A lifelong photography fan, Barcelona-based Spanish content creator Daniel Illescas now puts his talent to work on the go. All year long, he travels around the world in search of real and almost intangible experiences. Between two flights, he takes time out to talk to us about his style and his home.
Cover photo: Daniel is wearing the PADOW shirt in mint and the SPYWOOD baseball cap
What have you learned from your experiences?
I learned to interact with people from other countries, practicing other languages. These experiences have made me mature and become a more and more determined person, meaning that throughout my travels, I have been able to face complicated situations and handle them in the best possible way.
Which trip was your favourite?
This is a question that many people ask me when they meet me, and the truth is that I don’t have a specific answer. Of all my trips, I keep the positive aspects of each of the places I have visited, it is clear that I like some more than others and it is very difficult to choose a specific destination. However, I could say that the continent that has filled me the most has been Africa, I take with me incredible memories and unforgettable trips that will mark me for the rest of my life.
You recently renovated your house in Barcelona. Is it important for you to have your own space?
Of course. My home is a place where I feel good and in peace and I believe that this is essential to lead a healthy life and to be able to give my best in the next trips.
Your wardrobe usually has to fit in one suitcase. What are your essential pieces?
My must-have essentials in my suitcase are: a basic black hooded sweatshirt, comfortable pants, a tank top and a windbreaker.
How would you define your style?
In a few words: comfortable, versatile, neutral, urban and modern. I always try to go with the trend.
What is your favourite piece at American Vintage?
It is very difficult for me to select a specific piece because I love everything from American Vintage – it really suits my style. If I had to choose one garment it would be the PADOW corduroy shirt, because in winter I usually combine it with a sweatshirt underneath and I love the way it looks.
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