MARCO HERPICH

MEET MARCO, THE FACE OF THE BROADWAY NYC FASHION MAN’S COLLECTION. FIND OUT ABOUT THE FELLOW BEHIND THE COOL CAMPAIGN MODEL, WHO IS EXTREMELY FRIENDLY AND DOWN-TO-EARTH.

TODAY WE’RE SHOOTING THE BROADWAY NYC FASHION WINTER LOOKBOOK. WHICH STYLES DO YOU LIKE BEST?
So far, I like them all (laughs). I like casual outfits that can be combined easily. I love the blazer with the college collar, it’s both smart and casual at the same time. BROADWAY NYC FASHION MAN trousers always have the perfect fit, too. My favourite piece has to be the washed-out anthracite denims. And the duffle coat – it’s both classic and stylish. Just what I need!

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE WINTER TRENDS?
I like casual and easygoing and I think the new bomber and college jackets will probably suit me fine. I’m going to try combining them with jeans and sneaker boots.

YOU LIVE IN ST. GALLEN, IN SWITZERLAND – WILL YOU GIVE US SOME OF YOUR PERSONAL HOTSPOTS AND INSIDER’S TIPS?
I’ve lived there for 5 years because my partner is Swiss. The landscape in Switzerland is ideal for hiking in the mountains and that’s how I unwind. On the other hand, Zurich is not too far away. I often go there to get my kicks, the music scene there is amazing and very diverse. I like going to the city’s house clubs.

ALTHOUGH YOU’RE FAIRLY UNCOMPLICATED AND SPONTANEOUS, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN’T DO WITHOUT?
Yes, definitely. My sports gear, I always take that with me. Tees and longsleeves, in all variations, destroyed-look denims, sneakers, my smartphone, and I’m ready to go.

AS A SOUGHT-AFTER MODEL, YOU’RE ALWAYS TRAVELING ALL OVER THE WORLD, IS THERE ANYWHERE YOU PARTICULARLY LIKE GOING?
Yes! It has to be Cape Town. It’s such an exciting city, so full of contrasts and I like the nature and the people, the weather and the sports culture that’s a bit like Los Angeles. There are many so pristine spots and each time I’m booked for a job out there, I get really excited.

YOU’RE VERY ATHLETIC. HOW DO YOU EXERCISE AND DO YOU STICK TO A DIET TO KEEP FIT?
I do a lot of weights and I’ve been playing football since I was a kid, so that’s a good combination. There’s no specific diet, I just watch my calorie intake, stick to natural foods and eat a lot of fruit and veg.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT IN FRONT OF A CAMERA? WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN A COUPLE OF YEARS?
For the past 10 years, I’ve mainly been working as a model, but I also consistently kept up with my studies. Since I graduated in business information systems, I’ve been working in the SAP department of a large company. Although it’s actually a full-time job, it leaves me time to work as a model and travel. I’m very grateful for the freedom I have and want everything to stay the way it is.

WHAT DO YOU ESPECIALLY LIKE ABOUT THE WINTER?
I’ve been skiing since I was a kid and snowboarding for the past 9 years. Every year, I book a cabin in the Dolomites with my friends. We’re going again in February – for me, that’s the winter’s highlight!