Les Twins Front Diesel's "Only The Brave Street"

Les Twins Front Diesel's "Only The Brave Street"

The dynamic twin duo chats with VMAN about being the faces of Diesel's new fragrance "Only The Brave Street", street culture, and what the future holds for both their craft and those embarking on a comeup. Read our exclusive interview with Les Twins!

The dynamic twin duo chats with VMAN about being the faces of Diesel's new fragrance "Only The Brave Street", street culture, and what the future holds for both their craft and those embarking on a comeup. Read our exclusive interview with Les Twins!

Text: AJ Longabaugh

How does “street culture” influence your craft?

You can say street culture helped bring our craft to life. Obviously we were born with this gift from God, but it was street culture that first allowed us to express it and share it with the world. We were dancing on the streets of Paris long before anyone knew our names. 

Have you both always wanted to create work together? 

Whether we wanted to or not, that was our destiny, you know? 

Laurent: I always knew we were supposed to dance. Larry stayed in school and got a job in a restaurant.

Larry: To make my mom happy... She didn’t want us dancing in the streets 

Laurent: I knew Larry didn’t belong in a restaurant, so long story short, I went into Larry’s job and got him fired. We had no time to waste. 

Larry: He knew we were meant to dance, he knew that what we had was different, and we both knew we were given this gift for bigger things. The street is where it started, but that’s not where it would end. 

When creating and collaborating, how does your  processes differ from one another? 

Laurent: Although our process for creating is usually completely different, it’s oddly similar at the same time, if that makes sense. 

Larry: It really depends on what we’re creating... dance, music, fashion... Most of the time we are Building off one another. Sometimes fighting... but that’s what makes us so good at what we do. I’m just trying to be better than him and he’s trying to be better than me. 

What are your hopes for the future of dance? 

Not so much for dance... but for dancers to understand they are bigger than just dance. Dance is just the beginning... as a dancer you are an athlete, an actor, a fashion designer, a trendsetter; you are an artist. I think dance is an under-appreciated art form that should finally be brought into the light.

What characteristics of this new fragrance do you see in yourselves?

Only the Brave Street expresses what it means to be brave: to start from scratch, to dare, to dream and to keep on going. To express yourself without limits and make the street your own stage. In a way, the fragrance tells our story.

What are some words of advice you can give to individuals who feel like they are starting from the bottom?

It doesn’t have anything to do with where you start from ... all that truly matters is where you see yourself in the future. There are no limits, no rules. Nothing can stop you but you. Keep your vision clear, never doubt yourself. Work hard to ensure your success. Keep your mind right. 

Credits: IMAGES COURTESY OF DIESEL

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