Heaton Flies High on the Coattails of Fashion

Heaton Flies High on the Coattails of Fashion

Here are some of Heaton's best fashion moments.

Here are some of Heaton's best fashion moments.

Text: Reshmi Kaur Oberoi

Charlie Heaton, set to star as the speedy high-flying Cannonball in the next installment to Marvel superhero film series, New Mutants. This news comes after he reportedly smuggled cocaine on a flight en route to L.A. back in 2017. After being deported back to his native England, subject to media scrutiny, the family-man cited how the incident not only impacted his view of achieving celebrity status, but his parents’ peace of mind. Since the debacle, in Flaunt Magazine’s fantasy issue, aptly titled, Seasons Change, Heaton said the debacle was “sorted.” This was his first fashion cover for Flaunt Magazine and he was dressed in Fendi S/S ’18. Since then, he went onto shoot season 3 of Stranger Things, was cast for the aforementioned big screen as well as small screen in biopic, Elephant Man. And what’s more? His love life has bloomed in tandem with a foray into fashion- just in time for Spring.

Florals for spring? For Heaton, a musician and actor, flowers are groundbreaking at any season. Heaton, 25, was recently photographed in a full-on Dior by Kim Jones getup alongside his beau and Stranger Things co-star, Natalia Dyer, a style icon in her own right. The pair was coordinated- his bouquet printed collar shirt and ivory trousers bloomed against her black-and-White floral crocheted Oscar de la Renta dress. He and Natalia attended the Ferragamo f/w ‘19 show. His understated ensemble- forest green long sleeve high neck knit and navy blue pants had an understated quality that seemed to say he did not need to try and aim for fashion perfection at all times.

It was at this time last year during Milan Fashion Week that Heaton was honored as best dressed man by GQ. At the ceremony, he sported a matching maroon windowpane navy blue sports blazer and pant suit layered over a wrinkle-free white collared shirt with red, white, and blue necktie that could double as a baby girl bow hair tie. A steel gray chunky ring on one hand, patent black loafers with gold buckle completed the look that fit into no particular niche. His bangs were side swept across his head.

Heaton’s penchant for fashion was evident in his choice of event to officially end the speculation over his high profile romance with Dyer- his on-screen love interest. It was at the 2017 Vogue Fashion Awards that he and Dyer displayed PDA on the red carpet. In keeping with his true to self style, he favored floral even back then with a lotus embroidered lustrous mustard yellow bomber jacket over a monochromatic black top and bottom.

For Heaton, it’s evident that fashion and film are intertwined. He accompanied sister, Levi to the Vogue fashion and film soirée back in London this month. In his 3 years in the industry, he’s been on countless number of covers including GQ Mexico and Italia, and most recently, the upcoming issue of V Man.

Though the punk rocker professes to still finding his footing when acting, he struggles with the idea that “you’re not in control of anything you do or say.” His coping mechanisms: music and fashion. A family man- a young father who was more concerned with his parents in the aftermath of tabloid-driven drama, his relationship with Dyer is what keeps his angry, young man deposition in check. His co-actor and girlfriend, “understands something that maybe no one else would. You go into high-pressure situations together but you can share those insecurities,” he said.

And just like spring’s bounty, this love is what Heaton calls, “really fucking sweet!


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