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PAUSE Editorial: Boys Of Summer 2019 (Paris)

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BOYS OF SUMMER PARIS

Paris – The New School

Paris has long been the fashion capital of the world but little is known about the emerging opinion formers that keep the city on top. There’s always a new school of kids progressing the narrative of what it’s like to be a young creative and thrive in the city.

This year PAUSE explores the members of that class.

Director: Daniel M. Cox // @danielmicahcox
Fashion Editor at Large (Head Stylist) : Simon NNdjock // @simonnndjock
Fashion Editor: Terence Sambo // @terencesambo
Photography Assistant: William Kenny // @_williamkenny
Assistant Stylists:
Josh & Dimitry  // @iddjosh & @dimitrykoulikov
Casting: Standard Service // @StandardServiceStudios
Interview:
 Johnson Gold // @JohnsonGold

Video:

Elyas Polat

  Clothing Credits: Elyas wears SYSTEM Coat, HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE Trousers, LES ARTISTS T-shirt and GMBH X ASICS GEL-KAYANO 5 trainers.

Name: Elyas Polat
Age: 18 years old
Instagram: @elyaspolat

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

On a Monday-Friday, I don’t sleep, I’m always hanging out with the mob, trying to improve my skills to live the life we need. I’m looking for the greatest designer sh*t on a random platform like grailed and sh*t… cowboy way.

What motivates you everyday? 

Motivation is to bring love to my family & clique, also money to my two brothers. Be the best dressed everywhere I go because flexing is the truth.

3 words to describe your style:

Shiny, Tactical & Nigo.

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose:

Undercover, Prada & Kapital.

What do you love about Paris? 

Paris is everything, for every part of our culture. The street vision of Paris, the clothes, Hip-Hop and the way to have fun. Youth is leading here.

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

Too many spots, around the Seine, all the districts composing the city can be lit for a day, it depends what kind of fun you’re looking for.

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

Definitely ALYX Studio, Matthew M Williams is doing something very impressing, important for us. He is showing a fast and clever way of what “work” is. (Virgil with Off-White and Louis Vuitton too)

Describe what its like to be young in France right now:

Being a young man growing up in France is like everything, there are good and bad sides but if you stay focus on your things & you have a solid mob, you can’t complain. Baguette is low key!

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

In five years, I don’t know, life is changing FAST like damn, maybe I’ll be dead. I truly put all my energy on my work so I would rather say I’m gonna be the next one. Be ready.

Maxime Vidal

  Clothing Credits:All items HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE

Name: Maxime

Age: 20

Instagram: @maximevdll

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

I study engineering sciences and I’m also a model during the week

What motivates you everyday? 

My motivation is to learn things from all over and make me feel better

3 words to describe your style:

Basic, Old & Comfortable

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose:

Lacoste, Nike & Uniqlo

What do you love about Paris? 

Diversity

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

The coolest spot is in my house in the suburbs of Paris (Epinay-sur-Seine) where I live with two friends

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

Maison Margiela

Describe what its like to be young in France right now:

Be young in France it’s wonderful because of all the opportunities mostly in Paris I think thanks to the diversity of people

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

In 5 years i see myself in my own company and travel a lot around the world

Idriss Marcus

  Clothing Credits: Idriss wears KENZO Shirt, Trousers, Shoes and Gloves.

Name: Idriss Marcus

Age: 19

Instagram: @idrissmarcus

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

From Monday to Friday, I left for school and often I didn’t go there to travel for modeling, but now that I don’t have class I’m waiting to see what this world will offer me. Every two days I go running at night, it keeps me in shape. I do a lot of things, but in all honesty I like to stay home with my family.

What motivates you everyday? 

I wake up every morning, to become someone. I don’t want to look like all those workers. I want to shine on myself and I want to reward my family for all they have brought me.

3 words to describe your style:

freedom, culture, diversity

I don’t want to look like every individual I run into on my way. We need diversity and I want to give it to the people who will hide or be ashamed not to enjoy their diversity.

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose:

Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Maison Margiela

What do you love about Paris? 

Paris is always lively and that’s why people love it

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

I often go out to tuileries in Paris

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

Louis Vuitton

Describe what its like to be young in France right now:

At this time being young in France, it is difficult to say but personally, I remain faithful to myself and my personality. For me to be young in France today, it is necessary to know to be different from others because many people think that the young people of France are not-International that remains connected to French culture and that are not cool and not in hype, it must be proven the opposite.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

I love fashion and I hope to continue in this environment but if that is not the case. I would like to be a young entrepreneur.

