NEW FACES AND VOICES OF PRE-FALL: AFRICA PENALVER

NEW FACES AND VOICES OF PRE-FALL: AFRICA PENALVER

NEW FACES AND VOICES OF PRE-FALL: AFRICA PENALVER

Get to know the Spanish beauty taking over the industry and shredding it on the waves.

Get to know the Spanish beauty taking over the industry and shredding it on the waves.

Photography: Max Papendieck

Styling: Elizabeth Sulcer

Name

Africa Penalver

Agency 

The Society

Birthplace

Spain

What are you wearing today?

Today I’m wearing Givenchy!

Africa wears all clothing Givenchy

How did the onset of this year’s public health crisis change your outlook on life and/or work?

I am really conscious now of the freedom I enjoyed before. To go out whenever I wanted, to travel. This makes me appreciate much more all the simple things I was able to do before without restrictions.

The public health climate has shaped many peoples’ reading/viewing habits—what are some reading or viewing material you’ve sought out at this time?

I am reading the news much more than usual, as I am afraid of the sanitary situation in the world.

What have you learned (or what do you think people can learn) while in solitude / practicing social distance?

Looking at the positive side of this health crisis, I have experienced a break in this frenzied life. I had time to make an introspection and set up my priorities in my life.  I hope that people also took advantage of this time to see what is really important for them.

What is your stance on the current state of affairs in the US regarding the BLM movement, protests, and police brutality?

I was really shocked by the death of George Floyd and it hurt me deeply. it exposed a lot of unfairness in our treatment of fellow human beings. after the coronavirus, we can’t come back to the previous normality. we are in an extraordinary moment where we can make big changes, so let’s do it together.

Are you taking part in the movement? If so, how? 

I am not neutral. I express my support to the BLM movement and am fully against any racial discrimination. I shared this message via social media, and I am continuing to educate myself in order to understand how to help those in need.

What’s the first thing you’re going to do after coming out of quarantine?

The first thing I will do is to see again my family and friends. also, I will go for a walk and enjoy nature. particularly, I miss so much going to the ocean and surf.  As well, I hope to go back to work soon.

What are you looking forward to the most this fashion season?

Everything — going to the shows, shooting for editorials, and working.

What’s something that people would be surprised to know about you?

I love the ocean. I’m in love with surfing.

What are your goals for 2020?

Taking care of myself as well as keeping up with my job, work, and studies.

Credits: CASTING DIRECTOR: EDWARD KIM / PRODUCER: ANNA INGLIS / DIGITAL TECH: KEVIN LAVALLADE / 1ST ASSISTANT: WILLIAM CUDD / HAIR STYLIST: HELEN REAVEY / MAKE-UP ARTIST: LISA HOUGHTON / MAKE-UP ASSISTANT: AYA IWAKAM / MANICURIST: ERI HANDA / MANICURIST ASSISTANT: MEGUMI SHINODA

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