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Encounters. Andreea & Simon

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They are two of the most sought-after and best-known models in the world.
Andreea Diaconu and Simon Nessman. The stars of the latest Massimo Dutti Travel to You SS20 campaign share, exclusively with PAPER, some surprising facts about themselves.

Andreea#1

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?

For a while it was my family, then my education, then the people who were important to me, I suppose. And later, having fun. That’s great too.

Simon#1

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?

I think my ultimate aim is to find happiness, which sounds simple, but is actually incredibly complex.

Andreea#2

IS IT TRUE YOU SPEAK 5 LANGUAGES?

Simon#2

YOU ARE THE FOUNDER OF AN ORGANISATION THAT PROMOTES RESEARCH INTO AND EDUCATION ABOUT ECOLOGICAL AND BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

Yes, I’m the founder and director of the Cedar Coast Field Station Society. It’s a great chance to do something that is a real privilege.

Andreea#3

YOU ARE AN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST; HOW DO YOU HELP THE CAUSE?

It depends how you define speak, what I mean is I can get by in several languages. I can speak four languages at the moment. I couldn’t write articles in five languages, but I could understand them; for example, I can have conversations about “polenta” or about “repollo” and so on.

I don’t consider myself an environmental activist and although everything to do with data and graphs is very boring, I try to do my best to explain it to others. In my free time I make really fun graphs. And, well, humans don’t really have the ability to imagine how life will be in 50 years’ time; they can’t think past the next 10 years.

Simon#3

WHAT INSPIRES YOU WHEN PLAYING A PART?

It’s like being transported to somewhere else. Like an out of body experience, and although that might sound really deep, it’s not. What I’m doing is dreaming while awake and I think that works.

Andreea#4

WHAT DO YOU LIKE FROM OUR LIMITED EDITION SS20 COLLECTION FOR WOMEN?

It’s relaxed and elegant and you can just put it on and wear it… It means you’re well-dressed for any occasion. It’s practical and that’s what makes it great. And, it’s beautiful.

Simon#4

WHAT DO YOU LIKE FROM OUR LIMITED EDITION SS20 COLLECTION FOR MEN?

What I like the most is probably the colour palette. They’re really natural, earthy colours. I’m quite into nature myself, I love earthy tones. Some of the colours in this collection are really beautiful.