Tell us about your background and how you got into modelling
I’m 18 years old, born and raised in Brighton, UK. I have always taken a huge interest in fashion more so designs and collections but around a year ago I became more aware of fashion as an industry and wanted a better understanding so I thought modeling would be a good way to give me more insight.
What has been your career highlights as a model so far?
Ahh, I definitely haven’t done enough to call it a career, but Its all been an experience. There are loads of highlights, for me its cool to even go to a casting and meet the designer or working around so many variations of clothes that I can take inspiration from, but something that stands out for me is getting featured in Arena Homme + a few times.
Do you think that there is a discrepancy between male and female models?
No not necessarily, I would say that it all depends on the success of the model regardless of gender. From seeing LFW castings my understanding is that the majority of models in London are all on the same level.
Over the last few months, we've seen you do more styling and photography. How did you move into these areas?
Well firstly, styling as a part time job always looked appealing to me but I never knew where to start because it’s usually done through big mass-market companies. But after modeling began to pick up I had a casting at Selfridges on Oxford Street and decided to hand in a CV. Somehow I managed to get a trial and with no experience I worked there for the summer. At first I didn’t really know what I was doing but then got the hang of it and since been working with Asos and Topman.
Photography is something I have been around my whole life and feels quite natural to me; since I was a lot younger me and my mates all have made short films and taken pictures. So when it comes to working on my own projects I want to be the one behind the camera, that way the end result is more satisfying.
Have you learnt much from those around you?
Yes hugely, everyday more so. My dad being a photographer/director and seeing him create amazing pieces of work has been my main inspiration; it’s given me a lot of clarity in the creative process from seeing a project beginning to end.
How do you juggle so many commitments?
Travelling between Brighton and London most days for work can definitely get tedious, epically when I have to leave the house at 5am. But other than that I don’t see my work as a commitment because I’m happiest when creating something or working on a project so it becomes less of a task.
How did Le Rêve get off the ground?
I actually had the idea 3 years ago when I was in high school taking the final exams of the year. I felt so uninspired by school and the whole educational system that perusing an academic career just felt so limited, I didn’t want to be defined by a GCSE. So I created LE RÊVE translating to ‘The Dream’ in French. For the 3-year process I never released anything, but always developed the idea and used whatever was influencing me at the time as inspiration. Until very recently when designing digitally allowed me to come to a conclusion for the LE RÊVE visual aesthetic and release my first collection of T-Shirts.
How involved have you been in the whole process?
100%, everything in the process has been done by me. This way I can keep LE RÊVE individual and authentic and let it progress.
What do you see for the future of the brand?
It would be great to grow. But in a way to not lose where it started.