D1’s Thomas Penfound has been working non-stop for some of the biggest names in fashion since he was scouted three years ago. Now not only is he one of the most recognisable male models in the industry but he’s turned his hand to designing too, with the launch of his shirt line T. Penfound last season.
Where I was scouted: Three years ago when I was out and about in Manchester. I definitely enjoying it more now than when I started. I’ve now got some really good groups of friends in the industry so jobs are much more fun.
Home is: Hackney at the moment.
Favourite London hang out: Chilling in a park. London’s fun when it’s nice outside.
Favourite place in the world: Bed.
Dream destination: I want to get a motorbike and do a road trip across America.
Favourite food: I go through phases, at the moment I’m quite into Vietnamese.
I like my eggs: Poached.
Favourite movie: Dumb & Dumber, Pulp Fiction and The Big Lebowski.
Least favourite movie: A chick flick.
Favourite cartoon: Danger Mouse.
First gig: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
First CD I bought: Ocean Colour Scene, it was nineties Britpop time.
Music I like: Good rock ‘n’ roll, hip-hop and old school house.
Most treasured possession: Used to be a chain, but I lost it.
Last thing I bought: Milk.
Current obsession: An album by Otis G Johnson, a gospel soul guy from the seventies.
Shows I walked last season: Marc By Marc Jacobs, Paul Smith, Margaret Howell, Dries Van Noten, Alexandre Plokhov, Robert Geller, Billy Reid & Siki Im.
Myself in three words: Skinny Northern lad.
Photographer Daniel Thomas Smith
Fashion Editor and words Francesca Prudente
Grooming Lara Himpelmann using DERMALOGICA & BUMBLE & BUMBLE
Model Thomas Penfound at D1
Thomas wears polo neck shirt & jumper by PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND