If Darcy Campbell isn’t already on your radar of local Toowoomba talent please adjust your radar-thingy right now, I think it’s broken.
With a perspective that’s just a bit different to the usual, Darcy’s been making a name for himself as the go-to fashion photographer in the region. Despite being a baby in the 90s, that grungy, street vibe of that decade is Darcy’s muse, and he says Calvin Klein’s Kate Moss era is a big inspiration.
When I first met Darcy I was blown away by his energy and ambition. He has a vision that goes far beyond the tiny streets of Toowoomba and with his talent and work ethic it’s fair to say he’ll be achieving it. Not content with *just* being a photographer and uni student Darcy’s added another notch to his fashion portfolio, launching new label Nonstop. If that name doesn’t give you an insight in Darcy’s attitude, what will?
Find out more about Nonstop and Darcy in our quick Q&A.
Can you tell me a bit about the label, like who it’s aimed at and the style?
Nonstop is aimed at those who are exactly that: Nonstop. It’s a label for the creatives and those who are always on the go. This first little release is just tees but there is a lot in the pipeline.
What about the clothes – what materials and design process did you use?
The shirts are 100% cotton AS COLOUR tees, and this first batch were all embroidered in town here at MADE. Eventually I want to be designing the whole piece, and going through a manufacturer, having completely control of how the garment is made and how it fits etc.
Is Nonstop something you had planned or is a natural progression from your photography work?
It’s definitely been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and after working for a lot of independent labels I’ve had a lot of insight into what works well and what doesn’t – so I’ve always wanted to give it a go.
What’s been the most unexpected challenge about getting it off the ground?
Finding the time! Between work/uni and trying to stay on top with my photography it’s been a hectic time!
What is that you like or inspires you about the streetwear/grunge/urban style?
The attitude hahaha, I don’t know, tricky one… streetwear/grunge, I just love it.
And your plans for the future of the label and your work – any insights you can give as to your future plans for world domination?
I plan to reach out to a lot of photographers and let them shoot the content. I want to mirror what I do for other labels as a photographer, but from the label’s side if that makes sense. New clothes are coming, new designs, and lots of new content in the pipeline so stay posted.
Images courtesy of Darcy Campbell