#008 ☼ The Pink Buzzcut: Evan Mock
☼ Poolsuite Barcelona • Evan Mock • A House in Turkey
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With tasting notes of Hawaii, airline memorabilia, how a skater captured the zeitgeist (and Frank Ocean), a gorgeous Sausalito home, and the latest in audiophile developments.
The good life beckons once more!
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The Pink Buzzcut: Evan Mock
Though Evan Mock may be known most recently for his role portraying Aki Menzies in the Gossip Girl reboot on HBO Max, it was none other than Frank Ocean who initially catapulted the Oahu-born skater and surfer into the spotlight, unbeknownst to Mock at the time who he was speaking to.
Coaxed by artist friend Tom Sachs to say hello to Frank in a video because of his "cool hair", now the quintessentially Evan Mock pink buzzcut, Ocean reposted the video and the rest swiftly became history. Mock woke up with thousands of followers and a warm embrace from the fashion community.
From the tight-knit surf and skate scene in Hawaii, the free-spirited Mock has racked up a host of accolades, from starring in Calvin Klein campaigns to walking for Louis Vuitton and shredding in their first skate shoe to a global partnership with Pandora amongst collaborations with Balmain and photographing Travis Scott's Astroworld tour.
Mock attributes the rigour of his skating roots as one of the reasons why he's able to traverse so many disciplines including acting, modeling, photography and design, having recently launched his own line Wahine, local slang for a girl who skates or surfs. The garments are an homage to Hawaii, particularly its women.
On being effortlessly cool and naturally multidisciplinary, Mock shares that “I feel like skate culture kind of controls every culture. If you think about cool kids, every cool kid is a fucking skater and looks good, it functions as a platform to get into other industries.”
While skating, fashion and acting take current precedence, the future could hold anything for Mock, drawing inspiration and motivation from multiple forms around him.
He explains: "I get inspired pretty easily and I watch a lot of documentaries, a lot of films about people and their lives. So I get inspired to see how hard they work to get where they are now 一 which fires me up to do the things that I do every day and push and I keep working towards a goal, whatever it may be."
In the words of Evan, "Being an icon means creating your own path and sharing it with the world."
EXHIBIT A: Maturo's Lancia Delta Integrale • EXHIBIT B: 1972 Ford Bronco in Green & Cream • EXHIBIT C: 1987 BMW M6
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BARCELONA 🇪🇸 October 1st 2022
Join us for the next in our series of worldwide soirées (see: New York, London, Ibiza). With modern disco legend TENSNAKE, we'll be taking over the Barcelona EDITION, designed by the former co-owner of Studio 64 and "father of boutique hotels" Ian Schrager.
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