Meet the Young Algerian Models Quickly Making Their Mark in Fashion

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Showcasing artisanal tailoring and offbeat patterns, meet an eclectic Algerian cast of new fashion faces.

Nazim Bouaziz

Nazim Bouaziz, Algerian model, Vogue Man Arabia Spring/Summer 2020

Nazim Bouaziz photographed by Rasmus Mogensen for Vogue Man Arabia Spring/Summer 2020. Jacket, Ami; gilet, Vivienne Westwood.

“The most valuable thing I have from my ancestors is their way of thinking – a mix between faith, spirituality, and inner peace. It gives me the strength to always go forward.”

Sami Younis, 21

Sami Younis, Algerian model, Vogue Man Arabia Spring/Summer 2020

Sami Younis photographed by Rasmus Mogensen for Vogue Man Arabia Spring/Summer 2020. Jacket, Balenciaga; shirt, Lanvin; shorts, Christophe Terzian

“When I think of Algeria, I think of pride, rebellion, and strength.”

Sami Younis, Algerian model, Vogue Man Arabia Spring/Summer 2020

Sami Younis photographed by Rasmus Mogensen for Vogue Man Arabia Spring/Summer 2020. Jersey, Lanvin.

Sid Oudainia Beaulieu, 20

Sid Oudainia Beaulieu, Algerian model, Vogue Man Arabia Spring/Summer 2020

Sid Oudainia Beaulieu photographed by Rasmus Mogensen for Vogue Man Arabia Spring/Summer 2020. Trench coat, Faith Connexion; suit, belt, Lanvin.

“I am proud to be born into this cultural mix between Algeria and France. I think that a culture positively develops once it is inspired
by others without losing its own.”

Sid Oudainia Beaulieu, Algerian model, Vogue Man Arabia Spring/Summer 2020

Sid Oudainia Beaulieu photographed by Rasmus Mogensen for Vogue Man Arabia Spring/Summer 2020. Suit, Sean Suen; shirt, sweater, Raf Simons X Fred Perry.

Tak Bengana, 20

Tak Bengana, Algerian model, Vogue Man Arabia Spring/Summer 2020

Tak Bengana photographed by Rasmus Mogensen for Vogue Man Arabia Spring/Summer 2020. Shirt, Charvet.

“Courage, determination, conscientiousness, kindness, acceptance, and benevolence – that’s what I value most about my Algerian heritage from my parents.”

Originally published in Vogue Man Arabia Spring/Summer 2020 issue.

Photography Rasmus Mogensen
Style Audie Umali & Arthur Mayadoux
Hair Massanori Yahiro
Grooming Mayu Morimoto
Set design Daniel Adric
Models Sid Oudainia Beaulieu at IMG Paris, Sami Younis at Success, Nazim Bouaziz at Success, Tak Bengana at Rock Men

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