In this editorial, photographer Stéphane Gaboué and stylist Edem Dossou highlight luxury designer sportswear's irresistible allure against the backdrop of a gorgeous Parisian apartment.

white cotton tanktop & flipflops GIVENCHY striped pants SUPREME white socks FALKE durag & jewelries personal
white cotton tanktop & flipflops GIVENCHY striped pants SUPREME white socks FALKE durag & jewelries personal
Stephane Gaboue
turtleneck cashmere jumper & pants 
DIOR & AMOAKO BOAFO durag personal
turtleneck cashmere jumper & pants DIOR & AMOAKO BOAFO durag personal
Stephane Gaboue

Shot during lockdown, the Homme Alone (get it?) series shows various models lolling around and making themselves comfortable at their stunning digs. It's what we've all been doing over the past year, just not in clothing so opulent. Brands include heavyweights such as Burberry, Rick Owens, and Dior, as well as adornments from local favorite Marco Panconesi.

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Stephane Gaboue
orange leather dungaree BURBERRY earing MARCO PANCONESI durag personal
orange leather dungaree BURBERRY earing MARCO PANCONESI durag personal
Stephane Gaboue

"In some way, it reflects the mood of that time," explains Gaboué over e-mail. "The atmosphere of the pictures is deliberately melancholic, creating an interesting contrast with the athleticism of the clothes. The many cushions also reinforce the emphasis on comfort in the story."

wool cardigan and oversize shorts FENDI black flip-flops JACQUEMUS socks FALKE
wool cardigan and oversize shorts FENDI black flip-flops JACQUEMUS socks FALKE
Stephane Gaboue
jumper AMI PARIS vintage trackpants ADIDAS
jumper AMI PARIS vintage trackpants ADIDAS
Stephane Gaboue

"We wanted to shoot those brawny men, whom I photograph a lot, and who are different from the models we normally see in magazines. They all have other day jobs, working as rappers, DJs, or even basketball players. "

track jacket GUCCI vintage shorts RICK OWENS durag personal
track jacket GUCCI vintage shorts RICK OWENS durag personal
Stephane Gaboue
mesh tank top DION LEE  grey loose cotton trackpants & white cotton underwear CELINE durag personal
mesh tank top DION LEE grey loose cotton trackpants & white cotton underwear CELINE durag personal
Stephane Gaboue

You can follow Gaboue and Dossou on Instagram.

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