Photographer: Yuan @ Trunk Studio, Talent: Xander Zhou

Desi Lazarova: What's your cocktail of choice?

Xander Zhou: Old Fashioned.

DL: How do you balance work with home life?

XZ: Actually, it is very hard to balance. I always have to remind myself that I should stop working once I get home after a long day at my studio. I always promise myself a long holiday in which I don't have to do any work, but it never really works out that way.

DL: Your house is burning down, what do you grab?

XZ: My laptop and external hard drive.

DL: Most influential moment in your life?

XZ: It is too early to say.

DL: Who would you say knows you best?

XZ: My boyfriend.

DL: What motivates you?

XZ: Old friendships and potential new friends.

DL: Favourite artist?

XZ: Cai Guo-Qiang.

DL: Personal hero/inspiration?

XZ: Young men and their lifestyles.

Words and Styling: Desi Lazarova

Photography: Jack Clark

Model: Fionn @ Supa Model Management  

Hair: FUMI using Bumble and Bumble

Make-Up: Nobuko Maekawa

Photography Assistants: Jack Johnson & James Newlands

Styling Assistant: Shola Branson