Cheikh Tall a new face to watch, who catch looks at the last Gucci Show at Milan tell us in in this interview, about his inspirations, dreams and who inspires him. Plans for future? Be here and now.
Where you come from?
Born and raised LA
How do you start modeling?
Me and my brother have a clothing brand called royalsforeverybody he had me wearing everything because all fit me so well, so he had me doing product shot for all the clothes, after a while I was doing editorials for the brand I fall in love in shooting I wanted to be the best so I start to pay attention to other models the poses you know is really a life style its different it’s something you kinda you have to be committed to, I play sport my entire life , this was a change me doing modeling was a creative scape, to create something different
How was walk in Gucci Cruise 2018, how was the process to get you there?
I got scouted on Instagram, the Gucci happen.
The experience was crazy, I love it, awesome, meeting the people the models, everybody were for all around the world literally, it was an entire different experience, I lived in La my entire life I didn’t travel that much, was entirely different, was amazing, walking for Gucci itself was amazing, at first was beautiful being there the Pitti palace, was so Beautiful, the entire building was huge I love the experience Alessandro Michele di amazing job everything was outstanding , a love the boots, the bags, the details, the bomber jacket that I work
Who inspires you the most?
There’s a lot of people, I got inspired by everything, Michael Jackson, my brother inspiring me Alessandro Michele, I get inspired most by kids because they are themselves happy in their inner world, seeing people being themselves wearing what they feel , they don’t try they are doing it
How do you define your style?
Internal, endless I can really wear anything and making it look cool, somedays I wear black and other days colorful as today with the yellow jacket.
How is your perspective about the fashion industry in LA?
I think is growing a lot
What`s the thing/ you most love on LA?
The beach a lot, it’s some to take advantage of it hiking, family friends I love that about La
Any magazine or designer that you would like to work with?
Vogue would be a great
Marc Jacobs, Alessandro Michele, Raf Simons
Vogue my mom would love it
What’s your favorite work until now?
My favorite is Gucci , but working my brother and hommies what I grow with, just being ourselves, thinking what comes to our minds and express it, creatively
All photoshoots are perspectives, in a people person no matter who is around in going to try to learn, photographers teach me, designers inspired me.
What do you do when you are not modeling?
I just being creative working in the brand with my brother, going to the beach, design even if not in school, my life is school, because I’m learning,
How do you perceive the aperture to the fashion industry about the diversity and inclusion?
Is growing, everybody was happy, everybody was happy, I think is growing, is there more black people and it’s so cool its cool because we come from all the part of the world and we were just vibin, loving each other as brothers and sister and having fun, there’s more opportunity I got an opportunity I take advantage of it. I just being myself having fun meeting people.
How do you see yourself in 5 years?
I kind like to live the now, being the best version of myself spread love, light to the world, continue growing and learning, meting people, living life being happy
What advice you could give to the new people in the industry?
Just be yourselves, everybody said that, be open to anything to meeting people to expressing ourselves, ask questions, be open be sponge, be open.