An everyday of the young star, between parties, castings and the Kenzo runway
Between runways for Kenzo, Ami and Lemaire, model Yura Nakano had a lot of ground to cover this Men’s Week. And all in all, he’s had a busy year: bouncing from Berlin to London, to Cairo to Milan and finally to Paris – walking for DIOR, Jil Sander, Peter Do, Fendi and Jean Paul Gaultier over the seasons.
It’s a lot to take in—best, perhaps, to capture such a range of experiences with the camera. Fortunately, photography is one of Nakano’s hobbies, which he has been practicing liberally over the past few days for Document. Here, he shares an inside look at what life is like right now for a model in the buzz of Paris.
Document Journal: What is a typical morning at Fashion Week like?
Yura Nakano: I wake up early, lie down, meditate and drink a cup of coffee before I leave my place.
document: How do you prepare yourself for a show?
Yura: Always keep calm. I listen to hardcore music to release tension.
document: What is the most beautiful look you have worn so far?
Yura: The one with the cap, at Kenzo.
document: Your favorite show overall?
document: What about the best party?
Yura: 44 Label rave was amazing.
document: What do you do when you are off duty?
Yura: I will drink a coffee with my friends.
document: Which three fashion figures – dead or alive – would you host for a dinner party?
Yura: Rei Kawakubo from Like Boys, Helmut Lang and Kiko Kostadinov.
document: Paris, Milan or New York?
document: Which city – out of these three – has the best style?
Yura: Definitely London!
document: Someone you’re hoping to run into before you leave Paris?
Yura: All the friends I love.