Fashion Creatives – Episode 2: Marco Lepew, Actor, Miami.

Marco is supposed to give a talk on modern luxury. Yet he’d rather be on the beach, alone and without a marching band – a short film.
Text: Aldona Kwiatkowski
Photos: Shelby Duncan
  • Fashion Creatives – Episode 2: Marco Lepew, Actor, Miami.

  • Modern Luxury.

    What does luxury mean to generation Y? Marco Lepew is an entrepreneur, lives in LA and sometimes plays some larger, but most often minor roles in Hollywood films. Together with friends he recently launched the creative collective “I Would Prefer Not To”. Now, at The New York Times International Luxury Conference in Miami, he is supposed to talk about the expectations of a generation of alleged spoiled self-promoters.

    So far, he has given little thought to the message he would like to convey, although he had to submit his talk’s title some weeks ago. He decided to focus on modern luxury – a straight-forward choice hinting at new approaches.

    Modern Luxury.

    Modern Luxury.

    Travel, intellect and gluten-free.

    The night before the conference he finds himself tossing and turning. He sees himself on stage at the Mandarin Oriental, spouting buzzwords like travel, intellect and gluten-free. A hammering sound awakes him: A marching band is playing in his room, but they refuse to help him with his talk. He keeps going through his notes, but nothing makes sense. He remembers Fiona. Yet when he calls her, she no longer communicates directly, but only via her personal assistant who declines to put him through. Instead, he encounters his old schoolmate Kristina. His head bothers him – he would much rather be on the beach. But there is hope for Marco when he gets picked up by a nosy chauffeur from Copenhagen.

    And yes, this story is entirely true, because director Bo Mirosseni imagined it from one end to the other.

    Travelling, intellect and gluten-free.

    Travelling, intellect and gluten-free.

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