Inside the suitcase of … the outgoing model Dody Osasumwen

This 23-year-old Dutch-Nigerian model knows what he likes: A24 films (such as Waves), music by Frank Ocean, fashion … and travel. Here’s a look inside his suitcase.

In the photos, Dody is wearing the KABIRD shirt in leaven and KABIRD trousers in leaven. 

Do you travel with a suitcase or a backpack?
A suitcase. I got a new one recently. I like them to be really sturdy, because I can be a bit clumsy!

What are your go-to travel pieces? 
Generally, I like to take linen trousers and a short- or long-sleeve button-up shirt.

Do you prepare your outfits in advance or do you prefer to improvise once you arrive?
Honestly, I tend to improvise. I often start with a piece that I really want to wear and then I take it from there. However, I always prepare my suitcase in advance, because I’m afraid I’ll forget something!

What’s your airplane outfit?
Joggers, a white T-shirt and a cardigan.

What are your favourite American Vintage travel pieces?
My favourite American Vintage cardigan, which I love to keep with me when I travel. I recently found a pastel green ensemble, which has become my favourite. I think this brand has something for everyone. I especially like how they work with colours.

Do you have any tips to beat jet lag?
Coffee (laughs).

What was the last trip you took?
I went to Puglia in Italy. And I’m about to go to Innsbruck in Austria.

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