People

Jess PW

CHRISTOPHER KANE dress; BURBERRY RUNWAY shirt; ALEX PERRY corset.

“I feel most powerful when I’m the underdog,” she told us. But that ice-cold stare and attitude to match, they’re taking her nowhere but the top. Walking 52 shows for SS 17 alone, she was tapped for Christian Dior’s feminist statement and made her power known at Saint Laurent. A tomboy from way back, ‘Salty’ to the ones who know her best, she calls Tilda Swinton a heroine and her hometown of Perth “the weirdest, wildest place on Earth”.

“My greatest adventure [was] driving 35 hours across the Nullarbor Plain to reach Port Lincoln and dive with great white sharks.”

Corset from The Vintage Clothing Shop; ACNE STUDIOS dress; LEVI’S jeans and shoes from Fabrique Vintage; KAMINSKI hat from Strand Hatters; CARTIER watch; CHRISTIAN DIOR earring.
BOTTEGA VENETA top; ACNE STUDIOS earrings.
DION LEE jacket and pants; t-shirt from The Print Bar; embroidery from Broad Stitches; prop stylist’s own pins.

My star sign is … Scorpio and Sagittarius. I believe in … The fact that climate change is real. I’ll always make time for … Long, deep conversation. I feel connected to … Nature. Love is … Never getting sick of someone. I couldn’t live without … Pen and paper and a film camera. Right now I’m listening to … Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd.

“My life mantra is ‘here for a good time not a long time’.”

Corset from The Vintage Clothing Shop; STELLA MCCARTNEY dress; CHRISTIAN DIOR shoes.

“To recharge I go on road trips. One day I will drive from Chile to Alaska.”

MAISON MARGIELA shirt; DRIES VAN NOTEN top; LEVI’S jeans from Fabrique Vintage; GUCCI watch and belt; CHRISTIAN DIOR earring.
GUCCI jacket, pants and belt; corset from The Vintage Clothing Shop; stylist’s own Barbara Kruger t-shirt; hat from Fabrique Vintage.
T-shirt from The Print Bar; LOUIS VUITTON necklaces.

This world needs more … Conversation. My proudest moment is … A collection of moments where I know I worked really hard for them. I’m inspired by … People who do what they want! The most surreal job I’ve done was … When I was shooting in an old château in countryside France. The most exciting place right now is … London, and that probably won’t change. Growing up I used to think … I was a boy. But now I know … I am a girl. The one thing I’d tell my younger self is … Only buy it if you love it.

CÉLINE top, pants and belt; CHRISTIAN DIOR shoes; ACNE STUDIOS earrings.
Jess wears ALEXANDER WANG dress; t-shirt from The Print Bar; CHOPARD watch; KAMINSKI hat from Strand Hatters. Talent wear t-shirts from The Print Bar; ELLERY jeans; LEVI’S jeans from Fabrique Vintage.

PHOTOGRAPHY James Nelson
FASHION Bridie Gilbert
MODEL Jess PW @ Vivien’s Models
HAIR Jenny Kim @ MAP using David Mallett
MAKEUP Kellie Stratton @ MAP using Charlotte Tilbury
TALENT Nadine Bush, Natalie Decorte, Demelza Donohoo,
Grace Lee, Lille Madden, Hanna North, Jodie Payne,
Catherine Tate and Lara Vrkic
PRODUCtion Kate Austin @ Assembly Agency
PROP STYLIST Sophie Fletcher
DIGITAL OPERATOR Hannah Smith
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT Bjorn Johnson
STYLIST’S ASSISTANTS Ellen Presbury, Natalie Petrevski
and Angela Heathcote
HAIR ASSISTANT Karina Maree
MAKEUP ASSISTANT Shauna Crowley