Axel Masse

Clothing Credits: Axel wears DIOR HOMME Jacket and Trousers from L’ESPIONNE PARIS with GMBH X ASICS GEL-KAYANO 5 trainers.

Name: Axel

Age: 21

Instagram: @cocooa_

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

I’m a fashion student so my week is quite busy already, but during my free time I work on a clothes project with a friend, called @afraidofyourownshadow and I like to hang out in the city with my friends, creating lifestyle content.

What motivates you everyday? 

Working on my projects and meeting new people

3 words to describe your style:

Mixed

Lazy

Chaotic

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose:

Afraid Of Your Own Shadow

Rick Owens

Takarawong

What do you love about Paris? 

First of all because it’s the capital of fashion in France, but also because you can see a lot of different styles in the street, it’s a big source of inspiration.

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

I have just arrived in Paris so I don’t really know… But I like the popular areas with a lot of restaurants and studios to work on clothes. Like Chateau d’eau or Chateau Rouge.

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

Alyx Studio

Describe what its like to be young in France right now:

You have plenty of opportunites, especially in the fashion industry, buy you have to be very motivated cause it’s a shark business you know. And i find it quite hard to run your own business here.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

Travel all arround the world, wearing AOYOS, meeting new people and create my own identity in the fashion industry.

Levi Mankessi

Clothing Credits: Levi wears KENZO Puffer Coat, Trousers, Sweater and Gloves with ACNE STUDIOS Trainers.

Name: Levi

Age: 21

Instagram: @levimks

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

I’m a model and I get jobs sometimes when I’m free I’m riding around with my bros.

What motivates you everyday? 

Making money, succeeding in life and do what I love the most. I would like to travel a lot and become a big model.

3 words to describe your style:

Idk [I don’t know] how to describe my style but A$AP Bari, Ian Connor, Playboi Carti and Bloody Osiris inspires me.

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose:

Alyx Studio, Prada, Louis Vuitton & Kapital

What do you love about Paris? 

I love fashion and Paris is the fashion capital, during the fashion week Paris is crazy. Parties are lit, there is a lot of creative people to meet and that’s cool.

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

It’s cool everywhere in the city I can hang out everywhere.

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

Prada

Describe what its like to be young in France right now:

I think there is a lot of opportunity if you know what you want and if you know good people to help you to realize your dreams because it’s very difficult to pop in Paris because there are not only good vibes.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years ?

Idk yet but I would like live in NYC LA or Toronto and riding around on a Tesla X Ahah!

Maxime Chastan

Clothing Credits: Maxime wears ISSEY Sleeveless Jumper, Roll Neck and Trousers with DIOR HOMME sneakers.

Name: Maxime

Age: 24

Instagram: @70s.vogue

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

I work on my outfits, looking for new pieces and taking pictures.

What motivates you everyday? 

The desire to live, to fight for success in the world of fashion.

3 words to describe your style:

An offbeat style

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose:

Balenciaga, Margiela and Prada

What do you love about Paris? 

I love everything about Paris. The architecture, avenue and shops. Everything.

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

I would say Le Marais and Pigalle.

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

For me it’s Dior this year.

Describe what its like to be young in France right now:

I will say that being French is an opportunity compared to other countries. I am aware of this chance that France is a beautiful country.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

I hope to suceed in the world of fashion and to be able to travel everywhere.

Vincent Soares

Clothing Credits: Vincent wears KENZO Shirt, SUNNEI Trousers and ASICS Trainers.

Name: Vincent Soares

Age: 26 y/o

Instagram: @vincent_duchapeau

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

A lot of pictures, take care of my lovely dog, and as much sport as possible.

What motivates you everyday? 

To see the results of my evolution everyday, and of course, all the beauty around us. There is so much beauty in our world, we just have to open our eyes to see it.

3 words to describe your style:

Minimalist, Oversized, Comfy

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose:

Ader Error, Balenciaga, and Nike.

What do you love about Paris? 

The huge history of this beautiful city, and of course, because Paris is the Capital of Fashion. Walk in the streets look around you and you will understand it.

