Last month we had the pleasure of shooting our women's AW18 lookbook with the multi talented Jess Bishop, a singer/songwriter and model. In between taking some fantastic photos we took the chance to ask Jess a few question about her music career and musical inspirations.
How would you describe your fashion/style sense?
I would describe both my music and style as a bit retro :). I love shopping in second hand stores and finding beautiful vintage clothes. I do love lots of contemporary designers too like vilshenko, ba&sh, Rixo, and ethical brands like ‘runaway bicycle’ and ‘dagny’.
How would you describe your music style?
My music style is primarily alternative folk/blues but I have a really eclectic taste in the music that I listen to so I think there’s a slight influence from a variety of genres!
What got you into music?
My parents are big music lovers so I think that’s probably where it started. I played piano and violin at school but was never very good! My auntie bought me my first guitar when I was 16 and this was when I realised what i really loved was songwriting.
Who are your biggest musical influences/inspiration?
My biggest influences growing up were probably Joni Mitchell, John martyn, Bob Dylan, nirvana and bob Marley. At the moment artists that appear a lot on my playlists are Cat power, Radiohead, Leonard Cohen, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler the creator, nils frahm, junior kimbrough and lots of African artists like Ali Farka toure and fela Kuti.
If you weren't a musician what would you be?
If I wasn’t a musician I’d probably be trying to figure out how to make a career out of travelling so probably a travel writer! I studied anthropology at university and have always been fascinated by different cultures.
What were your favourite pieces your wore during the shoot and why?
I really love hats so 2 of my favourite things from the shoot were the the black rib knit cashmere beanie which is so well made and very warm! I would wear this constantly! I also loved the cashmere beret in navy. I think this really suits my style too. There were so many beautiful cashmere scarves, it’s very hard to choose but I loved the burgundy rib knit cashmere scarf.
Burgundy & Navy Herringbone Cashmere Scarf