Wavey Garms on reaching their creative peak
To mark The North Face’s F19 Seven Summits collection, listen to seven stories of never-ending pursuit.
The North Face’s latest capsule honours the great Kit DesLauriers, the first person to ski down the Seven Summits. That is, the seven highest mountains from each of the seven continents, or a whopping 40,657 metres (phwoar).
To celebrate the esteemed ski-mountaineer and The North Face’s accompanying F19 Seven Summits collection, The Face spoke to seven style leaders at the top of their game. Sharing stories of their own creative endeavours aboard a rooftop in Wapping – where a backdrop of the capital’s towering landmarks emulated pure mountain epicness – it’s a reminder of the relentless pursuit of challenge behind every creative peak. One that then takes you to even greater heights.
Wavey Garms is a family affair. Sibling duo Rhiannon and Andres Barry began their trek up the mountain way back in 2013 when they founded their influential vintage resale business. They’ve been at the top ever since.
Rhiannon: “We are a collective? Would you say?”
Andres: “Yeah because we’re brother and sister. Suppose we’ve got similar interests in a lot of things, that’s why we work with each other.”
A: “Fashion. Just into cool stuff really and try to make a living off it, which didn’t start like that but that’s how it’s ended up being. Wavey Garms started off as a fluke basically, it wasn’t meant to be what it is now.”
R: “We liked finding second hand designer clothes and we made a Facebook group where people could share online and it just grew.”
A: “People just liked the styles we were pushing at the time and we started off a brand new concept where you could buy and sell with Facebook.”
Art Director Alex O’Brien Creative Strategist Leo Robbins Producer Rosanna Gouldman Production Manager Katherine Bampton
Production Assistant Natasha Hughes Sound Recordist Millie Gray Interviewer Amy Francombe Photographers Assistant Jack Grange Digital Operator Neil Bennett Art Department Ben Clark Art Dept Assistant Benthe De Vries Stylist Isabel Bush Stylist Assistant Jakrin Von Bueren Make-up Marina Belfon-Rose Hair Stylist Jose Quijano @ The Wall Group Hair Assistant Emmal Baker @ The Wall Group