Bakar and Jack Laver join F is for… FENDI for a rooftop performance in Rome.
F is for… Freaks. Fulgore. Faces. Freedom. Fearless.
Championing the pioneers and creatives of fashion and culture, the F is for… FENDI platform has brought together countless individuals celebrating the spirit, community and Italian values of the brand.
For their latest venture, F is for… FENDI recruited London musicians Bakar and Jack Laver – two individuals who embody its principles – to take part in the initiative with a rooftop performance at Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, Rome.
Dressed in the FENDI SS19 Men’s Collection, Camden musician Bakar and multi-instrumentalist Laver freestyled to “Million Miles”, bringing a London edge to a classic Italian venue. We spoke to both about how they met, teaming up with the brand, and everything else they’re up to right now…
What came first, guitar or modeling?
Guitar came a long time before; my dad taught me my first chord when I was six or seven.
Tell us how you met Bakar.
I met Bakar at a show in London a few years back, before all the music stuff began for him.
How does it feel to be in Rome?
It feels amazing to be here in Rome. It’s my first time and the history here is immense.
We saw you in London, now here in Rome. What came in-between?
I’ve been working on printmaking, making etchings and screen-prints. And I just came off tour with Bakar and The Badkids.
What’s your next project?
Many more prints and paintings, and working on Bakar’s new album with the rest of the band.
When did you know that you were going to pursue music as a career?
I would say 2 years ago, only after I made big dreams about it!
Who is your inspiration musically?
I have so many. I always struggle to answer this question because I always leave people out. But anyone from Lily Allen, Foals, the Gorillas were a big influence on me. The Streets and Mike Skinner as well.
What would you say your ‘big dream’ is?
My big dream is to have the number one album in the country.
What is your number one go to when it comes to Italian food?
Chicken parmigiana, and meatballs. You know what, I have always been in search of the perfect margarita pizza, so everywhere I go I just try and find the best margarita pizza…