THE MODEL KEISUKE ASANO IS A STAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA. AND NOWADAYS EVERYBODY IS FIGHTING TO HAVE MORE FOLLOWERS AND LIKES. WE ASKED KEISUKE HOW HARD AND BAD SOCIAL MEDIA LIFE CAN BE AND IF WE CAN HAVE A REVOLUTION ON THE FUTURE.
words by KEISUKE ASANO + photographed by BEN LAMBERTY + fashion by NELLY GONÇALVES
“Nowadays, as we all know, social media plays a huge role in many ways. Like using it to share your memories with friends or promote your business. It’s become a great tool for the digital era. However, some people might not be too happy about this whole “internet world.” What I can definitely say is that a lot of things have been made complicated by the improvement of the social media. Honestly, I want this to be changed. I feel like too much is going on in the world of social media. Too many things are getting shared at anytime of day at any place- which I don’t really feel right about because information can change how people look at you or the way you are valued, especially in the fashion industry. Looking like I am doing something “cooler” than other people or sounding like I am on a different level seems to be what catches people’s eyes on social media. And it’s not that hard to make people believe you because you really can fake it. At this time where the world is so saturated with information, being a rebel to me is to keep trying to re-define what I love doing, no matter what.
I think being different, unique and real is being truly a rebel. Not in the way that is competing with someone, but in the way where I can grow and make my own self be better. ”