Whitewall Summer issue Cover Story: Ben Gorham
"The Byredo Founder Finds Authenticity in a multitude of cultures"
Since discovering the unique smell and transformative qualities of Gypsy Water at Barneys in 2012 we have followed the curious work of Ben Gorham's BYREDO.
That same year, he collaborated with Inez & Vinoodh on the now iconic 1996 eau de parfum, inspired by photography duo's "Kirsten" image (which graced the front of the bottle's box). We met again recently, finally having the chance to talk in depth to create our summer 2019 cover story.
We captured Gorham in Stockholm near his home, a place that continues to provide inspiration for his creative process. BYREDO has become a multifaceted lifestyle brand offering fragrances, leather goods, and now apparel and sneakers.
Aside from an enviable raw talent, what drives Gorham is a commitment to sustainable technology and multicultural design, which made him a perfect fit for the cover of our annual Impact Issue.
Photo by Fredrik Skogkvist.
@bengorham @officialbyredo @ Stockholm, Sweden