Facehunter Takes Manhattan

NOWNESS' Fashion Week Correspondent Stops Traffic to Recruit the Style Elite

Today’s film follows Facehunter creator Yvan Rodic as he roams the streets of New York, bumps into Terry Richardson, and reveals the secret to catching his eye (play hard-to-get). The Swiss-born, London-based Rodic got his start five years ago snapping attendees at art openings in Paris. “I realized I had a collection of portraits and decided to post them online, as I thought there might be interest in real people," says Rodic. His trumpeting of authentic individuality quickly caught on with fashion enthusiasts across the globe, and his site helped to pioneer the street style genre as a blogging business. These days, Facehunter is a regular fixture at fashion week but Rodic also "hunts" in less expected locales such as São Paulo, Oslo and Reykjavik, photographing compelling strangers for his site and his weekly column in UK newspaper the Observer. "With street style you are a flâneur. You meet someone, create a connection, get a special shot and you are the only one," he says, adding, "Fashion week is like speed dating." For the fall 2011 RTW shows, Rodic will be shooting events for NOWNESS in each of the four fashion capitals. First up is New York, and tonight’s launch of Johan Lindeberg’s BLK DNM collection in SoHo; NOWNESS premieres the new brand’s film tomorrow. To see photos from the event, check back here tomorrow and visit our gallery on Facebook.

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Conversations (4)

  • mb11
    What is the name of the song/band playing on the last track of this video? Thanks.
    • Posted By mb11
    • April 16, 2011 at 11:53PM
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  • Fashiongirl
    ***** I can't believe you are showing this guys street style. I thought nowness was all about quality. There are so many other street style sites out there that have quality photographs on them. I think you guys probably need to do a little bit more research before you decide what you are going to put on your site. Im sorry but I don't see any skill in his work at all, just boring photos and no creativity.
    • Posted By Fashiongirl
    • February 16, 2011 at 1:11AM
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  • Robin Brown
    This is really lame. This kid is non skilled, jumped on the bandwagon of fashion blogging and doing something that 5000 other people already did before him. Nothing special, just mediocre, I thought Nowness was more then that.
    • Posted By Robin Brown
    • February 15, 2011 at 4:27AM
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  • La Femme Française
    Love this video !

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