The days of blasting ear-piercing songs by the many famed boy bands from the ’90s have now become a distant memory. As their yet-to-hit-puberty voices blared out of radio stations, a pack of fanatic girls declared the boys to be their one and only loves. This went on until some sensible band managers decided to split their careers and save the music industry. But don’t rejoice just yet.
Designer Lukasz Stepien is bringing back the zealous memories by removing the microphone and offering a visual delight. In his fall 2011 collection, the ‘boy rocker’ theme is fairly obvious. But the distinctive characters played by the three models are the ones to look out for: a shirtless hunk with a bad boy image, another being a tailored indie boy and the third fitting the cute chocolate boy criterion. Armed with leather jackets, shearling-collared hoodies and skinny jeans, the boys are ready to rock a concert where star-shaped necklaces, indie rock hair, kohl eyes and a cigarette seem a prerequisite.
If the return of boy bands comes with this killer attitude and punk style, then I don’t know about you, but I’ll be lining up for my CD.
Photographed by camera masters Michal Kar and Maciej Piorko, click on the thumbnails above to view the entire shoot.