Saty & Pratha shoot seven peach-fuzzed boys for the new issue of Open Lab magazine, an NYC based biannual. Styled by TJ Gustave in what I consider wardrobe staples, they lounge around providing snippets to Virginia Jackson-Reed. Featuring our very own (well, not really) Joe Collier (we’re proud, okay?) among other fresh spuds like Nicklas Kingo, Simonas Pham and Jack Lankford, this story is getting me all babysitter’s club excited. In other news, it’s my birthday tomorrow, so early birthday gift to me.
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
If you learn nothing else from/about Jack, know that: Kansas City is, “the best place to get away from, the worst place to go to,” his million dollar ideas include converting an apartment building into a vertically integrated urban farm, and a “lawnmower helicopter”, and that her fully intends to “change the world”.
Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark
Nicklas is still adjusting to the ups and downs of modeling. He describes “comedowns” and “empty” feelings after big shows like Louis Vuitton (which was streamed live worldwide). He’s boarding a plane in a few hours, and it seems he’s counting the minutes-he tells me he’s craving shawarmas, missing his mum. Though, protest as he may, he secretly loves being on the road: “I know two weeks later, I’ll wanna get out again.”
Hometown: Manchester, England
Joe’s not one for plans-it’s not really how they do things in Manchester. So when asked if he has a “five-year plan” he assures me, “Not even a five day plan.” After all, the golfer-turned-model never would have imagined a catwalk career, or that he’d be asked to shoot a “model diary” during the coming runway season in Milan and Paris. “The modeling thing came out of the blue. The best things are opportunities that present themselves”.
Hometown: Vilnius, Lithuania
When Simonas tagged along with a friend to a casting, he had no idea that he’d end up getting signed. And despite modeling temporarily derailing his studies, his intentions are to “finish [his] studies and become a lawyer.”