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American Vintage travels the world to meet its ambassadors, and discover their inspirations, style and passions.

Today, we’re on our way for an aerial encounter with a movement artist, a well-balanced break with a yoga teacher, a tour of Berlin with a model born and bred in the city, a style conversation with an English podcaster and model, an aesthetic stroll with a content creator in Singapore and a fashion interview with New York's most influential consultant.




Xuan LanXuan Lan




Meditation session with @xuanlanyoga

For nearly 20 years, Xuan Lan has been teaching yoga through both classes and videos on YouTube and Instagram, in a lifestyle that combines balance and harmony, just like her discipline.

AMV
What’s your morning routine to start your day on the right foot?

Xuan Lan
As soon as I get out of bed, I drink water and then meditate for 15 minutes. At breakfast, I talk with my partner and only then do I check my messages. It’s a routine that helps me maintain maximum stability.

AMV
What kinds of yoga clothes do you go for?

Xuan Lan
I know exactly what I’m looking for in terms of fabric and cut for a comfortable and attractive outfit. My essentials include leggings, a sports bra and tank top, often in solid dark colours.

AMV
What’s your style philosophy?

Xuan Lan
Comfortable and elegant, timeless with a feminine touch, quite similar to American Vintage essentials. I like comfortable trousers with a flared cut, or joggers and cotton T-shirts. I love the range of colours and materials from AMV for everyday.

Hotel : Sir Victor Hotel
Photographer : Gerard Estadella

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Mathieu ForgetMathieu Forget




In the air with @forgetmat

Former tennis player, Mathieu Forget, has switched to a discipline that’s every bit as physically demanding, combining dance, capoeira and gymnastics to create gravity-defying moves.

AMV
What does it mean to be a movement artist?

Mathieu
My work is all about movement, combined with visual creation and artistic direction. Capturing that moment of levitation where I’m eternally suspended in the air can only be done in photos.

AMV
How does it feel when you’re in the air?

Mathieu
It’s kind of where I feel the best. I’m immersed in the performance and in the show. In that fleeting moment, I’m giving it my all, focused on getting the right photo. I’ll do 10, 20, 50 jumps, one after the other... those are the most intense moments.

AMV
How do you adapt your style for movement and everyday life?

Mathieu
I prefer simplicity and comfort in both cases. I often go for pieces that are simple and well-designed, with a touch of elegance and athleisure. As long as an outfit is flexible enough, I can move in it. That’s what I like about American Vintage.

AMV
What American Vintage pieces have made their way into your performances?

Mathieu
I love the elegance and easy movement of the Nakstonville suit. It’s comfortable and well-balanced, with a straight cut that has just the right amount of structure.

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Leonie JungLeonie Jung




Style lessons from @nickwooster

Nickelson Wooster is a style and retail consultant from New York. He has been working in the world of fashion for over 30 years and knows everything there is to know about men’s fashion. He gives us the lowdown on looking sharp.

AMV
What does a fashion consultant do every day?

Nickelson
As a freelancer, I work on several projects at the same time, from mentoring to consulting for brands. I'm travelling less, but I work out in the morning before connecting to Zoom.

AMV
What items will you still be wearing in 10 years’ time?

Nickelson
I’ve had my cashmere and merino sweaters, shirts, pea coats and brogues for nearly 40 years, and I count on keeping them. And now I'd include my sweatshirts, because we’ve learned how important comfort is through the pandemic.

AMV
What colours are you into for this spring?

Nickelson
Blue, yellow, army green and lavender, to get me in a good mood.

AMV
What’s your favourite American Vintage look?

Nickelson
A cotton hoodie paired with cotton trousers. I also really like the long coats, because they keep things fresh.

Photographer : Tokio Kuniyoshi

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Gillian SngGillian Sng




The arty style of @gilliansng

As a content creator, Gillian captures moments of life in Singapore, where she lives. We set out to discover her world, combining a polished aesthetic and soothing atmosphere.

AMV
Describe your style in three words

Gillian Sng
Simple, fresh and casual.

AMV
What inspires your day-to-day looks?

Gillian Sng
Life! I love the fact that it’s free and ever-changing. In the same way, I can choose to dress differently or exactly the same from day to day.

AMV
What’s your night-time ritual?

Gillian Sng
A bit of lo-fi music to slow things down, my skincare routine and generally taking time for myself.

AMV
What’s your go-to summer outfit?

Gillian Sng
I can already see myself by the sea, with an American Vintage Fizvalley tank top, perfect for the tropical heat of Singapore, and the Busborow jean jacket for rainy days.


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Grace McGovernGrace McGovern




From runway shows to podcasting with @gracemcgovern

As a British model by day and a self-taught podcaster between photo shoots, Grace McGovern shares her fresh and assertive style between fashion jobs on the streets of England.

AMV
What’s your everyday style philosophy?

Grace Mc Govern
Be confident in yourself and your clothes, and don’t care about what other people think!

AMV
What’s the key to a good loungewear look?

Grace Mc Govern
It’s all about comfort, because I spend a lot of time at home. I like pairing something oversized with a tight piece for a casual yet well put together look!

AMV
What essentials do you pull out each summer?

Grace Mc Govern
I always go back to my plain T-shirts and bodysuits paired with jeans, and I’m ready to go!

AMV
What American Vintage piece captures your current mood?

Grace Mc Govern
The Feryway sweatshirt paired with the Tadbowen joggers in chrysalid green. I like combining pieces with comfort and intense colour. Right now, I’m loving the colour green, paired with a bit of pink for a fresh touch.


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Lele BerlinLele Berlin




Living it up in berlin with @leleberlin

As a model, influencer, and content creator, Lele has a lot to juggle between photo shoots. We followed her round her hometown of Berlin, which is her constant source of inspiration.

AMV
How do you find your style?

Lele Berlin
It’s a natural and organic process. I go through different phases and styles that I’m still exploring. The most important thing is to stay true to myself and keep comfort in mind. I’ve been mixing masculine and feminine, vintage and modern pieces for a while.

AMV
What are your favourite neighbourhoods in Berlin?

Lele Berlin
I love my neighbourhood, Prenzlauer Berg, Schlesi and Tempelhofer Feld Park. I love this city because you always find new spots and new people. Its multiple facets are what make it so great.

AMV
What’s your clothing colour palette?

Lele Berlin
I stick to basics with black, white and beige, and a touch of green or purple, depending on how I feel.

AMV
What’s the spring must-have that goes everywhere with you?

Lele Berlin
Definitely the Zalirow jacket in lime green, which is versatile and goes with everything. I like adding a touch of colour in the spring, combining it with different designs, from ultra chic to super chill.


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