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

Rue Montorgueil, there is so much amination in this street.

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

Jacquemus, definitely.

Describe what its like to be young in France right now:

It’s a fight everything single day, because you have to fight to be recognized by the older generations.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

Living in a European Capital, own my own brand, and write a lot of stories as a writer.

Amadou Wane

Clothing Credits: Amadou wears BALENCIAGA Suits from L’ESPIONNE PARIS, UNIQLO T-shirt and ASICS Trainers.

Name: AMADOU

Age: 28 years old

Instagram: @ama_wane

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

I’m an IT engineer so I spent my day in front of my laptop at office doing what engineers do all day then I walk around Paris after work.

What motivates you everyday? 

Make people who love me and really matter to me, proud!

3 words to describe your style:

3S styles (simple, sober, sophisticated)

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose:

BALENCIAGA

OFF WHITE

VINTAGE

What do you love about Paris? 

Paris is a beautiful and lively city with cool spots to hang around and chill. But the culture and style diversity can also be a very big source of inspiration and knowlegde.

C’est une belle ville, bien vivante qui comporte de beau spot pour chiller et se relaxer mais aussi la diversité de culture et de style qui peux être source d’inspiration et de connaissance.

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

It will depends of the vibe you are looking for… From the Wanderlust, to Bastille (Rue de Lappe), to Rue de Ponthieu and stop by Chatelet (chicha at the HB), there’s everything to enjoy your evening with a few drinks. There’s a lot concept in development such as Dalli beach, Libertalia

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

BALENCIAGA with no hesitation Ahah!

Describe what its like to be young in France right now:

Live for yourself, live for your dreams and give yourself the space and the opportunity to succeed. You have to experience life the more you can and meet people from different countries, with different cultures, backgrounds and stories.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

I see myself at the beach in Senegal drinking Bissap juice. Of course after I worked and made a lot of money hahaha!

Cheikh Thiam

Cheikh wears KENZO Jacket, Shirt, trousers and Bags and ASICS Trainers.

Name: Thiam Cheikh

Age: 19

Instagram: @heika.t

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

From a Monday to a Friday, I skate every day and work on my music

What motivates you everyday? 

I want to do things bigger than myself, I have big ambitions. I love what I do and being creative, it motivates me.

3 words to describe your style:

My style is, skateboarding, comfortable and versatile

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose:

Leon Karssen, Études and Adidas Skateboarding

What do you love about Paris? 

I love meeting a lot of people in Paris that do a lot of different things, people inspire me. I love all the skate spots, the Paris skate lifestyle, I love the people of Paris (and sometimes I don’t 😉)

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

The coolest spots would be Place de la République, Quai de Sully and Palais de Tokyo espacially for me as a skater and also because people that go there are really open and real. You can meet people in the streets and create something real with them.

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

My favorite luxury brand for 2019 is Fear of God I just like the thing of being comfortable, minimal and the aesthetics.

Describe what its like to be young in France right now:

Being young in France right now means that we are the future of this country, we have to do things we are going to be proud of and we have a lot of opportunities that we wouldn’t have probably if we weren’t born now and here.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

In 5 years I see myself on music tour, still working on my projects with music and skateboarding and still doing modelling at some point, being creative as always.

Rayan Kamis

Clothing Credits: Rayan wears BERTHOLD full outfit and ASICS Sneakers.

Name: Rayan

Age: 16

Instagram: @rayan.kamis

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

I study.

What motivates you everyday?

What motivates me everyday are my goals and the people who surround me

3 words to describe your style ?

Cosy, Colorful, Monochrome

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose ?

Nike, Louis Vuitton, Uniqlo

What do you love about Paris? 

Absolutely everything

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

The Eiffel Tower obviously, Montmartre (The Sacré-Cœur) and Boulevard Haussmann Saint Lazare.

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

To be honest, I think Louis Vuitton. With Virgil Abloh as creative director, the brand has taken a new direction and reached a new point.
I find it incredible!

Describe what its like to be young in France right now?

For me, being young in France is an incredible chance and many people don’t realise it, we have literally everything we want in Paris even though sometimes the system is not really fair to us, when they target minorities, because of your style, physical appearance and they make foolish amalgams.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

Only the future will tell me

Cheikh Kébé

Clothing Credits: Cheikh wears KENZO Jacket, Trousers, Boots and Gloves.

