​10 things you need to know about sol goss

From a Norwich call centre to the runways of Paris, this season’s breakout star is taking his new life in his stride.

by Felicity Kinsella
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22 July 2015, 3:50pm

With cheekbones like razors and lips like pillows, 19-year-old Solfi Michael Goss' face is the ideal mix of hard and soft, and everybody wants a piece of it. Living a fashion fairytale, Sol was working as a charity fundraiser at a call centre in his hometown of Norwich before he was spotted by a SUPA scout at a bus stop. During his first ever season in the industry, Sol walked for Burberry, Alexander McQueen J.W. Anderson, Prada and opened Louis Vuitton - the first black model to open the fabled French fashion house in decades. We're expecting big things from this small town boy.

Alexander McQueen spring/summer 16

1. Modelling as a career never crossed his mind before the bus stop incident...
"A couple of people had mentioned it but I never pursued it myself, and then I came into SUPA after being scouted and it all went from there!"

2. Opening Louis Vuitton in his first season was pretty mind-blowing...
"Walking for Louis Vuitton was one of the most memorable experiences, I couldn't have asked for more. It was a great team, the collection was amazing. A huge thank you to everyone that made that happen because I'll never forget that."

3. For a fashion newbie, this is what he likes about the industry...
"Meeting new people, travelling, and the buzz from walking the shows. During the shows you meet all different types of people from all over the world and I love that."

Craig Green spring/summer 16

4. And this is what he doesn't like... 
"Delayed/cancelled flights!"

5. He's already dishing out advice to other newbies…
"Topman was important to me as it was my first show of the season, and I opened but Louis Vuitton also. The venue was this huge glass house, it was a hot day and the vibe was amazing. Lots of the boys at the show I had met in London and Milan so it was good to see them and catch up too. And a few of the guys there hadn't walked for a show before, so it was cool giving them advice from my couple of first weeks doing this!"

6. He's chill...
"In my spare time I hang out with friends, chill out, listen to music, play football. I'm pretty easy going so whatever is going on really."

Burberry spring/summer 16

7. If he could ask the world one question and get the answer he would you ask... 
"What are the next lottery numbers?"

8. In a blockbuster of his life, this is who he'd cast to play himself, his other half and what the soundtrack would be, respectively...
"Tyler James Williams from The Walking Dead, Cara Delevingne, A$AP Rocky, Palace."

9. His mum keeps him in check...
"My mum gives good advice, she's taught me a lot about respecting your parents and others!"

10. This is where he wants to be in ten years...
"Maybe settling down with someone, but who knows, I always try and go with the flow of things." 

J.W. Anderson spring/summer 16

@sol_goss

Credits


Text Felicity Kinsella
Backstage photography Jason Lloyd Evans
Catwalk photography Mitchell Sams

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