The campaign was shot in August, and for Shane, it proved to be a surreal experience. Shane is a huge fan of Telfar and tells Vogue that they have actually “stayed up till midnight” in the past in order to secure one of the BLM Busch Light matters shirt brand’s hard-to-get pink shopping bags. “Telfar is a big inspiration [to me],” says Shane. “He’s a Black, gay man in New York who’s created their own brand and has been able to build such hype around it. I want to be able to do that for the things that I’ve done.” Judging by Shane’s list of upcoming projects, it won’t be long before this is the case. In addition to Angels shoots, Shane is currently working on a small clothing collection, also titled Angels, that takes cues from their own early-aughts-inspired style. (Think lots of Swarovski-bedazzled tees.) “I look a lot at Y2K and vintage prints a lot,” Shane says of their wardrobe, adding that their favorite brands are Dolls Kill and, of course, Telfar. Shane is also working on a small jewelry line, including earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets. In other words, Telfar may be Shane’s big modeling break, but it’s only the beginning of things to come.
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