He’s a twenty three year old medical student of British and Yugoslavian descent and he was walking down Little Bourke Street Melbourne on the way to get a hair cut when he was spotted by our street style photographer Mary Tham. Although Mary got the “before”, rather than the “after the haircut” shot, Benjamin still won your vote for favourite style and fashion look for April 2015. Says Benjamin: “I wish I was photographed after I was all styled up!”
Benjamin says he was a bit taken aback when Mary stopped him to be photographed, although he also admits to being flattered at the same time. “It felt a bit bizarre having a stranger want to photograph you.” He was even more bewildered when he found out he’d won the vote by Cocktail Revolution followers for favourite style and fashion for the month. Of his reaction to winning, Benjamin says it’s the first time he’s won anything and it felt great to have won something thanks to his personal style.
Benjamin admits he’s never really thought about his style as anything specific.
“I’ve always loved colour and prints. Defying Melbourne archetypes, I don’t own anything completely black.
Unless its 44 degrees outside, I’ll always choose to wear a shirt over a tee shirt. Collars and my neck are best friends. I enjoy mixing items of clothing from my wardrobe and carefully putting together an outfit in no more than 5 minutes.
I am massively inspired by bold, vibrant designer brands like Comes Des Garcons, Kenzo, Vivienne Westwood and Christopher Kane. I just can’t wait to be able to afford them “
While he’s delighted with his Happy Socks prize which were sent directly from Sweden, Benjamin’s put away his $100 prize money towards an overseas trip. “Travelling is the best thing a person can do, and shopping is always more fun in a new city.”
Shoes – Windsor Smith
Socks – Uniqlo
Yellow Jacket – Cos
Striped top – Comme Des Garcons
Pants – Lee’s
Scarf – from High School
All Photos – Mary Tham