Serge Meets Iago
MODEL: IAGO FARIA
PHOTOGRAPHER: HANNAH MILES
How were you scouted?
I was playing football back home in Brazil and someone approached me and told me “you are tall and I think you got the look to be a model”. My first thought was that it was a scam and he was just trying to get my money. It turned out that HE REALLY WAS TRYING TO GET MY MONEY! He was trying to earn from shooting my book! But if it weren’t for him, I might not even be modelling right now, because becoming a model was never part of my plan.
What do you do when you’re not modelling?
I love to travel. Back in Asia, I used to visit the beach a lot, just to chill there and enjoying the tropical vibe. Now in London, since the weather is always unpredictable, I do a lot of indoor activities, like visiting museums or Netflix and chill. Haha
Do you have any hidden talents?
Football! Before modelling, my dream was to be a football player. And also I play the drums :)
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself in New York, modelling and owning a streetwear brand!
Favourite piece of the Serge DeNimes collection?
I like the Black ‘baby girl’ Waffle T-shirt. If you know me, you will know that I really love black and the cut, the detail and the material are just perfect for me.
Tell us something you’ve not told in an interview before…
I’m really into streetwear and I’m very specific with the fit and the design. I get inspired from some of the high end streetwear brands but still it’s usually hard to find something I really love, so that’s when I figured why not start up my own brand in near future!