Name: Cheikh Kébé

Age: 21 years old

Instagram: @iamcheikhkebe

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

Most of the time I am shooting, traveling or working on the launching of my own luxury fashion house, Maison Kébé.

What motivates you everyday? 

I love my job, I always wanted to be a Designer and today as a model and a Designer I am having great time in the Industry I always dreamed about.

3 words to describe your style:

Elegance, Details, Extra

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose:

Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, Peter Do.

What do you love about Paris? 

I love Paris because of the architecture first but also because its the place to be if you love Fashion and Art. I love traveling but anywhere I go I only want to go back home in Paris.

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

The coolest spots in Paris are Saint-Paul, Le Marais, République or Sentier.

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

My favorite luxury fashion brand of 2019 is definitely Maison Valentino.

Describe what its like to be young in France right now:

To be young in France right now is to have opportunities to become whoever you want. The freedom and the chance to live the life you always dreamed of. In Paris your dreams come true, you can also meet the love of your life there, as people say, Paris is so Romantic.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

In the next 5 years I see myself traveling the world and working as the Artistic Director of my fashion house.

Vadim Paillard

Clothing Credits: Vadim wears PALM ANGELS Coat, Shirt, Trousers and Boots.

Name: Vadim Paillard

Age: 23

Instagram: @Vadim_bla

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

Chilling with my friends and working a lot on design and sketching.

What motivates you everyday? 

To grow up and learn everyday

3 words to describe your style:

Hip Hop / Hype / Vintage

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose:

Murder Bravado / Maison Margiela / Undercover

What do you love about Paris? 

The parties, we can hang out everyday and night. Also the fact that Paris is very electric and inspirational.

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

The Rouge / The Carmen / Avenue Montaigne

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

Definitely CHANEL

Describe what its like to be young in France right now:

Young and independent, we can make whatever we want, whenever we want.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

In another country, like USA or England working in the fashion industry.

Teo Abihdana

Theo wears MAISON MARGIELA Blazer from MATCHES FASHION.COM, JACQUEMUS Trousers from MATCHES FASHION.COM, LOREAK Bucket Hat and ASICS Trainers.

Name: Teo Abihdana

Age: 25 years old

Instagram: @teoabihdana

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

From Monday to Friday if I’m not shooting, I manage my time to do everything I like in life. Whether that’s hanging out with friends, doing sports and everything I need to do. Working on my projects and building an empire.

What motivates you everyday? 

What motivates me everyday is becoming the best version off myself. Everyday is an offer to take energy, add some knowledge and live some simplicity.

3 words to describe your style ?

Moody, natural and myself

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose:

Nike, Dior, Casablanca

What do you love about Paris? 

There is a lot of things that I love about my city, the most notable one is that in terms of infrastructures Paris is the best place in the world. Every huge thing that happen is 10 min from my house.

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

The coolest spots are definitely the right restaurants, bars around Montmartre and Le Marais. You’ll feel an energy only Paris has.

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

The best luxury brand in 2019 to me is DIOR.

Describe what its like to be young in France right now:

A feeling you’re a kid in a school that doesn’t find interest in your personality or the universe but definitely want yourself to and thinks like the old fashioned programs that they’ve been following since 1980.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

I don’t know where, probably on a plane, living my successful entrepreneur life; running several activities.

Franck Cathus

Clothing Credits: Franck wears PRADA Shirt from MATCHES FASHION.COM, PRADA Bucket Hat, UNIQLO T-shirt, SUBTLE Pants and ASICS Trainers.

Name: Franck Cathus

Age: 20

Instagram: @papioftheyouth

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

I play video games, look at clothes on grailed/eBay when I wake up and before I go to sleep every single day. I go vintage shopping and I spend time with my friends.

What motivates you everyday? 

Seeing people around me happy motivates me everyday.

3 words to describe your style:

Low-key, Weird and Transparent

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose:

Margiela, CDG (not play) and Rick owens

What do you love about Paris? 

I love the architecture of Paris and the history of the city.

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

Le Marais for sure.

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

Dior even if I don’t see myself in it.

Describe what its like to be young in France right now:

Being a young man in France is great but it’s always better to go to the capital or the big cities if you’re trying to work into art in general, I think we’ve got the best city in the world for fashion which is Paris.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

I think I’ll be in London doing a bunch of different jobs like styling and castings. I’ll definitely be living my best life.

