The 19 year old model-of-the-moment has emerged as one to watch on the international stage, fronting campaigns for Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger as well as appearing in editorials for Vogue Paris, Vogue Homme and Vogue Italia. He has been shot by various notable photographers including Mert and Marcus, Inez and Vinoodh, Mario Testino, and now, Lachlan Bailey for Country Road.
Country Road: You’re only back in Australia for a short time, what are you up to while here?
Jordan Barrett: It’s great to catch up with my close friends and family when I'm back home in Australia.
CR: What drew you to the Country Road campaign? What do you love about the brand?
JB: It’s iconic and I think the very definition of Australia. I've grown up with the brand, so I am grateful to be a part of their campaign.
CR: What is your can’t-live-without wardrobe staple?
JB: It changes all the time but right now lots of linen, cotton and summer vibes. Leather and fabric collected from my travels wrapped around my wrists, and no shoes as much as possible!
CR: Have you worked with any of the cast before? What have you most enjoyed about today’s shoot?
JB: Today was kind of unexpected and I feel that it’s gone really well. I am lucky to have worked with Lachlan, who lensed the entire campaign. The team had great vibes on set and that’s what I look for. It was great working with Bridget, she was amazing and a hardworking fellow Australian girl.
CR: What do you love most about an Australian summer?
JB: Friends, beach, sun and Bondi! Every time I come home, I feel more content than ever. I have such a great network of friends and family around constantly. It's hard to explain but put simply, when I am home it makes me so happy.
CR: Do you have plans to return to Australia soon?
JB: I’ll always return to Australia anytime I can. Not sure when the next time will be, but hopefully soon.
CR: Everyone is captivated by your jetset lifestyle, who is the most interesting person you’ve met or worked with?
JB: I meet interesting people every day when I am traveling. It’s exciting to me as I get to encounter lots of new friends all across the globe.
CR: How does catwalk compare to shooting campaign? What do you prefer? How do you prepare differently for each?
JB: I love my job and it’s always exciting. I am interested in photography yet also love the excitement and energy of shows. I get to learn from all the creatives I get the chance to be in front of – it almost feels like it isn’t work because I enjoy it so much.
CR: What are you looking forward to this year? What’s next for you?
JB: I’m only nineteen, so there’s a lots of ‘nexts’ for me, hopefully. I am taking more and more acting lessons and working with inspiring creatives. Photography and traveling interest me, and will still be a part of my future plans. Basically, I want to learn everything and take it all in. This job has been the ride of a lifetime, and I am so grateful.