Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Eric Rutherford Interview

Hi Eric! How are you?
Hi! I am fantastic? How are you, Portis? 

I'm great thanks!

Talk me through an average day in the life of you?
At this point in my life, I don’t think I could describe an average day as every day is above average. Every day is different. Whether it’s modeling in NICK GRAHAM’S SHOW during MFW in NY or brainstorming about my new column for AT LARGE Magazine. In this chapter of my life, I am focused on being my best self, embracing all the amazing opportunities I have been experiencing, and going for it. 

You are a man who wears many faces in the fashion industry, where are you at your most comfortable?
I am most comfortable being a storyteller. I love telling a story through words or images. 

As you can appreciate, I'm mostly here for your model looks which have lead to you working with countless photographers and brands over the years but more recently for Charlie by Matthew Zink. Are you more of a double denim or leather and lace kind of lad?
I am more of double denim lad. But I do like to throw on a bit of leather when I’m feeling a bit sexy/dirty. 

How do you like to wear your Charlie’s? 
I like my Signature Brief in Black. 

How did you get into modelling?
A casting agent saw me at a friend’s son's birthday party about a year ago. She liked my look and asked me to come in to put me on tape. I didn’t get the job but my old agent heard about it and asked me to meet with him. I had quit modelling over 10 years ago. 

What is it about working in the fashion industry you enjoy the most?
I love all the creatives I get to meet and be inspired by and the beautiful stories we get to create together. 

What would you say is your best feature?
My smile. Or my heart. 

Do you have a signature look? 
The joke is that I have one of the other: Blue Steel of Big Smile. LOL. 

And a signature cocktail to go with your look?
I don’t drink. My ‘cocktail’ would be a bouquet of tastes rolling around the tongue with none of the alcohol. 

I nearly forgot to ask for your measurements?
Currently, Jacket – 38, shirt - 16, sleeve- 33/34, waist – 32, inseam – 31, shoe - 11 

Where can I see you next?
I just finished sharing ‘A Day in the Life’ with Men’s Fashion Post. I also just shot a Liz Claiborne eyewear campaign!

How do you like to say hello?
With a big smile and hug. 

And goodbye?
With a big smile and hug. Even though I hate goodbyes. 

Thanks Eric!

Follow Eric Rutherford on Instagram here.
Photography by Scott Teitler


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