Smith are testament to the Aussie’s rise. and it comes with a refreshing lack of pretension.

“It wasn’t really something I put heaps of thought into,” he says of his entry into modelling. “My knowledge of the fashion industry I guess would come from watching Zoolander or something like that [laughs]. But you know coming into it it’s a pretty cool scene to be involved with.”

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James Phillips for Men’s Style, Summer 2014
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James Phillips for Men’s Style, Summer 2014
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James Phillips for Men’s Style, Summer 2014