Lemkus is gearing up to release their SP ’19 Tracksuit combo this October and this time linking with Nicolas Van Graan (Model, Fashionista & 2019 GQ Best Dressed man 2019) for the lookbook.
In addition to the lookbook, Lemkus had a chat with Nicolas about his love for sneakers, fashion, and his career.
Check out the images below of Nicolas and Jodie in the Lemkus SP ’19 tracksuit combo which will be dropping Saturday, 26th October 2019.
Tracksuits are limited to 25 sets only and are priced at R1099,00.
Tell us about yourself, your career and where it all started.
Nicolas Van Graan: I’d say my career only really started during my 2nd year at Uni. I was studying graphic design at CPUT in town and a graduate from the year before and now close friend of mine Darren Wilson, messaged me on Instagram asking if I’d be interested in being the model in his lookbook for his brand at the time “VNTGE”. I hadn’t thought about it before that but decided to try it not knowing that the lookbook would do so well that family and friends encouraged me to apply to modeling agencies. So I did, and 20 management was the only one that replied to me. Over the past four years I’ve learned to use my Instagram to build relationships with brands and eventually creating content with them. Much like with you guys (Lemkus).
How would you define your style?
Nicolas Van Graan: My style is pretty versatile and mainly depends on what sneakers I’m wearing on the day haha. I’d say I dress cosy, comfort-first but it has to look lekker. If I had to put it into two words I’d say “Juuust Basic”.
Do you dress from the feet up?
Nicolas Van Graan: I definitely dress from the feet up, it’s either all black with loud kicks or the fit has to match the kicks.
How many pairs do you own?
I’m Sitting around the low 50’s region but I’m actually tryna get rid of a lot of stuff.
Top 5 pairs in your rotation?
– Jordan 1 Retro High Court Purple
– Nike Air Trainer Huarache
– Nike x ACW zoom Vomero
– Nike Shox
– Jordan Bred 4s
Top 5 pairs you’d love to own?
– Black G-Unit G6s
– Nike Air Trainer Huarache “Royal Blue ”
– Air Force 1 Low Sheed Varsity Red
– Bred Jordan 1
– George of the Jungle Uptempo
What was your first pair of sneakers you bought at LEMKUS?
The first pair of sneakers I bought at Lemkus was the yellow Golf Le fleurs and I had to get a half size up because it sold so quickly.
Do you deem yourself a sneakerhead?
Whether it be everyday wear, school uniform or sports kit, footwear has always been the most important part of my outfit to me. So in that regard ya I consider myself a “sneakerhead”.
LEMKUS SP ’19 TRACKSUIT
COLOURWAY: Black/Met-Silver (3M detailing)
MATERIAL: Taslon – Waterproof, Wind and abrasion-resistant.
RELEASE DATE: Saturday, 26th October 2019