13 things model Adut Akech would buy back

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Ask Adut Akech what she is most looking forward to fashion month, and the model does not name a show or designer. “What excites me is just seeing everyone again,” she says BAZAAR.com. “The last few years have been really weird, and being back on the track is always exciting.”

Adut isn’t just returning to shows in New York, Milan and Paris this season. She also stars in a campaign for Victoria’s Secret’s Love Cloud bra, alongside VS Collective members like Paloma Elsesser and Hailey Bieber. The accompanying shoot allowed the model to unleash her fun and quirky side, a side she doesn’t always get to share. “Editorial filming is more like you have to get into character,” says Akech. “Lingerie shoot and with Victoria’s Secret you just have to be yourself.”

Walking the biggest catwalks in the world (see: Chanel couture) informs Akech’s style through exposure and first glimpses of items she’ll want to buy months from now. At the same time, Akech says she went through style phases: a tomboy era which she sums up as “chill”, a girly period “where it was heels and dresses and everything tight”. These days? “Now I feel like I’m in this comfort-first phase: 90% of the time I’m wearing sweatpants, a hoodie, and Birkenstocks, and once in a while I’m dressing and I put on a dress or leather pants,” she said.

The 13 Lucky items on Akech’s list epitomize casual luxury, from the quilted Prada bag she takes on her international trips to the Tiffany necklace she wears every day. And, they’re essential long after her whirlwind fashion month is over.

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