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Talking Heads – Oumar Goumballa

Shot by Giuseppe Triscari – Fashion Editor Matteo Greco – Model Oumar Goumballa at NoLogo MGMT – Hair by Giuseppe Lorusso at Closeupmilano – Stylist Assistant Lavinia Feliziani – Photographer Assistant Bhagya Gaikwad – Casting Director Isadora Banaudi // Sweater and Shirt Corneliani – Turtleneck COS – Tie Paul Smith

New or recycled?
What do you have for lunch on a Sunday?
A typical Senegalese meal, the Thiéboudienne (a dish consisting of fish and rice in a tomato sauce).
Running in the park or training in the gym?
Running in the park!
What’s the snack you loved as a kid?
I loved Tronky.
Vintage or straight from the catwalk?
Definitely, straight from the catwalk.
How did you first get into modeling?
I sought it out on my own. I remember my cousin telling me: ‘Why don’t you give modeling a chance?’, so I decided to try and contact agencies, until I found the one I’m now with.
London or New York City?
New York City!


Trousers MSGM – Shoes Givenchy // Sweater and Shirt Corneliani – Turtleneck COS – Tie Paul Smith


If you weren’t a model, what would you be?
I would’ve studied computer science, but never say never.
Reading or watching Netflix?
Watching Netflix, even though I like reading!
How would you describe your personal style?
I’d say elegant, but with a street-inspired touch.
Skateboard or electronic scooter?
Electronic scooter!
Is there a trend you’d wish stayed a thing of the past?
Honestly, I don’t mind older trends coming back in fashion.
How do you dress for a date? What about castings?
When I go to castings, I dress as in everyday life. For a date, I’d say nothing in particular, since I care about being well-dressed in every occasion.


Sweater Grifoni – Trousers MSGM – Shoes Givenchy // Sweater MSGM – Shirt Grifoni – Turtleneck COS – Trousers Marni – Belt Corneliani – Shoes Magliano


Is there a thing you had to wear for a job that you wished you could bring home?
Yes! A Dior sweater I wore for a lookbook!
What’s the most common misconception about modeling?
Definitely, the fact that models don’t eat! I know a lot of models, and they all do and eat whatever they want.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start a career in the fashion industry?
I don’t have any specific advice since it’s quite a new world for me as well, but I’d say you should stay true to yourself.
What’s your favourite perfume?
I don’t have one, I just like to try out something different every time.
What’s your relationship with social networks? How do you deal with online criticism?
I’m not very active on social networks, and fortunately I’ve never received criticism.
What’s your favourite song?
‘Aim for the Moon’ by Pop Smoke featuring Quavo.


Trousers MSGM – Shoes Givenchy // Trousers Marni – Shoes Magliano // Vest Marco Rambaldi – T-shirts PS Paul Smith – Trousers MSGM – Boots Marni – Sunglasses Adidas