BRIGHT YOUNG THING: Paul Hameline has a new role: ‘zine publisher.
At 20, the France-born model, artist, DJ and actor just debuted his publication, called “Rave New World,” which is a biannual.
For the first issue, he tapped people including Gosha Rubchinskiy, Collier Schorr and Willy Vanderperre. “Each contributor is someone who inspires me, motivates me and is a friend,” said Hameline during the cocktail celebrating the launch of the ‘zine’s 200 hand‐numbered copies at The Broken Arm in Paris on Wednesday night.
The ‘zine opens with a quote of Aldous Huxley from “A Brave New World” and is chockablock with images — photographs and prints — alongside texts.
Hameline had walked the Balenciaga runway earlier in the day.
Guillaume Steinmetz, cofounder of the concept store, noted that he is part of a new generation of designers, photographers and models now bowing in Paris that bring the city a new surge of energy.
“He’s a very talented young man in all facets of what he does. He’s not really a model,” said Olivier Rizzo, who styled the Prada men’s visuals featuring Hameline that were lensed by Vanderperre.
DJ Clara 3000 said she’s to mix the soundtrack for the Vetements show on July 3 in Paris and plans to release four tracks with French music label Kill the DJ in October.
Demna Gvasalia, Simon Porte Jacquemus and Virgil Abloh were among other guests chilling outside The Broken Arm while Lotta Volkova mixed tunes.
“[Paul] is a young brother. He’s family,” said Gvasalia, who was preparing for his Vetements show. “I have a day off tomorrow and then it’s fashion again. Never enough clothes,” he said with a laugh before slipping into a car to head to a late dinner with his Balenciaga team.
“It’s in a cellar,” he hinted.