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Talking Heads – Takuya Ebihara

Shot by Benjamin Whitley – Fashion Editor Martin Metcalf – Model Takuya Ebihara at Models1 – Grooming by Snowkei Lan – Photography Assistant Xavier Volta – Fashion Assistant Ethan Lagman – Interview by Marco Martello // Shirt Marni – Jumper Namacheko – Jacket Salvatore Ferragamo – Sunglasses Oakley

New or recycled?
I like new stuff, and I feel excited when I see and try them on. That being said, new is not always synonymous with better.
So, I think that I’d rather get quality products that’ll last me for a very long time. By the way, my dad always tells me to take good care of things.
What do you have for lunch on a Sunday?
Toast, a fried egg, sausages, an avocado and a mushroom.
Running in the park or training in the gym?
I mostly train in the gym. I do run in the park sometimes, but I don’t really like to run. I wish I did, though!
What’s the snack you loved as a kid?
A Japanese chewing gum, with a popping candy centre.
Vintage or straight from the catwalk?
Both! I like to mix old and new for unique style.
How did you first get into modeling?
Almost 10 years ago, there was a Japanese magazine looking for models. Out of over a thousand people, I was one of the few who made it to the finals. In the end, this guy from a modelling agency scouted me.
London or New York City?
London, but I always love to visit NYC.
If you weren’t a model, what would you be?
I used to study architecture in high school, so I’d probably go into architectural design.

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Total Look Bianca Saunders – Earring Completedworks // Coat Salvatore Ferragamo – Sunglasses Oakley

Reading or watching Netflix?
Neither, I watch live game streaming and also play video games.
How would you describe your personal style?
Preppy, but sometimes I like to opt for something a tad different.
Skateboard or electronic scooter?
Actually, I’d choose a regular bike.
Is there a trend you’d wish it stayed a thing of the past?
Really tight skinny jeans.
How do you dress for a date? What about castings?
A white shirt and straight blue jeans for a date, and a white or black T-shirt and a pair of jeans for castings.

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Shirt Marni – Jumper Namacheko – Jacket and Trousers Salvatore Ferragamo – Socks Falke – Sandals Birkenstock – Sunglasses Oakley // Jumper Namacheko – Shirt Loewe – Skirt and Leggings Marni – Shoes Camper x Ader Error – Socks Falke

Is there a thing you had to wear for a job that you wished you could bring home?
Yes, of course! The Louis Vuitton × Christopher Nemeth collection.
What’s the most common misconception about modeling?
Well, a lot of people think it’s easy when it’s definitely not.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start a career in the fashion industry?
Be confident and have respect for other people!
What’s your favourite perfume?
Dior’s ‘Amber nuit’.
What’s your relationship with social networks?
To be honest with you, I’m not very active on social media.
How do you deal with online criticism?
I just ignore it.
What’s your favourite song?
‘Moonlight Drive’ by The Doors.

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Total Look Jil Sander – Boots Bottega Veneta // Coat and Trousers Salvatore Ferragamo – Shoes Raf Simons – Sunglasses Oakley