James Hayden Casual, chic pieces are so very James Hayden

We got to learn about American-based photographer turned designer James Hayden from our very good friend and photographer CJ Kim. CJ admits that this is the first time James has actually created a collection and shot his designs with another photographer and was pretty excited to see the results. “‘The Reckoning’ is about an artist transitioning into another role,” he says charmingly. “That’s where the name comes from, really. Reckoning: a person’s view, opinion, or judgement. Not that an artist should care what others say about their work, but this is a stepping stone.” The collection features simple pieces that have attitude but aren’t too complicated with details like the floral prints he used in some of the looks to the Grunge style in others. The images depict more of what the collection is about .. strong, simple and artistic. Below are some of the images we totally love from the collection .. 3 looks taken from different angles.

James Hayden

James Hayden

James Hayden

James Hayden

Fashion photographers want to tell a story with their photos,” the designer says. “While Fashion designers want to show off their “stories” through design“. In fact, when James designs, he thinks of a girl who just wants to dress casual but also loves to look chic at the same time. “Fashion is rapidly changing and/or revamping old trends,” he says. “But one thing remains true about fashion no matter the time period, it will always be talked about. It will always be reckoned.”

Currently, James is enjoying combining his passion for photography with his love for fashion and is currently taking baby steps with the fashion brand which he hopes to develop.

To learn more about James Hayden, please visit his website:- http://jameshaydenphotography.4ormat.com/

Photography/Concept by: CJ Kim
Model: Sarah Terry-Treviso
MUA: Angelica Ross
Hair: Kayla Frei