Modelling – many connect this term with a glamorous profession that allows those working as models to travel the world and wear fabulous clothes. A lot of youngsters throughout the world are struggling to get in this profession. From the rising models a man who is making his name in the world of modeling profession is a London based model and a Danish style influencer Mathias le Fèvre. The multi-talented versatile professional is also a Sartorialist & Creative Director along with a photographer and an intermedia artist experimenting with Entrepreneurship too. He has been working in the fashion industry for more than six years to full-fill his dream in his own lifestyle. Moreover the 24 years old Mr. le Fèvre has already done collaboration with the renowned fashion brands like Vacheron Constantin, Ralph Lauren, Hackett London and many more.
Mathias began sharing style tips on his Instagram channel in 2010, and he currently has 153k Instagram followers. He is also a contributing editor for The Rake Magazine. Mathias le Fèvre regularly attends the international fashion weeks. In June 2019 Mathias was named as one of the best-dressed men at London Fashion Week Men’s by GQ. Later in 2019, Mathias was also listed as among “the most stylish men to follow on Instagram” by GQ and A Gentleman’s World Magazine.
We have taken the opportunity to speak with Mathias le Fèvre. To uncover some of his experiences about this profession.
How did you find your inspiration for fashion?
I am very much inspired by classic tailoring and the flair of the 70’s. I particularly love the long silhouette of the 1920’s and wide-cut trousers always fascinated me.
How did you get into modelling?
When I moved to London, I stated consulting several of the tailors of Savile Row on social media marketing and content creation. I was often asked to model for to be be in front of the camera. This work allowed me to put together a portfolio, which essentially build my modelling career.
Was modeling something you always wanted to do, or did it just kinda happen?
This is going to sound very vain and cliche but I have always wanted to be a model, but I never thought of myself as particular good looking when growing up. As I was obsessed with tailoring form an early age, I was dreaming of becoming a banker or a traditional businessman so that I could wear suits every day. Thus did become a reality, but in a very different way than what I imagined.
Who are your style icons?
I’m big fan of music from the 70’s and 80’s. Elton John, Mick Jagger and John Lennon are all major style heroes to me. They made dressing up in a suit seem effortlessly cool and rock and roll.
You are doing multiple things at a time like Modeling, Creative Direction, etc. how do you get to manage it?
At first it was not easy to manage it all, but with time I thought myself to keep a well-organized itinerary. Work/life balance is also very important to me so I always try to make sure having regular breaks to spend time with my girlfriend and family.
You have crossed 153K followers, what do you think how social media has played its role in your journey?
It definitely played a big role in the process of realising my passion and helped me connect with the creative community that I now consider my industry. It kickstarted my career in modelling, writing and art direction, and now works as outlet for me to share my work.
Being a model, you must have travelled a lot, what countries did you travelled this year?
I love traveling and exploring different cultures while working. Over the past couple of year I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Italy, Switzerland, the Middle-East, France and many more amazing places. Travelling opens my soul and changes my perception of our reality.
Sometimes the modeling industry gets a bad rap with the jealousy and egos encountered between other models and agencies. Was this true for you? Have you managed to tough it out and make good friends?
Meeting new people every day is one of the favorite parts of my job. I stay in contact with most people that I get along with on set. I made some of my best friends while working in the fashion industry.
Do you have a style tip to other gentlemen?
Don’t take dressing too seriously. Experiment take chances and have fun.