Meet the Models from our Brixton Photoshoot: Joris Lechêne

Joris Lechêne

North-East of France and Guadeloupe

Q: One fun fact about yourself – any hidden talent we don’t know of?

A: I’m working on my music project. I write, compose, sing and produce (not in this order). Hopefully somebody out there will call it talent.

Q: Why did you choose to go into the modelling industry?

A: You don’t choose the modelling industry, the modelling industry chooses you.

Mind you, it does help to come from a wealthy background, grow up in a fashion capital with a rich family with contacts and influence, and the luxury to attend all the casting in the world that you’ve had all the time to prepare for with your personal trainer and dietitian, and the coolest outfits that your stylist friends gave to you ’cause you’re naturally so cool.

None of that was my case. I walked into the fashion industry for the money, and I walk out of it every time there is no money.

Q: What are your goals as a model? Are you in this for the long-term or do you dream about something completely different?

A: My goal as a model? Make money to fund my music project and not have to worry about getting a job on the side. Somehow my plan must be flawed, it has proven to be not particularly sustainable so far…

Q: What is the best and the worst thing about working as a model?

A: Best thing about working as a model is WORKING as a model. Worst thing about working as a model is when you’re NOT WORKING. You’re still a model, but you don’t work. And that sucks. And that makes up 99% of the time models spend being models.

Q: What is the coolest place you’ve ever travelled to and why?

A: Strasbourg in the winter is definitely the coolest place I’ve had to travel to. I mean, literally,  it’s freezing out there! Otherwise,  the level of coolness of a place tends to be inversely proportional to how much I’ve had to pay to get there. So any shoot I’ve had to do abroad for “work”, Ibiza, Portugal were absolutely really cool!

Q: What motivates you to get up in the morning?

A: You mean, other than the urge to empty my bladder? Well, probably the need to turn some of the mess up in my head into something real, usually something musical, with instruments and lyrics.

Q: Why did you choose to work with Fikay?

A: I don’t know if you’ve ever had to carry cement bags ? I have. They’re so thin, yet untearable,  it’s absolutely brilliant! So a brand using cement bags as fabric for their accessories can only be really good! Aaaaand that’s exactly how I ended up on a Fikay shoot. Without the intervention of any other elements.

Q: Which brand would you love Fikay to collaborate with in the future?

A: McDonald’s. Because I can’t imagine what those 2 brands  could possibly have to do together. So if they did collaborate with each other I’d be gobsmacked! And that thought is exciting… So yeah, go for it guys! You’ll thank me later.

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