Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Markain of Huntley Homme, interviewed

Huntley Homme, fashion for the modern homosexual. No, this ain't leather gear and nipple clamps, but something a little more, on-trend.

Based out of Melbourne, Markian and his partner James are the power couple behind this newcomer to the etail landscape and I got to bend Markian's ear about all the important things.

Rambler: Why gay fashion? 
Markian: I don't think there is enough of it out there. I know there are some amazing people out there creating beautiful work, but if you do an online search for gay fashion a lot of the t-shirts are just so clich├ęd and uninspired. I'm all for wearing your pride, but I wanted to share a more creative and expressive way to do that. Our prints are a mixture of hand drawn sketches, digitally created art or a mixture of both. 

Rambler: What's your background? 

Markian: Styling and photographing womenswear fashion. I've spent years making girls look hot and I'm thrilled to be able to share some of that love with the boys now.

Rambler: Who is your customer, are they club kids, students, queens, all of the above?

Markian: Definitely all of the above, I'd like to think there is something in there for every gay. We had a big sale from Russia last week and I couldn't help thinking that if he wore some of the t-shirts publicly he could be arrested for “gay propaganda”. Our y-front sweat pants and some of the more graphic prints are sure to turn a few heads, but there are also some more subtle pieces that you can wear every day, no matter where you live and what the political climate is. 

Rambler: Who is your favourite RuPaul's Drag Race contestant and why?

Markian: I've got to give it to Courtney Act this season. I'm only 2 episodes in and I may be a little biased as she's a fellow Aussie, but girl knows how to work it. My all time fave would have to be Ongina from Season 1. She always stomped the hell out of that catwalk and I love how she rocked her shaved head.

Rambler: Kylie or Dannii?  

Markian: How can you ask me that, they're both from my hometown Melbourne! I'm Team Kylie but I do have a big soft spot for Dannii. I wish she would stop judging singing shows and actually start singing again. 

Markian of Huntley Homme

Rambler: Boxers or briefs?

Markian: I'm a brief boy all the way.

Rambler: What's next for Huntley Homme?
Markian: The main focus for now is getting our name out there. I've had the opportunity to connect with some amazing photographers and stylists that I really admire, so hopefully you'll be seeing those collaborations come to life in the near future. My partner James and I are already working on the next collection so stay tuned. 

Rambler: Any celebrity clients as yet?

Markian: Not quite yet but fingers crossed. We've reached out to a few people and I would love to see that come to fruition. There are definitely some guys we want to get our hands and clothes on. 

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