Welcome to

THE FASHION BANDIT

Quite possibly the most fun fashion concept around

 

Art Direction. Styling. Design.
Independent Photographers.


At your service.

 

Lead by The Fashion Bandit, aka TV presenter, art director, designer, stylist and eager fashion reformer Benedikte St.Pierre , The Fashion Bandit Crew consists of photographers (The Photo Bandits), models (The Model Bandits) and a nail designer (The Nail Bandit)

 

 

 

Daily Bandit Shots 

Our latest Bandit Shot

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Photo by Elsa Gabo. Art direction/design/styling/model: Benedikte St.Pierre
 
 

The Concept 

The concept consists of two aspects: one commercial and one purely inspirational. The commercial aspect is our unique visual expression, created through innovative art direction, photography and graphic design, an expression The Fashion Bandit & Crew are selling. 

The inspirational aspect is The Fashion Bandit’s crusade for freedom of personal expression through fashion, under the slogan “Wear what you like – and have fun with it.”

 

Fashion direction & photography – just a lot more fun

The Fashion Bandit’s visual expression is best described as images bursting with energy, vigour, fun, and to many brands and not least to fashion’s greatest fear: humour.  

In innovative styling beyond mainstream,  in anything but everyday settings and situations, playing on both the familiar, the unfamiliar and on clichés; on the expected and the unexpected, these components juggled together in often surprising ways, make the perfect eye-catcher for any brand or product. Ours is an expression sure to make you noticed.

 

 The inspirational aspect

 

Wear what you like
-and have fun with it.

 

The inspirational, non-commercial aspect stems from The Fashion Bandit’s crusade for freedom of personal expression through fashion. Through our images The Fashion Bandit aims to inspire people to dress and express themselves freely through fashion, instead of feeling forced to simply follow the “rules” set by the Fashion Police in the form of fashion experts and indeed by people in general.

In anything but mainstream outfits,  in anything but everyday settings and situations, and with energy, vigour, fun and a solid dash of humour, The Fashion Bandit is out styling and presenting fashion the Fashion Bandit way: in free style and in high spirits! 

 

Discover the world of The Fashion Bandit & Crew in our unmistakable Fashion Bandit photos.

The Fashion Bandit Benedikte St.Pierre is greeting you from a golden space
Photo/art direction/styling: Benedikte St.Pierre

 

The Fashion Bandit Benedikte St.Pierre and The Arctic Bandit Sindre Solvin are racing along on the coolest tricycle ever
Photo by Photo Bandit Kjetil Janson. AD/design/styling by Benedikte St.Pierre

 

The Fashion Bandit Benedikte St.Pierre is desperately running for the bus
Photo by Photo Bandit Adam Den Haene AD/design/styling by Benedikte St.Pierre

 

The Fashion Bandit’s Mission:

 

“Inspire to originality. Present with humour  – in high spirits.”

 

The team’s creative work is firmly based on The Fashion Bandit’s philosophy (see below). This is best summed up in The Fashion Bandit’s own words.

“My mission? Through my quirky styles, my disregard for trends and the mainstream, and my playing with clothes, I want to encourage and inspire people to fashion their own style and style their own fashion, regardless of Fashion Police and others’ opinions, and for people to relax and have fun with it.

And as for the commercial fashion photography…in a whirlwind of energy, with passion and spark and fun and humour I want to create images of fashion, both still and moving, which sweep the perfectly beautified, posed and often unsmiling and excluding style of fashion photography we’re so used to, off its feet.

Quite simply: I want to put fashion in high spirits!”

The Fashion Bandit, Benedikte St.Pierre 

 

 

The Fashion Bandit Benedikte St.Pierre is flying on a rocking horse
Photo montage by Benedikte St.Pierre. Photo of The Fashion Bandit by Elsa Gabo.

 

We’re all for hire!

Both The Fashion Bandit Benedikte St.Pierre and The Photo Bandits are professionals offering their services both as a team and independently: The Fashion Bandit as art director, stylist, graphic designer, TV presenter and host, and the Photo Bandits and Nail Bandit as – most naturally – photographers and nail designer. Respectively.  

So find out more about who we are, our work and what services we can offer – and most of all: have fun exploring fashion The Fashion Bandit’s way: In free style and in high spirits! 

