The young and fashion-savvy Luka Sabbat has been exposed to the world of fashion since birth, as his extensive portfolio spans his years, which has been aided with a mother who worked as a stylist for John Galliano and a father who designed clothes in Paris.
Grailed has just launched its next influencer sale with Luka (following Nick Wooster) featuring a mixture of 25 products of his own and curated picks from the Grailed archive. In addition to the sale, he also sat down to discuss his latest project Hot Mess and share his opinions on the current scene of the fashion industry.
A selection of excerpts can be read below:
Outside of Hot Mess, your career has absolutely blown the fuck up to the extent that I have to imagine you’re turning down mad projects. When it comes to being the face of products or campaigns…
I do turn down a lot of jobs just because I try to keep it a bit more on brand. But sometimes a check is just a lot and I can’t say no.
Haha a check is a check, when it’s big enough.
That’s a fact! But I try to turn down a good chunk of work just on some political shit. Like not actual politics, but there’s just things I can’t do. Like, something happened with my homie and I know how a certain company or brand moves.
I feel you 100%. That’s called integrity. Again, it’s not about chasing a check for the sake of a check…
Because I’ll get the Hot Mess check eventually.
Right, right. Well, that’s the thing, you’re a busy dude and you’re at this inflection point in your career where you have to ask, do I invest in myself? Do I put the money back into my own thing?
That’s what I’ve done in the past. Almost all the money I made from modeling I put most of it into working on Hot Mess.
When do the clothes come out? Because I’m sure kids are chomping at the bit to get a piece of actual gear.
I’m dropping my lookbook soon.
How limited is the merch going to be? And we’re calling it “merch,” right? Just to be clear…
Yeah it’s merch.
Is it going to be like crazy limited?
I don’t want to make too much of anything, since it’s my first time. I’m probably going to make 20 of each tee, 5 of each jacket and 10 of each hoodie.
Where will people be able to buy that when it comes out?
I’m going to put it on the Hot Mess website.
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In case you missed it, here’s our exclusive street style shoot and interview with Luka Sabbat.