Fashion / The Face

Franzi Frings

Stereo Total’s Relax Baby Be Cool might be the song that always gets her dancing, but it could also double down as a personal mantra for our July Face, Franzi Frings. The Berlin-based model has walked for Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens and Loewe, but it’s this Capricorn’s serene creative spirit that has us all caught up.

STELLA MCCARTNEY jacket; SONIA RYKIEL dress; ALIGHIERI earring.

“My perfect day would be travelling with a VW Bulli – you can sleep wherever you want.”

Frings spent her formative years with her family in Düsseldorf, and was first scouted at an airport during her high school years – though it wasn’t until she’d finished her studies that she decided to pursue it professionally. “For [my family] it was really important to finish school first before I started with modelling. Of course that was a good decision, from thereon they supported me in everything.”

STELLA MCCARTNEY INTIMATES bodysuit; ACNE STUDIOS pants; LAURENCE DACADE shoes; DELFINA DELETTREZ earring.

“[My home is] Berlin; I’ve lived here for many years. The city is changing, as all the cool places do, but I feel peaceful and free here.”

PRADA cardigan; GUCCI pants.

When Frings isn’t in front of the lens, she’s busy working behind it. Having juggled her modelling career with a degree in photography, she admits “it wasn’t easy to balance university (photography) and modelling at the same time,” but this hasn’t deterred her from continuing to channel her off-duty time into on projects that incorporate her artistic passions. “I’m really looking forward to having the project done that I’m recently working on, it involves photography and sculptures … [In the future I wish] for the freedom to do my art.”

BALENCIAGA top, pantashoes and scarf.
CREATURES OF THE WIND jacket; 3.1 PHILLIP LIM top and pants; LE MONDE BERYL shoes.

“I just found a little atelier where I go and paint and read and edit my photography. This is heaven for me to be surrounded by my books, paintings, photos and listen to the radio …”

CREATURES OF THE WIND jacket; 3.1 PHILLIP LIM top and pants; LE MONDE BERYL shoes.

PHOTOGRAPHY James Nelson
FASHION Anna Foster
MODEL Franzi @ The Hive Management
HAIR Peter Lux @ The Wall Group using Moroccanoil
MAKEUP Bunny Hazel Clarke using Bobbi Brown
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT David Wade
STYLIST’S ASSISTANTS Amy Ryall and Alexandra Vilcov