In conversation with forever muse Freja Beha Erichsen

To get to know this girl, just look at her limbs. ‘This too shall pass’ is inked on her arm, ‘float’ on her neck, ‘redemption’, ‘serendipity is life’, ‘this world tonight is mine’ – signs of her spirit are found all over. She could be the leader of the pack – if she wanted. Freja Beha Ericksen talks her wardrobe never fails, hiking for fitness and why her mother's cooking is her favourite.

“The biggest thing I’ve learnt working with Médecins Sans Frontières is that you’ve got to try.”

Left: CÉLINE jumper.

Left: ALLUDE top and skirt.
Right: JIL SANDER top and skirt.

Wang made a motorcycle stiletto boot for her, but it’s not for that which she seeks recognition. An active supporter of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Boarders), she keeps her world private, and comes and goes as she pleases. There’s maturity in that, a grounded sophistication. And at our Issue 58 cover shoot we uncovered it, little by little.

My wardrobe consists of ... Mainly black, olive, grey and white. Right now, I’m listening to ... Led Zeppelin III on the record player. I always wanted to ... Visit Bhutan. My mum ... Is the best mum there is. The last book I read was ... War and Peace by Tolstoy.

Left: J.W.ANDERSON jumper; GIVENCHY pants. 
Right: PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE top and jumpsuit.

I feel good when I … Am with my loved ones. I’m most comfortable in ... My favourite pants and shirt. To unwind after a hard day’s work I like to ... Have a good dinner with people I love. I keep fit by ... Hiking. My favourite food is ... My mother’s.

CHANEL dress.

T by ALEXANDER WANG cardigan and skirt.

PHOTOGRAPHY Benny Horne @ Trouble Management
FASHION Gillian Wilkins
MODEL Freja Beha Erichsen @ IMG Models
HAIR James Rowe @ D+V
MAKEUP Gemma Smith-Edhouse @ Total World using M.A.C.
MANICURIST Gina Edwards for Zoya @ Kate Ryan Inc.
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANTS Jake Jones and Michael Marquez