On a silent summer evening
The sky’s alive with lights
A building in the distance
On Echo Beach
Waves make the only sound
On Echo Beach
There’s not a soul around
—Martha and the Muffins, Echo Beach, 1980
Playing with colour and texture against the bleak yet beautiful backdrop of a West Coast beach at dawn, our Autumn issue cover shoot captures the bittersweet poignance of this transitional season. Titled Echo Beach, this fashion editorial recalls a place far away in time—a place we all long to be.
James (left, first image) wears Homme Plissé Issey Miyake pants and top and Sacai jacket, all from Holt Renfrew; shoes James’ own. John (right, first image) wears Homme Plissé Issey Miyake pants and top and Sacai skirt, all from Holt Renfrew; Hermès shoes.
Louis Vuitton full look.
James and John both wear Hermès full look.
John wears Gucci full look.
James wears Sara Armstrong top; Fear of God overcoat and Song for the Mute pants, both from Roden Gray; Burberry hat from Nordstrom; Tiffany & Co. Makers I.D. tag pendant in 18k gold on a 24-inch chain.
John wears Moncler fragment coat and Dries Van Noten pants from Nordstrom; Bottega sweater from Holt Renfrew; Hermès boots.
James (left) wears Dries Van Noten jumpsuit from Roden Gray; Sacai coat, Rick Owens parka, all from Holt Renfrew. John (right) wears Moncler pants, JW Anderson sweater and Isa Boulder shrug sweater, all from Nordstrom.
James (left) wears Dries Van Noten jumpsuit from Roden Gray; Sacai coat, Rick Owens parka, and Ruslan Baginskiy hat, all from Holt Renfrew; Hermès boots; Tiffany & Co. Makers narrow cuff in 18k gold. John (right) wears Moncler pants, JW Anderson sweater and Isa Boulder shrug sweater, all from Nordstrom; Ottolinger hat; underwear model’s own.
James (left) wears Bottega top and jacket from Holt Renfrew; Chopova Lowena skirt from Nordstrom; Hermès boots. John wears Marni jacket and South 2 West shirt from Roden Gray; Jill Sauder pants from Holt Renfrew; Hermès sneakers.
Same looks as above.
Models: John Deng and James Lam; Grooming: Maria Walton; Assistant stylist: Rosemary F.L.; Assistant Photographer: Alex Guiry.
Read more from our Autumn 2021 issue.