Phew! We’re still catching our breath from the whirlwind month that has been January. The top of the year not only marks the beginning of the annual award season marathon—and our extensive red carpet coverage—but it’s also the start of a months-long fashion week trek, kicking off with the men’s F/W 2023 shows in Milan and Paris and Couture Week. Not that we’re complaining! The four-week stretch offers up a delightful sartorial platter of noteworthy style moments. And taking us behind the scenes of all the action this year is Norwegian model Gustav Magnar Witzøe.
If you are not familiar with Witzøe yet, you’re going to want to take note. An emerging talent in the fashion space, the 30-year-old has caught the eye of some of the industry’s biggest brands and designers, landing him front-row seating at the likes of Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens, Armani, and Schiaparelli, to name a few. And then there’s the not-so-insignificant fact that he’s been working with image architect Law Roach, one of the industry’s most influential stylists. Attending the shows together, the two curated a portfolio of dapper looks that showcased the many sides of Witzøe’s personal style—think drapey suits, acid-wash denim, and avant-garde footwear. With a photographer in tow, Witzøe documented some of the highlights from his trip abroad. And lucky us, we have the exclusive.
“Can you ever have enough shoes for Fashion Week? First stop: Celine.”
“The most interesting aspect of fashion week, for me, is being able to get a glimpse into the maddening processes and unique approaches that each designer takes in order to express their creativity that inevitably leads to a collection. It’s important to me to absorb it all.”
“It’s all about the backdrop.”
“Big Mac diet.”
“Leaving the Giorgio Armani show in a classic double-breasted suit. Love it!”
“I would like to think that I wouldn’t break my ankles in these…”
“Rick Owens, everyone. Bravo on a breathtaking show that highlighted the genius that has made you a legend.”
“Ready, set, action! It’s time for some Louis Vuitton entertainment and my last show in Milan before Paris Couture Week. The show was a spectacle; it became apparent instantly that we were going to be paying homage to classic styles and patterns from Y2K decades past. All packaged beautifully with a performance by the one and only Rosalía who exploded onto the runway in a custom LV yellow car. I think I may have to look into purchasing for my own collection.”
“It’s not shoes, it’s art!”
“Law [Roach] and I doing some serious damage together.”
“Fittings are essential, especially when you are investing in a good suit. A big thank you to my extended fashion family here at the ateliers who had me looking and feeling my best.”
“KidSuper, watch the space… I bet my money on him.”
“For me, fashion is a way of escapism from my everyday life. I relish in the opportunities afforded to me during fashion week(s) to meet so many young, interesting, and eccentric people. It’s the best form of education and experience. It’s not just dress up for me.”
“Matrix meets Mercedes for my final night out in Paris this season. Cheers!”
Next, Apple Martin made her official debut at the Chanel Couture show.