Poland-born, Milan-based Adam Kaszewski was discovered last year while on a mountain climbing trip, and as of last month, walked in his second season of shows. In his debut season, Kaszewski walked for Rick Owens, Mugler, Jean Paul Gautier and Trussardi - among quite a few others, and has since graced the pages of GQ China, Lui, Male Model Scene, and i-D. Most recently, he hit the runway for John Paul Gaultier (and starred in his Spring 2014 lookbook), Issey Miyake, and No Editions in Paris. He also did ANTPITAGORA's Spring lookbook in Milan. Adam took a quick break from work to talk to us about sports, his pre-fashion week routine, his Spring 2014 season, and more ...
The Fashion Law – How old are you and what's your nationality?
Adam Kaszewski – I'm 20 and I'm from Poland.
The Fashion Law – How do you think you are different from other models?
Adam Kaszewski – My hair. I started in modeling with long hair. After two months, I cut it. I was not sure about it, but in my first modeling-related travel to Milan, I worked for Alexander McQueen. After this job, I really started to believe in myself as a model. In my first runway season, I did 7 shows and I was really happy. A lot of models have hair longer than me, and so, I hope that when big brands need a bald model in future, they will think of me :)
The Fashion Law – What did you think of modeling before you got started?
Adam Kaszewski – I knew that models travel a lot and that it can be a really nice life. Nothing more. I didn't know any models, and so, I didn't have anyone I could ask.
The Fashion Law – What has been the highlight of modeling for you so far?
Adam Kaszewski – I think for all models its the same thing: TRAVELING and knowledge of other cultures. Before my adventure in modeling, I had been to maybe two other countries. Now I've lived in Paris, Milan, and London. This is great.
The Fashion Law – Do you think there are any downsides to modeling?
Adam Kaszewski – Sure, there are some downsides. I travel all the time. In my country, I have a girlfriend and my family, who are still waiting for me. Also, sometimes we meet unfair people, who don't pay for work. So, not everything is good.
The Fashion Law – Is there a particular designer or design house that you absolutely want to work with?
Adam Kaszewski – I would like work for the best design houses in the world. Not a lot of bald models work with these big houses. So, I would like to break the stereotype as a bald model and work for luxury brands. But in modeling, you also need luck.
The Fashion Law – What do you like to do when you're not traveling and working?
Adam Kaszewski – All my life is sport. When I was younger, I played football, but I was injured and had to stop. Now I play volleyball and swim. In Poland, I have my boat and go sailing from time to time with my friends :) When I'm in my hometown, I help my family around the house and that's it.
The Fashion Law – Where do you see yourself in the next several years?
Adam Kaszewski – Life has taught me not to make plans. Every day can bring something new, and I am happy wherever I am. I have a lot of ideas for my life but it's too early.
The Fashion Law – How was Fashion Week for you?
Adam Kaszewski – June was my second season, and it was a successful season :) I did new shows Issey Miyake and No Edition. Most of the time I worked for JPG. I did fittings, a video, and his lookbook - and walked in the show. I think everything is going good and I'm in a good place.
The Fashion Law – Do you have a pre-Fashion Week routine?
Adam Kaszewski – When I was getting ready for Fashion Week, I was working out every day. The most important thing for me was to have a good body because I want feel good in my body.
The Fashion Law – What are your plans for the rest of the summer?
Adam Kaszewski – After fashion week, I was in Poland for few days, and I started my holiday in Rome. It's really cool city but is a little too hot.