Serge Meets Derrick

Derrick is the face of our SS20 Clothing Collection, so you'll see him around a lot. We interviewed Derrick back in 2015, so how do his answers compare? Read on to learn more about him or head to the bottom for the quick fire questions.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO MODELLING?

I was scouted in Camden when I was a teenager and kinda put it off for a few years, then finally went to see them and here I am.

WHAT DOES FASHION MEAN TO YOU?

I see fashion as predominately a business these days. I think style and fashion are entirely different.

HOW HAS IT BEEN FOR YOU FINDING WORK THROUGH QUARANTINE?

I’ve actually been relatively fine! I feel like it’s important to adapt and always have multiple incomes so if one avenue isn’t going too well you have something else support you!

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE THAT WANTED TO START MODELLING? 

My advice for anyone starting modelling is to not get ahead of yourself and really think about what role modelling can play in your life. It can be a beautiful & lucrative thing but it's also very sporadic and can be inconsistent. Don’t let it become your whole life! 

WHAT HABIT HAVE YOU STARTED OR BROKEN DURING QUARANTINE?

I’ve started waking up stupidly early and I love it! I’m also skating a lot more which is really good for my mental and physical health!

WHAT HAS BEEN A POSITIVE THING TO COME OUT OF 2020 SO FAR FOR YOU...

I’ve actually had a great year, I feel like the societal pause gave me time to develop on life basics I wouldn’t normally find time to.

WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST INSPIRED?

I feel the most inspired in the morning after I’ve showered. 

HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR STYLE?

My style is very comfortable and correlates with my mood a lot! 

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS?

I see myself as a wiser and more accomplished version of myself now.

QUICK FIRE

FIRST THING I THINK ABOUT WHEN I WAKE UP IS….

Brushing my teeth

FAVOURITE ITEM I WORE ON THE SHOOT...

Definitely the tracksuit! The quality is insane

FAVOURITE SONG CURRENTLY IS...

Loves Missing by Iggy Pop 

THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF...

Comfortable, happy, energetic

FAVOURITE PLACE IN LONDON...

I love East London as a whole... I’m strangely attached to it

MORNING OR NIGHT PERSON...

I love all parts of the day equally

WHO DO YOU LOOK UP TO MOST...

I look up to my mother more than anyone else on the planet

MY DREAM CAREER IS...

My dream career doesn’t exist! Anything and everything that I’m passionate or interested in 

 

Read Derricks 2015 interview here

 

MODEL: DERRICK APPIAH
INSTA: @DERRICKAPPIAH
PHOTOGRAPHER: HANNAH MILES
AGENCY: NEVS