I mentioned here of Francisco (Ford Models) and his excellent international campaigns .. His star is shinning and confirms what we had already expected! During show season Paris and Milan, Francisco was on fire! Opened Moschino in Milan, walked for Gucci (the only Brazilian), Gianfranco Ferre (one Brazilian) and DSquared. In Paris, he did Kenzo, John Galliano, Issey Myiake, Francisco Van Benthum and Cerruti, or more? Here is an exclusive interview with Francisco Lachowski!
Ponnei: After you won the Supermodel of Brazil, how has it changed your life?
Francisco: Winning the supermodel was very good! But having won has not changed a lot (in term of my life?) … It is clear it has much impact on my name, but what has been changed is to have reached the final and had the opportunity to go to international Castings, being seen by all the people of fashion! Thus, I came to Europe and did the shows; that was where everything began to work out on my international career.
Ponnei: Things happened very fast, in that short time you’ve done major work … how was the experience of doing the Dior campaign and Lacoste.. etc?
Francisco: Doing it for me was very nice and gratifying, because the Dior campaign is much respected and provide other similar opportunities. God’s will!
Ponnei: You had the opportunity to meet Karl Lagerfeld and will now go to have 3 months of fitting with Dior … How is it to have contact with this fashion icon?
Francisco: Aaaaaa normal! He is very educated and treat people equally, and all has worked great until now, and why it is good to work with him while the same can’t be said about working with others, is because he does not treat models like garbage.
Ponnei: Tell us who/where would you like to work with?
Francisco: the Dolce & Gabbana show and working with them, and … Hmm and others (laughs)
Ponnei: The shows seasons are always crazy, which is the best and worst of the fashion weeks?
Francisco: Paris Milan is torture for a man, it has everything for the model to “play the Da Ponte” (I have no idea what that means…) in the weeks of Castings (laughs). This is the only thing that I speak while there are worse, to not depress you!
And the best is the concerts, parties, meeting new people and having my work as a holiday also!
Ponnei: What is in your mp3?
Francisco: Hip hop, surf music and Bob Marley
Ponnei: You have been tipped as promising, all for your professionalism and determination … What tip you have for someone who is starting?
Francisco: If you want a career, you need commitment, having your goals in life … Of course it has limits, so look for people who help you and keep sending good energy and it is there, go ahead!
Ponnei: What most fascinates you in fashion?
Francisco: I was never much connected to fashion, now I am fully bound by my work in fashion, and what is fascinating to me is that I can work with it, travel and muuuch fun!
Ponnei: For Francisco of today to live, does Francisco of yesterday have to die?
Francisco: Francisco of today is the same as yesterday’s, just a little older (laughs)..