Pierre Sekongo

Pierre wears ANDREA CREWS Jumper, JACQUEMUS Pants from MATCHES FASHION.COM and ACNE STUDIOS Boots.

Name: Pierre Sekongo

Age: 19 years old

Instagram : @pierresek

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

For now I’m just enjoying my holidays before going back to university as I’ll be very busy studying Japenese.

What motivates you everyday? 

What motivates me everyday is to provide a better life my mom who sacrificed everything for me, so I can’t really disappoint her.

3 words to describe your style:

I don’t think 3 words are enough! I dress according to my mood but I have to choose 3 words, I would say : Simple, relaxed and sometimes colorful or dark, depends of my mood.

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose:

If I have to choose 3 brands I should wear for the rest of my life I wold choose Fear of God because I really love the chill and relaxed aspect of the clothes, Balmain, I don’t thing I have to explain why Ahah! And Nike for their football jerseys.

What do you love about Paris? 

What I love about Paris is the architecture and it’s originality. That’s what makes the charms of the city.

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

In my city there’s an island which regroups a Football ground, a Basketball court, a Tennis ground, a Rugby field and a swimming pool. For me, it is the best place to hang out and let off steam. Sport is really important to me.

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

To be honest, I don’t think there’s a better brand, I think each brand wants to inject its own signature style and introduce an idea to the industry. That’s how I see things.

Describe what its like to be young in France right now:

Being young in France is a chance that we don’t really realise and somehow take for granted. We have so many resources and help on different levels but there’s still several things that can be improved.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

In five years I’ll be in a place where  I feel happy while contributing to the well-being of the people I love.

Robin Labbé

Clothing Credits: All items HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE

Name: Robin Labbé

Age: 19 years old

Instagram: @lbbrobin

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

I create from Monday to Friday

What motivates you everyday? 

Money

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose:

Simple, Clean and Efficient

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose:

Issey Miyake Homme Plissé, Acné and Prada

What do you love about Paris? 

Diversity

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

Rue Saint-Honoré

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

Issey Miyake

Describe what its like to be young in France right now:

Freedom and cultural wealth

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

I’m a hard worker and very ambitious but I trust my destiny.

Raymond Baur

Clothing Credits: Raymond wears ALYX Coat, Trousers and Boots, ALYX Hat and Necklace from L’ESPIONNE PARIS.

Name: Raymond Baur

Age: 19 years old

Instagram: @soulivan_cnn

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

I do a lot of sport and fashion. I’m a fashion model.

What motivates you everyday? 

My Mom and Money

3 words to describe your style?

I would describe my style as weird and original

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose?

Dior, Palm Angel and Prada

What do you love about Paris?

I really love the fashion scene in Paris

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

To hang out, I spend most of time in my garden, so at home.

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

Dior is for me the best and most impactful brand this year in terms of style and popularity.

Describe what its like to be young in France right now?

Being cool and ambitious is what young French aspire to be.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

I will be in the US, with a lot of money. I want to be a wealthy and hard-working guy.

Rico Suaves

Clothing Credits: Ricco wears SYSTEM Puffer Jacket, KENZO Long Sleeved T-shirt and Gloves, FACETASM Pants and MAISON MARGIELA Sneakers.

Name: Rico Suaves

Age: 24

Instagram: @Rarefabrics 

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

On Monday I’m probably still f*cked up from Sunday so I’m chilling most likely sending my modeling portfolio to a million agent emails. Tuesday I’m creating. Wednesday I’m creating. Thursday I’m creating. Friday I’m also creating and getting ready to get f*cked up all over again. All of those days I was super well dressed though.

What motivates you everyday? 

My talent, my taste, and the fact that those two attributes will make me successful one day.

3 words to describe your style?

ORIGINAL first and foremost. Fearless. Inspiring.

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose?

Vivienne Westwood. Rick Owens. Heliot Emil

What do you love about Paris? 

I think I love the romantic architecture. The buildings here make you wanna [want to] walk down the street kissing a girl in the face.

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

In Paris would be Tuileries in the grass by the Louvre and Hotel De Ville by the canal. Los Angeles would be the Rose Bowl Flea Market and anywhere in the hills inside somebody’s mansion lmao [laughs]. New York would be anytime there’s a party in Brooklyn or the city.