 

The Fashion Bandit Benedikte St.Pierre and The Flying Bandit Alf-Ole Føre are taking a selfie with Brudeferden i Hardanger!
Photo by Photo Bandit Elsa Gabo. Collage/design Benedikte St.Pierre

Our Photos

The Fashion Bandit Benedikte St.Pierre is thoroughly enjoying her sweetsPhoto by Photo Bandit Elsa Gabo. Art Direction, styling and graphic design by Benedikte St.Pierre

The Fashion Bandit Photos are a collection of both fashion photography and commercial yet non-fashion photography in the unmistakable Fashion Bandit style: The outfits are anything but mainstream, the photos are buzzing with life, they’ve got energy, they’ve got spark and fun and – dare we say it – they’ve got humour!

See them all in our Galleries! 

Our services

The Fashion Bandit Benedikte St.Pierre is getting up from her sun chair and off to workPhoto by Photo Bandit Elsa Gabo. Art Direction, styling and graphic design by Benedikte St.Pierre

The Fashion Bandit & Crew at your service! Art Direction, styling, design and assignments as TV presenter and host from The Fashion Bandit Benedikte St.Pierre, and photographic services from – most naturally – the Photo Bandits. Check out our menu of services!

Daily Bandit Shots 

Photo by Elsa Gabo. Art direction/design/styling/model: Benedikte St.Pierre
 
 

THE FASHION BANDIT’S PHILOSOPHY

in further detail
The Fashion Bandits ' Founder, Creative Director and Head Bandit Benedikte St.Pierre
Photo by Photo Bandit Adam Den Haene

Dressing is expressing who you are.

Clothes are a universal language. It is a language you cannot help but speak no matter how much you claim you don’t care about clothes. No matter what you put on you’re sending out messages. Clothes are codes, giving out all kinds of information to a bigger or lesser extent: gender, age, interests, profession, nationality…By the clothes you are putting on in the morning, you are telling others who you are. 

So are the clothes you are wearing telling the outside world who you really are – on the inside? To many people this might not matter too much, but to those of us whom it does, it matters a lot. And I know, from the massive feedback I’ve been getting for years, that there are many of you out there wearing clothes which you do not feel are telling who you really are. You would really like to dress differently, but it takes so much courage to face the general opinion.

So in my opinion there are too many rules, norms and generally accepted “truths” about how to dress. Stylists and fashion experts talk about creating your own style – but in all honesty: How true is this, if you really want to go outside the norms? If you want a much larger expression?

These rules, norms and “truths” are in the way of a free, personal expression of  personality – and in the way of true creativity and playfulness!

Only you know who you are. That’s why YOU should decide how to dress – not someone other than yourself, not general opinions – and not the fashion police in the form of fashion experts.

 

Benedikte St.Pierre of the Fashion Bandit is striding along a table...

 

Wear what you like – there is no correct way of dressing other than your very own.

So take inspiration from everything, everyone and every style you see, then turn it all into your own style! And if fashion rules, norms, trends, “ins” and “outs” are in the way of your own expression, break loose and ignore them. Experiment! Have fun!

The Fashion Bandit Benedikte St.Pierre is hanging in there for her life
Photo by Photo Bandit Elsa Gabo

 

Come on! Give fashion some humour!

The fashion world, fashion photography and the general way of presenting fashion need a new expression. They have become stale and are locked in the tradition of flawlessness and dignified beauty. I want to bring a fresh alternative to fashion photography and the fashion world in general: greater freedom, more fun and definitely more humour. In this I’m hoping to show the fashion world that these elements are not a threat to fashion, but a fruitful addition and inspiration. 

The Flying Bandit Alf-Ole Føre is wearing his best wing suit for Constitution Day - helped by The Fashion Bandit Benedikte St.Pierre
Photo by Photo Bandit Elsa Gabo

 

Wear what you’ve got – anything can be styled. 

Unique fashion design to me is pure art, and fashion designers true artists. To me it’s a true joy and honour to wear these pieces of art. At the same time, not having access to top design shouldn’t stop you from expressing yourself and creating your own style through clothes and accessories. If you haven’t got it or can’t afford it, take what you’ve got, use your imagination and assemble or style it until it becomes your own, unique expression.

The Fashion Bandits ' definition of a fashion bandit
The Fashion Bandit’s own definition of a Fashion Bandit
A serious bag disaster is just prevented by The Fashion Bandits ' Benedikte St.Pierre - by means of a a golf club.
Photo by Photo Bandit Elsa Gabo. Art Direction, styling and graphic design by Benedikte St.Pierre
Published in Vogue Italia 2016

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www.adamdenhaene.com

 

 

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