Photography by Alexandre Ean, Styling by Maud Dupuy, Text by Simon Johannin

Parisians. Elegance, style, composure, taste and culture.

But Paris is not just about the prohibitive cafés of the Rive Gauche, keeping tourists

in the illusion of an intimacy with the ghosts of Simone de Beauvoir or Miles Davis.

Beyond this world famous postcard, there are us, the alive,

walking in the streets. And we mostly come from someplace else.

Kids from French countrysides, from the South cities, from Spain or Georgia.

From Parents who grew up in other languages.

Parisians forever, always, or just for a time, we came

to grab a piece of a dream, of an ambition, or to escape from something.

We came because we want to live. Since nothing is yet established,

we’d better try everything, allow ourselves to do anything.

For the best and the worst, for the violence and the joy, this city where money and misery

run the same river belongs to us as much as we belong to her.

We are pieces of today’s youth, and we will write, sing, play, share the fragment of

that history that belongs to us.

Paris is us too, just as much as the others, and will be what we want her to be,

just as much as we are what she wants us to be.

 

 

LIZA RIVZ : techno performer

dress CORALIE MARABELLE

MAXENCE DUMAS & ALEX BASILAIA / REVOLTING SILENCE: independent music label and book publisher

Maxence: jacket BOUTET / Alex: jacket GAMUT

 

SIMON JOHANNIN: writer of “L”été des charognes” and “Nino dans la nuit”, and soon to be published (08/10) “Nous sommes maintenant nos êtres chers”

shirt  MOOHONG

 

AMBRE HAZLEWOOD: music performer and muse

shirt ALPHONSE MAITREPIERRE

 

 

LÉONIE CHAUCHAT: ceramist

dress CORALIE MARABELLE, apron MAISON STANDARDS

 

 

PIMPANT BOY: stick n poke artist

shirt MOOHONG, pants HENRIK VIBSKOV VINTAGE, glasses GUCCI VINTAGE,  shoes GUCCI VINTAGE

 

MANON MESSIANT: film producer

suit HENRIK VIBSKOV ARCHIVE, top & OTHERS STORIES

 

JANIE: pop singer

vintage set CHINEMACHINE
dress THIERRY MUGLER VINTAGE

NAOMI GUNTHER: cloth designer

shirt GUNTHER

VALENTIN NOUJAÏM: filmmaker

total look VINTAGE

 

 

SIMON CHAOUAT: designer, constructor

jacket SMALTO
jacket MAISON STANDARDS, pants are model’s own

 

INGRID SAMITIER: music performer (Les Vulves Assassines, Oeuf)

lingerie EXPOSED PARIS

 

MÉGANE FERRAT: comedian

total look model’s own

 

ITO: rapper

total look UMBRO

shirt SUPERVINTAG, pants UMBRO

 

BGM: manager

jacket NBA, pants ADIDAS

 

 

BLK: rapper

t- shirt VERSACE SPORT VINTAGE, tracksuit Stylist’s own, glasses CAZAL