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Talking Heads – Edem Oueslati

Shot by Antonino Cafiero – Fashion Editor Matteo Greco – Model Edem Oueslati at Elite – Grooming by Gianluca Grechi at Blend Management – Casting by Isadora Banaudi – Photography Assistant Filippo Ragone – Fashion Assistants Roberto Strumolo and Martina Roversi – Interview by Chelsea McPartlon // Jacket, Shirt and Tie Paul Smith – Sweater Alessandro Gilles

What’s your biggest form of self-expression?
My biggest form of self expression is through my outfits, I like to sew and enjoy so much when I wear my own stuff. That’s when I’m expressing my truest self.
What do your eyes and mind gravitate towards when you first see a person?
When I look at a person, the first thing I notice is their eyes and smile.
Beer or wine?
I don’t drink too much. However, if I had to choose between beer and wine, I’d definitely go for wine.

Polo Shirt Alessandro Gilles – Neckerchief Dsquared2 // Coat and Shirt PS Paul Smith – Shorts MSGM – Tie Paul Smith

What’s the first thing you eat after a runway show?
I usually take a glass of champagne with all the staff to celebrate the end of the show.
Netflix or in-person movies?
Netflix, for sure.
What’s your favourite motivational quote?
Always be yourself and smile at the world, and in return the world will smile at you. Oh, and be the best version of yourself!

Jacket, Shirt and Tie Paul Smith – Sweater Alessandro Gilles – Boxer Shorts MSGM – Shoes PS Paul Smith //Coat and Shirt PS Paul Smith – Tie Paul Smith // Vest Filippo De Laurentiis – Shirt and Tie Paul Smith


What’s the best-kept secret about fashion week as a model?
Every model has to know that in a show the director chooses your look and no matter what’s happening around you, you have to put on your strongest face and walk. That’s the key to an excellent walk.
What’s your favourite song?
‘Trouble on My Mind’ by Pusha T.

Vest Filippo De Laurentiis – Shirt, and Tie Paul Smith – Skirt Jordanluca // Polo Shirt Alessandro Gilles – Trousers Berwich – Neckerchief Dsquared2 – Shoes Thom Browne