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

I’d say it’s Louie Vuitton [Louis Vuitton] since Virgil Abloh joined by far.

Describe what its like to be young in France right now?

To be young in France it means BIG gangsh*t every single day and if you love your friends and your friends love you the amount of smiling, laughter and exploration could make anyone feel content inside. Especially doing all of those while being around some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. It’s a dream when you’re not from here. Even the kids who are from here understand the beautification of the area. A lot of these kids in France are influenced by Americans so being an AMERICAN and be young in France is a wholee different ballgame. To be young in France is a fucking vibe to say the least.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

I see myself being one of the most impactful inspirations within fashion and an impelling figure of good taste. Having big companies hire me to spread my sauce on what they got cooking. Becoming one of the most talented models in the modeling industry. Letting my taste speak for EVERYTHING I DO IN LIFE.

Simon Baur

Clothing Credits: Simon wears GIVENCHY Puffer Jacket and Trousers from L’ESPIONNE PARIS, UNIQLO T-shirt and LE FLOW Shoes.

Name: Simon Baur

Age: 17 years old

Instagram: @smn_166

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

I usually go to school, and during my free time I have training everyday for like 2 hours, and when I can, I hang with my friends out or with my brother. Also, I’ve been modelling for a couple of months now.

What motivate you everyday?

What motivate me is very rare, the fact that I’m able to do stuff that I love and that makes me happy.

3 words to describe your style:

Timeless, Authentique [Authentic], and Efficient.

3 brands you could only wear for the rest of your life if u had to choose?

Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Adidas could be the brand I could wear until I die.

What do you love about Paris?

The artist vibe, the fashion scene and the obviously the streets.

What is the coolest spot to hang out in your city?

The Bords de Marne is an area I really love. It’s outside Paris Central.

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

This is the year of Louis Vuitton, the Maison had entered into a new era.

Describe what it’s like to be young in France right now?

Find it so cool (for the moment) that when you want to make money, you can. You just have to give yourself time and create your own opportunities. I really enjoy being in Paris and you are free to do what you want, when you want. At some levels, we are very lucky people to be in France. I love my country.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself getting out of the army and pursuing my modeling career.

Jordan BETHNJA

Clothing Credits: Jordan wears full BERTHOLD outfit and ASICS sneakers.

Name:  Jordan BETHNJA

Age: 21

Instagram: @jordantupak2

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

As it’s holiday I’m Travelling, partying, taking pictures, sleeping 😴. But usually I’m a law student so I go to university.

What motivates you everyday? 

Being productive, Making money

3 words to describe your style?

Freestyle, Personal & Fresh

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose?

Balenciaga, COS

What do you love about Paris? 

What I love about Paris is the diversity and the fact that people are open minded. In terms of fashion you can get almost everything you want because there is a lot of stores and vintage stores too.

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

In Paris the best spots you can go to Rue Crémieux or La Défense I mean all Paris is a spot lol

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

No doubt BALENCIAGA

Describe what its like to be young in France right now:

Personally I thinks it’s cool because as I am young right now, I think we have a lot of opportunities.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

I see myself running my own businesses not in fashion or maybe, why not.

Jocelino Santos

Clothing Credits: Jocelino BALENCIAGA Jacket from L’ESPIONNE PARIS, LES ARTITS T-shirt, Kenzo Trousers, ASICS Trainers and SUBTLE Bag.

Name:  Jocelino Santos

Instagram: @dadijho

Age: 19

What do you do from a Monday – Friday?

From Monday to Friday I go to school but I’ve been on holidays for a couple of months. 

What motivates you everyday? 

My Mom is my motivation

3 words to describe your style:

I would say my style is simple, cozy and cool

3 brands you could wear only for the rest of your life if you had to choose:

If I have to choose between 3 brands it would be Balenciaga, Prada and ALYX Studio.

What do you love about Paris? 

What I love about Paris is the architecture.

What is the coolest spots to hang out in your city?

The best spot to me in Paris is the Trap of Javel in the 15th arrondissment lol!

Who is the best luxury brand of 2019?

The best luxury Maison this year is Fendi so far!

Describe what its like to be young in France right now:

Being young in France is being Free.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

In five years I see myself working in the fashion industry or being an entrepreneur.

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