DJ and stylist Cyber69 takes us behind the velvet rope at Paris Fashion Week, alongside his photographer Yulya Shadrinsky.
Including appearances from Heron Preston, A$AP Bari and Mago, the exclusive gallery is accompanied by some words from Cyber69, real name Kirill, as he reveals where to find the best after-hours functions in the French capital, and touches on some personal highlights from Paris Fashion Week. The slideshow also includes Cyber rocking a range of street style-ready looks featuring the likes of Cottweiler, FourTwoFour, 3.Paradis and others.
Get a behind-the-scenes taste above, and don't miss the interview below.
What was the highlight of Paris Fashion Week for you?
Going to the UNESCO headquarters to see OFF-WHITE's FW17 show was next level. Every day in Paris is full of memorable moments.
Did you have any favourite collections? What did you think of Supreme x Louis Vuitton?
Of course! Heron Preston presented his first Paris collection and it was amazing, great details and excellent quality. I also really love the new D.TT.K collection, it presents vintage aesthetics in a futuristic way. These two are real visionaries.
I don’t really care about Supreme or Louis Vuitton that much. However, I found it funny that it took 15 years after Supreme's bootleg range to make a real collection. It shows that high fashion needs street fashion to survive now.
For the uninitiated, what are the best party spots in Paris?
During fashion week, usually Silencio has good parties. But mostly it depends on who is throwing an event — my favorite parties are held by GR8X Phire Wire, because they bring together a lot of talented people and showcases DJs with different style, which makes a blend of really good music.
When not attending shows or events, how did you spend your time in Paris?
For me, fashion week is just a time when I can see many of my talented friends from around the world. I spend a lot of time visiting showrooms and getting inspired for the next six months. I also like to connect people if I see some mutual vibe between them. I spent some time working too, modeling for Bradley Soileau's BLACKFIST brand, and I'm grateful for this opportunity because Bradley is the most humble, radical dude I know. And of course going to museums is very important when I travel. I love to see and learn about real art which is the basis for everything.
Best and worst thing about Paris Fashion Week?
I’m very happy to see more friends from different parts of the world, especially Russian friends coming this way and playing a role in the future. I don’t like that 90 percent of parties play the same music. Designers are trying to highlight different genres of music, saying the music influenced their collections, but at the end of the day, it’s the same songs playing at every party, just because it's what everyone is familiar with.
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