L'Officiel Hommes Malaysia is back with its second issue of 2020 to showcase the best of Fall/Winter 2020 and the star for our issue is the Coach Fall/Winter 2020 collection.
To front our cover, we have top Malaysian models Silas (@silas.jpeg) and Xdiq (@xdiq) parade their best in the Coach Fall/Winter 2020 collection while filling in the blanks to let you know them a little better. The question is: are you ready?
Scroll down to read their interview and see the fashion spread:
My biggest inspirations are... the people around me. I feel most empowered when... I’m with people I love and trust the most. My dream dinner guests are... Jordan Peterson, Rick Owens and Carl Jung. The best piece of life advice I’ve gotten is... that it’s okay to move at your own pace, no matter how much life seems to make you think otherwise.
My most treasured possessions... are letters and postcards from my friends, and my vintage Kenner dinosaur toys. My skincare routine... consists of just a cleanser and a moisturiser. My everyday hairstyle... requires me to keep shaving my head. My island product pick is... a Flex Tape. My favourite item in my wardrobe is... my Ann Demeulemeester A/W16 Vitello runway boots. My biggest indulgence is... getting lost in exploring about whatever it is I’m obsessed with at any given time, even if it’s unnecessary or gratuitous.
I like to travel... by train. My favourite place on earth is... my room. My favourite meal of the day is... a good ol’ plate of Kolo Mee. Sneakers or leather shoes? Leather shoes. I can’t live without... my glasses. You can usually find in my bag... a sketchbook and pens and pencils. The fashion trend I just don’t get is... skinny jeans with tennis shoes. Nothing wrong with it; just seems a bit too “safe” for something considered fashionable.
My favourite part of being a model is... the ability to contribute to an industry I have a passion for. And the hardest part is... job stability and availability. On my Spotify playlist... there’s a lot of garage rock – rock music in general, synthwave and city pop. I’m kept awake at night by... past relationships and failures; fears that I’m not good enough. I fall asleep... drinking chamomile tea and watching YouTube videos. If I can travel back in time, I would... love to hang out and talk with Carl Jung in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
My biggest inspiration is... my dad who teaches me a lot about life. I feel most empowered when... I wear a good outfit. My dream dinner guest is... Megan Fox. The best piece of life advice I’ve gotten is... “not to put your trust fully on a person.” My most treasured possession is... my mum’s ring which she asks me to take good care of. My skincare routine... includes Yves Rocher’s face wash and toner for morning and night. My everyday hairstyle... have me shaving my head every two weeks or whenever I feel like it.
My island product pick... would have to be hair gel. My favourite items in my wardrobe are... all my accessories. My biggest indulgence is... thrifting. I like to travel... on my own personal transport. My favourite place on earth is... Thailand because I like the kind of vintage items you can find there. My favourite meal of the day is... butter chicken from Quan Ice Cream & Coffee House. Sneakers or leather shoes? Leather shoes. I can’t live without... my phone.
You can usually find in my bag... my wallet, although I don’t usually carry a bag. The fashion trend I just don’t get is... pop collar. My favourite part of being a model is... getting to meet creative people. And the hardest part is... waiting for payment. On my Spotify playlist... is mostly hip hop and rap music; some XXXtentacion and some Juice Wrld. I’m kept awake at night by... the thought of not being able to succeed. I fall asleep... naturally, especially at the end of a busy day. If I could travel back in time, I would... choose not to because I’d rather focus on the present since everything in life
happens for a reason.
The most embarrassing thing I’ve ever done was... when I did a TikTok clip for work. I can get dressed and ready to go... in about half an hour. The closest I’ve ever come to death was... when my friend and I got into a major road accident on our way to Genting. My favourite insult is... “botak” because I clearly am, so I don’t disagree. My favourite quote from the movie is... “with great power there must also come great responsibility.” The best bargain I’ve ever got was... my Gianni Versace sweatpants for just RM1. If I were a superhero... I want to read people’s mind.
The L'Officiel Hommes Malaysia October 2020 "REBOOT" issue featuring models Silas and Xdiq with Coach Fall/Winter 2020 collection is now available on Magzter.com and will be available in newsstands and bookstores soon.
Photography: Chuan Looi / Yipieyaya
Styling: Monica Mong
Grooming: Chu Fan
Models: Silas & Xdiq/ Topboi Citizen
Outfits & Bags: Coach Fall/Winter 2020 collection.