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Community | 1st October 2021

A Modelling career awaits Langholm teen


Sam Cook signs up with London agency and hits the catwalk

A MODEL son has gone on to walk the catwalk at London Fashion Week.

Langholm local Sam Cook took to the runway for the first time ever earlier this month to model for not one but two designers – up-and-coming Kaushik Velendra and established Stefan Cooke.

It was an experience like no other for 19-year-old Sam, who is currently studying in Edinburgh for a psychology degree.

He had only walked for the agency just once prior to the shows and only a week before.

“Before the shows there were rehearsals and during them, I was petrified but I calmed down by the time the show took place, walking in front of people felt more natural than when there was nobody and was enjoyable,” he said.

“My first show was for Kaushik Velendra was a semi-finalist for the LVMH [Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy] prize which is quite a big deal, it was quite a bit different to the clothes for my second show for Stefan Cooke.

“His focus is on British fashion and the beauty that comes from that, he’s a very young designer and both were very lovely people – I had a good time walking for both of them.”

Sam got into modelling after having some head shots taken by photographer George Reid who thought he could pursue a career.

After being gifted a photography day by his stepmother, with the photos taken sent to model agencies picked up by Colours Agency, a model and creative talent agency in Scotland, who signed him up with Select Model Management in London.

His mum Deborah Maxwell said she was so proud of him and was as high as a kite after seeing her son walk during the iconic week.

“It’s so surreal, I can’t really believe he did it,” she said.

“Me and my mum kept asking each other had it happened, it’s such a fantastic achievement for him and he has so much more to look forward to whether he takes it further or decides to do something else.

“I’m really proud of all three of my sons, not just Sam, I have another who lives in New Zealand and one who is currently attending college and has a dream of becoming a Formula 1 engineer, I tell them they can do anything they set their mind to.”

Sam now holds his future in his own hands.

“Everyone’s helped me so much and now I want to just have a bit of a breather and be with the people I love,” he said.

“After that there’s many places it can take me with interest from overseas, I’d hope I can go Milan and Paris and Tokyo and New York but it’s a competitive game so I don’t want to get my hopes up, but I want to be the best I can be.”

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