30 Jun '16, 7pm
"I hate saying that I only shop in the boys section because that shouldn’t even be a thing."
Five years ago, when Swedish model Erika Linder started booking jobs for men’s campaigns, it was headline news. At the time, she was one of the first female models in the mainstream eye to be cast as a male model, and her career took off. Born right outside of Stockholm, Linder has delicate blonde hair and blue eyes, but when she gets in front of the camera, she hunches over with a piercing scowl. For her first gig, she was cast as a young Leonardo DiCaprio , and has gone on to do campaigns for Tom Ford and most recently Louis Vuitton. But in trying to work outside the confines of her female gender identity, Linder would only later find herself boxed into the male pronoun. So, she felt the need for a a change, and has since decided to take up acting. Five years later, the 26-year-old talks about stirring things up and the state of gender politics in fashion.