The fresh face takes Document behind the scenes at Louis Vuitton, divulging this season’s best looks and best catering
Since jump-starting his career in 2020, model Adamu Bulus has secured his place as one of the industry’s fastest-rising talents. A returning face at Louis Vuitton, he’s walked for DIOR, Moncler, Versace, and Jil Sander—posing editorially for Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Numéro, and Hunger Magazine (and earning a nomination for Models.com’s Breakout Star) along the way. A pandemic-induced hiatus barely slowed Bulus down. “Everything’s picking up, thanks to me, my agencies worldwide, my casting directors, and clients I’ve worked with,” he tells Document, mid Paris Men’s Fashion Week. “I had an amazing year, and I believe I’ll keep breaking new ground.”
It’s a busy stretch for anyone in the fashion world, but for models, perhaps, most of all. Between castings, fittings, shows, and endless parties, Bulus found the time to chronicle his work week—divulging its best and most trying moments, his dream collaborations, and his favorite looks from the Fall/Winter 2023 season.
Document Journal: Walk me through a day-in-the-life at Fashion Week.
Adamu Bulus: It’s a full-body workout, moving from castings to fittings—and then come the shows and the parties. It can be the busiest and most interesting time for a model.
Document: How was the energy at the Louis Vuitton show?
Adamu: Louis Vuitton is always so beautiful. From the collection itself to the runway set, awe-inspiring. It’s always so blissful to walk LV. It never gets old.
Document: Any piece from the show you’d like to take home off the rack?
Adamu: The Louis Vuitton basket trainers, and this metallic varsity jacket.
Document: Your dream label to collaborate with?
Document: Your favorite historical runway moment?
Adamu: When Kendrick Lamar complimented me, while performing at Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2023.
Document: What’s the best part of working Fashion Week? The worst part?
Adamu: The best thing would be the catwalk moment, and meeting people. The worst is running around in the cold weather.
Document: Paris, Milan, or New York?
Document: Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter collections?
Document: Which show has had the best backstage catering backstage?
Adamu: Labrum. My first time having African food backstage—jollof rice, sweet balls. It was so good.
Document: How are you planning to recharge, once you get home?
Adamu: I’ll be going horseback riding at the beach, seeing the sun set, and spending some time with family.