Philip Huang, the male model best known for fronting campaigns for Hugo Boss and Kenzo, always dreamed of trading his native Cleveland, Ohio for the swim and surf culture of the West Coast. Upon obtaining a degree in Engineering from Drexel University, Huang parlayed his part-time job as an in-store model at Neiman Marcus into a career that has spanned a decade working for the likes of Dolce and Gabbana, Armani, and Zenga. However, he held onto his California dream.... MORE
Enter Philip Huang x TIMO, a capsule collection of swim trunks available exclusively on the shopping app du jour, Spring. The line (not affiliated with designer Timo Weiland) is in good company with the site’s other hip, of-the-moment brands, including Edie Parker, Todd Snyder, and Master Dynamic, among others.
In true top model fashion, Huang enlisted the help of his friends and fellow professionals for the Lords of Dogtown-inspired PH x TIMO campaign shot at Rockaway Beach: Ian Jones, the male model, and Bibi Cornejo Borthwick, a photographer and the daughter of Maria Cornejo and Mark Borthwick.
Of the campaign, Cornejo Borthwick shares,"I was so happy to collaborate with Philip. His and Ian's energy was so organic, it made the shoot extremely natural, and I felt like I was just documenting two close friends at the beach for a day…I loved that about it."
Text courtesy of Interview magazine