I recently introduced you to Conrad Leadley |Independent Men| as one of this season’s hottest new faces and I’m glad that I had the chance to interview him and get to know him a little bit better. Before I present you with the interview, I would like to thanks Conrad and Giuseppe (@Independent Men) for making this happened.

Check out the interview below!

VK: Hi, Conrad! How are you?

CL: Yeah I’m oright thanks, are you?

VK: I’m good, thanks for asking!

VK: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

CL: I’m 19, from the north of England. My main interest is music, both playing in bands and listing. I’ve played guitar since I was 12 and recently have a new band called weekend millionaire but with all my travelling we haven’t had a chance to do much. Few demo’s kicking about on the internet but not too much stuff, yet

VK: How were you discovered?

CL: ermmm Sarah Vickery scouted me on the high street in Leeds one day. I thought she was crazy and tried to run away… ha but she’s actually a lovely lady!

VK: What do you think about the modeling world?

CL: Itsss a nice place to be….

VK: You’re quite fashionable yourself—before you were modeling, have you always been into fashion?

CL: Haha you think so? Yeah I suppose, I just like scooters and that kind of music so I guess it’s just reflected in how I dress. I’m pretty proud to be English too! So that’s an influence.

VK: What do you do when you’re not booked? (any hobbies, sports, activities etc?)

CL: Naughty things…

VK: What do you think of the men’s fashion nowadays?

CL: It’s pretty good, a lot of the time when I use to see high fashion stuff I thought it was a bit out there but there’s a lot of stuff I like lately, so I’m finding it hard to stay loyal to the Fred Perry!

VK: What is your favourite city to visit? Why?

CL: I don’t know yet; ask me when I’ve seen them all!

VK: What music have you been listening to lately?

CL: Lately I haven’t being getting to listen and find as much new music as I would like but just all the old fave’s really. The small faces, The jam etc. actually I met someone recently that’s made me listen to rap…I might be coming around a little bit to it ha its always being a closed door before.

VK: If you weren’t a model, you would be…

CL: Erm… I was on the dole when I got scouted! Haha. So I’m not sure. Doing some university course I’m not that interested in probably?

VK: Tell me about your first photo shoot, did you feel comfortable in front of the camera?

CL: Hahahaha next question.

VK: What kind of modeling job do you prefer? (ad campaigns, editorial, runways etc?)

CL: Well all three are better for different reasons but editorials are usually quite cool because I’ll rock up on a morning and find that the other models are good friends so you just get to hang out all day. Like yesterday I did Viktor magazine and Jordan rocked up from independent….was a good day.

VK: You’ve recently walked for Alexander McQueen – what was that like?

CL: It was amazing, I loved the clothes…I tried to get some for free but…it wasn’t gonna happen! I didn’t think they were interested at all so when I booked it I was chuffed. I like shows…there like playing gigs, you get all pumped up before you go out.

VK: What’s next for Conrad Leadley?

CL: We’ll see won’t we…there is a lot to do out there.


Posted by:Vincent Ko

Vincent Ko is a fashion photographer, stylist and creative consultant based in Toronto. He specializes in editorial photography and portraiture. His love for design, architecture, food and coffee is constantly share amongst his viewers with the sole intention to inspire others through his lens.