Kevin Kafesu is Head of Strategic Buying and Communication for Norse Projects and store. He is photographed in Copenhagen wearing Court in Sand, suede.
What’s the best thing that’s happened to you today?
Waking up next to my son and girlfriend.
Do you collect anything?
I collect a lot of things, mainly books. I like to keep up with IDEA, Donlon, Dashwood, November books, to mention a few. I am usually trying to score first and signed editions. I wish I started earlier, but I guess it's better late than never; even before having a kid, I wanted to create a book collection that I could pass down. Most of my collection is fashion orientated, but I'm adding more and more art and culture titles. My latest acquisition is a signed copy of Jamie Hawkesworth's the British Isles, and before that, I purchased Stone Island Storia. Additional titles that I've acquired are a few editions of Rin Tanaka's My Freedamn, and those are so good!
Is there anything you're into that might surprise us?
Tumblr! Funny enough, I use this platform as a resource to stay informed of what's happening before it happens in the market. I use it hand in hand with Instagram, and it helps inform my decision making when buying and storytelling. Some might say it's a dead platform, but it's not dead until people stop publishing content.
What are your Top 3 inspirations?
My son, the people around me and nature.
How do you try and be responsible in your work at Norse Projects?
A crucial part of my work as someone who takes responsibility is curating an assortment of products that last a lifetime. I try to encourage responsible consumption. As Dieter Rams said, buy less but better!
Is there a current problem in the world you’d really like to solve?
Naming one is impossible! There are many problems, most of which can't be solved by an individual but by a collective. Like a friend said to me once, be the change you want to see in the world. Through this, I'm trying to be a better individual, caring for the environment, the wellbeing of my peers, trying to educate my son to be a better person, all the small things that add up for a more significant cause. It is essential not to give up and keep on pushing for a better world.
Is there an indulgence you could never give-up?
I'll be honest, I love clothes, and what excited me the most is the story element of a garment, from its conception to its realisation, from fabric choice to trims and construction. Buying and wearing clothes isn't enough; I like to nerd out on the garment itself more than anything.
What was the last song you listened to?
Stepping Razor by Peter Tosh
Tell us about a belief you had early on in life that you now feel different about?
I now live by the notion; if you build it, they will come.
Do you believe in an Afterlife?