karly loyce has perfect genes and studies them, too
To celebrate our 35th anniversary, we've cherry-picked the hottest faces in fashion, music, art and film, and in typical i-D style we've asked them some very i-D questions! Next in our series of fresh new faces, meet Game of Thrones fanatic, Biology...
Fashion newcomer Karly Loyce revolutionized the catwalk this year by sporting an afro during the Celine fall/winter 15 show. The Parisian model became one of the few new faces who really diversified the runway. She was picked to cover i-D's 35th Birthday issue along with some of our favorite cool-girls like Kate Moss, Lara Stone and Jourdan Dunn. Karly also stars in an Alasdair McLellan-lensed editorial inside the issue. Plus, the up-and-coming model has just as much brains as she does beauty: she's finishing her degree in biology in France before taking the world by storm. Read on to hear more about her big break and anticipation for the new season of Game of Thrones.
What do you do and why do you do it?
I'm a model and I do it because I love fashion and traveling.
Describe yourself in five words.
Cool, dreamy, funny, stunned and crazy.
How did you start your career?
I started my career in Paris. I was scouted in the street.
What was your big break?
When I walked in my first fashion show for Céline.
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm studying biology at university and I'm waiting for the new season of Game of Thrones.
What advice would you give young people wishing to follow in your footsteps?
Never stop believing in your dreams and go! Life is now.
We're celebrating the 35th Anniversary Issue of i-D, when did you last celebrate and what was the occasion?
I invited all my friends to a big party to celebrate my birthday.
What excites you most about tomorrow?
Discovering new places, meeting other people, having fun and doing incredible things.
Tell us one thing that no one knows about you.
I'm ticklish, lol.
What's your party trick?
Watching movies with all my friends at home. It's so funny.
Finish this sentence, 35 is the new…Way to see the world. Have fun and enjoy!
Photography Alasdair McLellan
Styling Marie Chaix Hair Duffy at Streeters London for Vidal Sassoon
Make-up Frankie Boyd at Tim Howard Management
Nail technician Tracylee at Tim Howard Management
Photography assistance Lex Kembery, James Robjant, Matthew Healy
Styling assistance Florie Vitse, Sergio Mejia, Emmanuel Sénat, Lauren Chung
Hair assistance Cameron Rains, Ryan Mitchel
Production Pony Projects
Retouching Output Ltd
Model Karly Loyce at Women
Karly wears coat, shoulder pocket and earrings Céline