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'Sylvia' A nostalgia project. Photographed  by Avril Harding

'Sylvia' A nostalgia project. Photographed by Avril Harding

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'Sylvia' A nostalgia project. Photographed by Avril Harding


Photographed and directed by Avril Harding

From spy cams to sex tapes, all of modern life is tracked, recorded, shared and scrutinized. For

Autumn/Winter 2013, ANTIPODIUM peers breathlessly into private worlds – steaming up the windows and turning a telephoto lens onto our private lives.

SEX, LIES & CCTV explores the politics of surveillance, the faceless voyeur – secretly phone hacking and digi-tracking – and the creepy thrill of being watched. The unbridled exhibitionism of urban living – from notorious glass-fronted apartment blocks and hotels like highrise peep shows, to the minutiae of everyday life documented via a stream of images, carefully curated, filtered and wittily tagged – means the private has become unashamedly public.

Creative Director Geoffrey J. Finch creates a contemporary uniform for a life under surveillance: a

wardrobe of modern classics, deftly subverted. Tough, masculine outerwear hints at a buttoned-up sexuality underneath; versatile shapes, a contemporary palette and clever texture-clashes.

This is clothing in which to navigate a world that is constantly on camera – where personal style is everything.

Graphic elements echo urban life, from Brutalist parking lots and public transport to the icons of

modern living – warning and exit signs, street lines and grids.

Velvet, silk, Mohair waffle and Chambray clash with Nappa leather and hot slick hammered patent, and a palette of acid brights gives way to softer hues of tobacco, pistachio, oxblood, ice pink, and celadon.

Ultra-wearable, SEX, LIES & CCTV is full of clever buys, from crisp shirting (and the ANTIPODIUM staple, the shirt dress), to bright knits, adroit day-to-night dresses, and short shorts to the surreal flare-out cut of the Slicker dress. The Instinct bodice and skirt is a naughty homage to Verhoeven’s iconic Basic Instinct interrogation scene.

Which begs the question…

Asher and Harvey at AMCK captured by Juan Jose Lorenzo and styled by Avril Harding with pieces from Joseph Turvey, T.Lipop, Domingo Rodriguez, Jolita Jewellery, LF Markey and River Island, in exclusive for Fucking Young! Online.

Make-Up by Terri-Ann Aubrey-Smith.


Mixed media illustration for Simone Rocha’s new shop in Dover Street Market

By Avril Harding

Sewn Illustrations for Comme des Garcon s/s 13

By Avril Harding

Photography & Art direction by Avril Harding

Styling by Lucy Barnes

Model/ Seb Copple

Middlesex university designers

Advertising Campaign for Comme des Garçon PLAY collection for my magazine

By Avril Harding

Illustrator drawing of Rei Kawakubo and Adrian Joffe for my Dover Street Market Magazine.

By Avril Harding

Potato print logo for Dover Street Market

By Avril Harding

Letterpress for my concept magazine/ for Dover Street Market

By Avril Harding

An illustrator drawing for Simone Rocha s/s13
By Avril Harding

No eyes for expression.

Avril Harding. Styling and Art direction.

Photographed by Charlotte Bibby.