Finn Diesel has a foot on both sides of the Atlantic, repping London label/movement PC Music in the UK, and New Yorks DIS Magazine (as their Music Editor) in the US, as well as hosting a monthly DIS radio show on Rinse FM.
His look has seen him catch the eye of designers such as Marquez Almeida, (casted in their S/S15 presentation) and Kiko Kostadinov, as well, inevitably, as LOGO Magazine – inviting him to be the subject of our latest Style Profile’s feature. Shot here by LOGO’s Hannah Diamond, we also chatted to him about BFFS, fave places to shop and the songs that changed his life.
What’s your star sign?
Who is your best friend and how did you meet?
A. G. Cook! We met at school while he was working on a school newsletter called CRAB with Danny L Harle. It was full of pranks. I would also consider GFOTY one of my best friends – I met her at school, too.
Which song has changed your life the most & why?
There are pivotal moments. Aaron Carter’s “Crush On You” and “Surfin’ USA” covers definitely taught me how to obsess over a popstar. Usher’s “U Remind Me” got me to start purchasing music for the first time – although that didn’t last long. I had my first crush on a girl when Mario Winans “I Don’t Wanna Know” came out – that didn’t last either. But Lil B’s music has definitely had the most impact on me. He takes the idea of Hip Hop being a radical postmodern art form to its logical extreme at all times. “Life’s Zombies” and “I’m Heem” definitely changed my life early on.
Turn up or turn down?
Favourite place to shop?
Opening Ceremony on Howard Street in New York and DSMNY, duh. I like seeing friendly faces. The staff are really weak in the London stores.
Shouts out to Shayne. I really represent for HBA because it’s very important to put on for being gay. Most designers shy away from it for fear that it’s not masculine enough. I really hate that. In terms of classics it has to be Comme and Margiela. And right now I love Martine Rose and Tigran Avetisyan. Then of course I have to say DISown!
Favourite city & why?
New York. Because my boyfriend lives there.
Instagram or tumblr?
I love Instagram. But they’ve just introduced ads, so I’m kinda like FOH with that.
Favourite person to follow that you don’t know irl?
Generally I only follow people I know, but I just started following Bjarne Melgaard and that was not a mistake. Simon de Pury maybe as well. His bio “auctioneer art dealer artist dj” is very aspirational.
Finn’s latest Rinse FM show:
Photos by Hannah Diamond
Finn Wears: Kiko Kostadinov, Martine Rose, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Marquez Almeida, and Dickies. All clothes models own.
Finn DJ’s LOVERBOY at Vogue Fabrics this Saturday