Photographer Jamie Morgan remembers the Buffalo style movement and the man who made it
Buffalo style came out of London in the 1980s as an antidote to the power-shouldered, gilt-chained look of the decade. Thoroughly multicultural, Buffalo fused high fashion with the look of the street—a common trope today—and created a style revolution in the process. The man behind the movement was Ray Petri, the preeminent stylist who put men in skirts and incorporated elements of sport and ethnic dress into his styling. Petri—along with Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Nick & Barry Kamen, Neneh Cherry, Naomi Campbell, Mitzi Lorenz, and Mark LeBon—changed the nature of fashion portraiture and went on to influence a generation of photographers, stylists, and art directors.
Photographer Jamie Morgan snapped many iconic Buffalo shoots, some of which came to be Petri’s best-known work. Here, Morgan shares his personal insight on the legend of Ray Petri alongside this rare glimpse into his personal archives.