Serge Meets Milo Whittaker
How did you get into modelling?
Funnily enough, it all started in a corner shop. I went to buy some things for my mum and this random guy called Sal approached me and asked if I had done any modeling before. At first, I thought it was a joke, but then he showed me his work in a magazine called Jocks and Nerds. He asked if I was interested in doing some work for him and the magazine. After that, it all blew up really! Next Models London liked my look and that’s where it all started.
What advice would you give an aspiring model?
Keep certain things in check for example your skin and physique, but don’t let it control your day-to-day life. Apart from that, keep up to date with what’s going on in fashion. Get all the exposure you can get.
What’s the best thing about your job?
Travelling to new places, being able to get the first look into new collections and meeting both stylists and models is always interesting. Honestly, the agency sends me all over London I reckon I could be an Uber driver by now. You never know what’s round the corner.
Have you got any exciting projects coming up?
Actually, I’ve got a campaign with office coming up this week so make sure you guys check that out! I also have been asked to do a shoot later on in February for Highsnobeity magazine. Other than that I’m just looking forward to stopping off in Milan to get singed there later on that month and then in the near future I intend to touchdown in New York for the same reason.
Who’s your favorite designer at the moment?
Olivier Rousteing- absolute boss.
Favourite holiday destination?
Slightly biased answer due to my heritage but without a doubt it’s got to be Jamaica, particularly in Montego Bay so hot, even the rain is warms. Nothing yet, beats the beaches out there, truly stunning. Having said that, I have always wanted to go to Fiji and see the perfect idyllic settings before it is too late as it is predicted to be underwater within the next twenty years.
Favourite spot in London?
My favorite place to chill in London when I come down is probably at the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. Rest assured there is always something going on in there. In the evenings on the weekend you get musicians and stuff coming in, its so chilled check it out if you haven’t been!
If you weren’t modelling what would you be doing instead?
I’m not modeling full time at the moment as I’m currently in my second year studying philosophy at the University of Kent. But if I could do anything it would most definitely be the dream of many boys a footballer. Other than that I’ve always liked the idea of being a property developer.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five years time i’ll have just turned twenty five, hopefully I will have made a name for myself by then and will be modelling as a result. My course allows me to do many things so my options are open and quite frankly still at this moment I’m very unsure what I really want to be doing.
Favourite piece from the Serge DeNimes AW15 collection?
Tough question, but I’d probably say that it is the “so serge “ charcoal tracksuit. Both the jogging bottoms and sweatshirt are simple pieces, which fit nicely and are really comfy too.