How does your professional eye as a photographer and as a model shape your aesthetic perception?
Agoston: Working as a model gives you a unique sense of awareness. On the one hand, there’s your own sense of physicality in front of a camera. On the other hand, there’s the energy of the room while you are on the set. You have to work instinctively, constantly adapting to your environment, interpreting the concept of the shoot and the mood of the team you are working with. I love working with so many incredible artists, and my own personal aesthetic is very much inspired by my career in fashion. I started as a model working with Rei Kawakubu at Comme des Garçon, with John Galliano, who was at Dior at the time, and with Jean Paul Gaultier. And it is a huge privilege to work with such talented people and to see the whole design process. They helped shape the way I see creativity through the unwavering dedication to their vision.
Colls: I’m the kind of person who is always looking at everything everywhere and searching for something unknown. I think my “aesthetic perception”, if that is what you want to call it, is always evolving.
How is this sense of aesthetics, this aesthetic perception, reflected in your private life?
Agoston: I think that between the two of us, we have a very strong sense of what we see creatively, inspired by each other’s points of views and by our work. Our private life feels like a more intimate extension of that world.
How do you recognize style and class?
Agoston: Having style and class means having a strong sense of self and being an independent spirit. On the fashion side, I would say it means owning a small collection of the perfect essentials that you wear over and over.
What about your personal style? How would you describe that?
Colls: In a nutshell: simple and understated.
Agoston: It’s a mix of the places where I have lived: the streets of New York, classic French effortlessness, easygoing relaxed Aussie style. I also love wearing menswear. And once I’ve found something that feels right, I wear it forever.