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Talking Heads – Rijk Van Der Velde

Shot by ALESSANDRO OLIVA – Fashion Editor MATTEO GRECO – Grooming GIUSEPPE LORUSSO at CLOSE UP – Video and Social Editor ITING CHEN – Casting Director ISADORA BANAUDI – Photo Assistant PAOLO LEONORI – Fashion Assistant ANUSHKA JAIN  //  Tank ANDREA POMPILIO – Shirt and Trousers COS – Sandals PS BY PAUL SMITH

New or recycled?
I prefer new things, but if it’s in good condition I don’t mind recycled stuff at all.
What’s your spirit animal?
A wolf. Hungry, independent, a real diehard…
Are you into reading?
Yes, I am, but I should read more than I do.
What do you have for breakfast?
Right now, food with lots of carbs and proteins. By the way, I love ‘Slagroom vla’, that’s typically Dutch.
Are you into thrift shopping?
Yes, I love vintage stores and can spend hours in a good one!


Bomber NIKE – T-shirt COS – Shorts ANDREA POMPILIO – Sunglasses TOM FORD

Any pet hates?
Paris or London?
Any childhood nicknames?
Yes, ‘Rijkie’.
Puffer or leather jacket?
Puffer jackets, but I do like leather as well.
What’s your favourite past-time?
Designing clothes, listening to music and hanging out with friends.


Jacket, Jeans and Sandals PS BY PAUL SMITH – Hoodie TOMMY JEANS // Jacket BIKKEMBERGS

If your life was a movie, who would play you?
Johnny Depp, he’s an awesome actor.
What’s your most treasured possession?
My soul.
If you weren’t a model, what would you be?
A haute couture designer and businessman in one.
What’s your favourite song?
I don’t really have a favourite song, but one that inspires me a lot is ‘Follow the Leader’ by George The Poet.


Tank ANDREA POMPILIO – Shirt and Trousers COS