From Lemaire To ‘Love Island’: Brett Staniland Talks About His Villa Wardrobe

Most fans of iTV’s hit reality dating series Love Island are tuning in for the drama, the tension, and, of course, the promise that the singles competing actually find love. The fashion, while exuberant and expressive, isn’t typically one of the reasons to check in each week. Brett Staniland, a model and fashion expert, flipped the script, bringing a suitcase of camp shirts, wide-leg pants, and Casablanca kicks to the villa when he appeared as a contestant on the show’s seventh season. While he lasted only a handful of episodes, his fashion sense was in marked contrast to the tight, bro-y looks that define Love Island menswear—instead of Boohoo Men, he packed Lemaire. Staniland’s on-trend menswear didn’t always translate for the audience–one viewer remarked of his Katharine Hamnett jacket and fisherman sandals, “Did Brett get dressed in the dark tonight?”—but it did resonate within the fashion community, where he is an avid member of High Fashion Twitter, often collaborating with other emerging critics and commentators. Read more at Vogue.