We talk Twin Peaks & Gucci with the lovely Anton
Hometown: Vetlanda (with it’s flattering 13,000 inhabitants!)
How were you discovered? I was studying in Aix en Provence in France, and had just grown out my hair for the first time in my life. I was on my way to a friend when I got stopped by a scout (who I thought for a long time was going to kidnap me!). I then got signed just before Fashion Week SS16
What were you doing before you were a model?
After graduation I worked for six months at a factory, then took a language course in France
How excited are you to be a part of the Nevs Fam?
Very happy to be a part of Nevs here in London. Everyone seems super nice and helpful!
What makes you tick?
A really good book, or a song that surprises you. Summer road trips, and talking nonsense for hours with friends
What are your super essential items you carry with you to castings?
I always bring headphones and a phone charger!
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Travelling, and meeting new people is a great part of job. Also being a part of the creative process of the designer or team you are working with. With every new collection, you walk into the casting and you have no idea what kind of clothes you might be wearing, or what is going to happen at the next shoot. To me that is really intriguing
What is your most treasured possession?
A chest with old journals, and souvenirs from my childhood
Right now, I think going hiking / camping in the North of Sweden/Norway
I am a big fan of Heidi Slimane, but I also really like Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
Couldn’t live without?
Music, and green tea
Currently on your playlist?
Miles Davis, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, and Axel Boman
What makes you smile?
Most recent purchase?
A black polo shirt from a vintage store
Fave movie of all time?
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, or 2001: A Space Odyssey
Highlight of your career so far?
I would have to say my first campaign with Gucci. I stayed a week in Berlin with a huge production and team. It was not long after I has just started modelling so it felt quite surreal, but a really great experience nonetheless
Kafka On The Shore, by Haruki Murakami
Biggest challenge to date?
I think the constant problem of being indecisive - but I’m not really sure..
Whats your secret to a happy life?
Is there one?
Your mantra is?
It changes about three times every day!
Obsessed with right now?
Sum yourself up in three words;
Daydreamer, Sentimental and Curious
What do you think is the key to a good work / life balance?
Find projects / jobs you love, and you will never have to work, but want to
What talent would you most like to have?
If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?
If Alive, then Bob Dylan. Otherwise, Franz Kafka without a doubt
First thing you would do if you won the lottery?
Buy a new guitar
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself
I lived in Bamako, Mali in West Africa for 5 years when I was a child. My parents worked there with various humanitarian organisations, and I went to an international school
Follow Anton on Instagram: @anton_toftgard