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BI R M I N G HA M

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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION 4 INTERVIEWS Liam Cokayne Arron Peters Liam OLeary 6 10 14

MUSIC

ART The Custard Factory

LIFEST YLE

FASHION Provide

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LIAM COKAYNE
PHOTOGRAPHY AND INTERVIEW BY SOPHIE FISHER STYLED BY LIAM COKAYNE
So l e t s s t a rt t h i s o ff. Te l l us a b o ut yo urs e l f? We ll, I w as b o r n an d r aise d in R e d d it ch, B irmin gham is t he clo se st cit y t o me . E ve r sin ce I w as lit t le I use d t o sk at e , t he w ho le e le me n t o f mast e r in g a small b o ar d t o d o w hat e ve r yo u w an t it t o d o w it h yo ur fe e t alw ays phase d me . G r ow in g up, music w as a b ig par t o f my life t o o , B ir min gham w as gr e at fo r e ve n t s t o d o w it h music, an d t he y have gr e at ar e n as fo r it fr o m t he NE C t o t he H M V I n st it ut e . You said ever since you was little you liked to skate, what was your first board? M y fir st e ve r b o ar d w as so me flimsy, ar go s ow n b o ar d , I st ar t e d o ff usin g it t o go d ow n hills an d r ace my fr ie n d s, un t il I act ually se e n o t he r , pr o ffe sio n als sk at in g w hich inspir e d me t o t ak e it mo r e se r io usly an d st ar t pr act isin g. Do yo u t h i n k Bi rm i n gh a m o ffe rs s o m e go o d o p p o rt un i t i e s fo r s ka t e rs a n d t h a t s t yl e o f cul t ure ? H o n e st ly, I d o nt . I t s alw ays t he same he r e . Yo u go o ut w it h yo ur fr ie n d s t o fin d a go o d spo t t o sk at e an d pr act ise an d t he n se cur it y co me ove r an d t e ll yo u t hat yo u cant sk at e he r e , it s again st t he law o r so me b ullshit . E ve n t ho ugh t he r e ar e a fe w sk at e par k s, it s n o t t he same as fin d in g yo ur ow n lit t le spo t t o sk at e . Yo u re ve ry fa s h i o n a b l e , yo u s a i d yo u m o de l i n yo ur s p a re t i m e . Wh a t t yp e o f fa s h i o n wo ul d yo u s ay yo u h ave ? Than k s! A lt ho ugh, I d o nt have o r fo llow a par t icular fashio n t r e n d . I love b aggy t - shir t s an d sk in ny je an s, e ve n t ho ugh I m pr o b ab ly a me d ium, I alw ays have e xt r a lar ge clo t he s. I t s mo r e o f a casual lo o k I gue ss. I d o e n joy fo llow in g fashio n b r an d s t ho ugh. Wh a t i s t h e fa s h io n b r an d yo u lik e t h e m o s t a n d w hy? I d o nt have o n e w h i c h I l i k e th e m os t, I bu y r e aso n ab ly pr ice d br a n d s l i k e H U F, S u p r em e, D iamo n d Supply C o. bu t I a l s o l ove to s h op at v in t age sho ps. H owever , h i g h en d f a s h i on appe als t o me : B r a n d s s u c h a s G i ven c hy , R AF Simmo n s an d Ve r s a c e bu t i ts u s u a l l y w h a teve r cat che s my e ye a n d I l l bu y i t. So h ow d o yo u t h in k B ir m in g h am is f o r b uyi n g a n d fi n d in g c lo t h e s ? B ir min gham has i ts p r os a n d c ons , I m ea n w hat C it y d o e snt ? Y k n ow B i r m i n g h a m i s gr e at fo r t he v in ta g e s h op s , th e C u s ta r d Fa ct o r y e spe cially w i th C OW a n d U r ba n V i l l a g e. B ut also t he yr e ex c el l en t f or th e s k a te s h op s , P r ov id e an d I d e al . An d th en f or th e m od er n , main st r e am fashion ty p es you h ave th e B u l lr in g an d sur r o un d i n g s h op s . B i r m i n g h a m has it s lit t le ge m s , s om eti m es th ey r e h i d d en so o n ly a ce r t ain f ew k n ow h ow to g et th er e o r so me t hin g w hi c h m a k es i t g ood bec a u s e yo ur e mo r e lik e ly to be or h ave a u n i qu er st yle co mpar e d t o s om eon e w h o a l w ay s s h op s in t he B ullr in g. Yo u ve m o d e l l e d f o r v ar io u s b r an d s b e f o r e . Wh a t a t t ra ct s yo u t o m o d e llin g ? The fact t hat yo u c a n s h ow of f you r s ty l e or sk at e fo r t he cam er a i s g ood , I ts m or e of an ad ve n t ur e r e al l y . T h e d i f f er en t l oc a ti on s yo u ge t t o go t o , I ve been to p l a c es to s h oot w he r e I d id nt e ve n k n ow a bou t bef or e, a n d it s also t he st yle s you g et to be i n . O n e d ay I co uld b e suit e d and booted , th e n ex t I c ou l d b e half n ak e d o n a bea c h i n B a r ba d os , you just n e ve r k n ow wh a t you h ave to d o. M od ellin g t o me fe e ls l i k e I m h el p i n g ou t, th ey r e ge t t in g r e cogn it io n by th e f r ee c l oth es I g et an d t he sho o t s I d o, w h i c h i s a bon u s !

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Bi rm i n gh a m h a s ch a n ge d v a s t l y ove r t h e ye a rs , d o yo u t h i n k t h a t fa s h i o n h a s go n e with it? O h ye ah d e fin it e ly, alt ho ugh I t s all co min g b ack n ow isnt it . L ik e b ack w he n my par e n t s we r e yo un ge r , t he yd b e we ar in g mo r e o r le ss w hat I m we ar in g n ow . Tie d ye , cuffe d je an s, t he lo t . Wh a t i s yo ur favo uri t e t h i n g a b o ut Bi rm i n gh a m a n d w hy? To ugh q ue st io n , I t hin k ove r all B ir min gham is a gr e at place . The b e st t hin g fo r me wo uld b e how v ast it is. The r e s a lo t t o d o he r e , an d also t he b uild in gs an d ar chit e ct ur e . I f yo u t ak e a go o d lo o k ar o un d an d pay at t e nt io n t o t he b uild in gs r at he r t han t he flo o r o r t he sho ps, t he yr e b e aut iful. A n d e ve n t ho ugh B ir min gham has chan ge d a lo t , it st ill has t hat gr e at ar chit e ct ur e .

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