JOSEPH MEETS // BIBI BORTHWICK



To New York, via the Gagosian, Brooklyn and JOSEPH Madison Avenue,
photographer Bibi Borthwick gives us an insight into her former stomping ground.



Morning routine?
I love waking up quite early and walking across the Brooklyn Bridge a few times, its nice exercise to be outside and as I'm not in New York as often as I was when I lived here it's really nice to take it all in. On my way back from doing the bridge which is usually 7 miles or so I stop at juice press and get a smoothie on the way home before starting my day.

Favourite gallery?
The Gladstone and The Gagosian gallery.

Off the radar? (Your secret spot)
If I told you it wouldn't be a secret anymore...! There's a restaurant uptown I love called Sette Mezzo where my grandmother and I always go together and I love the park alongside the BQE (Brooklyn-Queens Expressway).



Brooklyn Bridge

Photography. Where did it start for you?
My dad's a photographer (Mark Borthwick), so I grew up observing him. I always loved taking pictures but it wasn't until I was in Africa with my dad about 10 years ago, being there amongst the culture, that I really felt inspired. From there I got into the habit of photographically documenting things which inspired me or I found beautiful or even ugly, it all happened quite organically which is really nice.


What's your everyday uniform?
I'm quite simple I either wear jeans, trainers and a t-shirt or some sort of silk shirt. There are few brands that have existed for as long as JOSEPH that are able to maintain a constancy and I respect that so much - also my mother used to design for JOSEPH probably 20 or more years ago so that's quite special for me too!!

Bibi's PICKS //
1) Loop Back Knot Sweater
2) Matt Silk Alto Dress
3) Silk Poplin Kurt Blouse
4) Super 100 Ben Trouser
5) Transparent Knit Top

@bibicornejoborthwick




Best place to eat?
I love Il Buco in Soho

Bar?
Hmmm...I'm not a big bar person, I would rather be outside or in someone's home but I do love the outdoor area of the Bowery.

Where do you relax?
My parents have a beautiful home in Cobbil Hill, Brooklyn - I love being there with them...



Trip to Africa


Gagosian Exhibition

What are you working on at the moment?
I'm working on a body of personal work which I'm really excited about and a few great editorials for the Fall. I'm also spending more and more time in Europe, working with my dad on Balenciaga (Mark Borthwick has recently been appointed Artistic Director) which has been a really great experience and is exciting to be a part of.


JOSEPH Madison Avenue




JOSEPH MEETS // BIBI BORTHWICK



To New York, via the Gagosian, Brooklyn and JOSEPH Madison Avenue, photographer
Bibi Borthwick gives us an insight into her former stomping ground.



Morning routine?
I love waking up quite early and walking across the Brooklyn Bridge a few times, its nice exercise to be outside and as I'm not in New York as often as I was when I lived here it's really nice to take it all in. On my way back from doing the bridge which is usually 7 miles or so I stop at juice press and get a smoothie on the way home before starting my day.

Favourite gallery?
The Gladstone and The Gagosian gallery.

Off the radar? (Your secret spot)
If I told you it wouldn't be a secret anymore...! There's a restaurant uptown I love called Sette Mezzo where my grandmother and I always go together and I love the park alongside the BQE (Brooklyn-Queens Expressway).



Brooklyn Bridge

Photography.
Where did it start for you?

My dad's a photographer, so I grew up observing him. I always loved taking pictures but it wasn't until I was in Africa with my dad about 10 years ago, being there amongst the culture that I began to feel inspired. From there I got into the habit of photographically documenting things which inspired me or I found beautiful or even ugly, it all happened quite organically which is really nice.


What's your everyday uniform?
I'm quite simple, I either wear jeans, trainers and a t-shirt or some sort of silk shirt. There are few brands that have existed for as long as JOSEPH that are able to maintain a constancy and I respect that so much - also my mother used to design for JOSEPH probably 20 or more years ago so that's quite special for me too!!

Bibi's PICKS //
1) Loop Back Knot Sweater
2) Matt Silk Alto Dress
3) Silk Poplin Kurt Blouse
4) Super 100 Ben Trouser
5) Transparent Knit Top




Best place to eat?
I love Il Buco in Soho

Bar?
Hmmm...I'm not a big bar person, I would rather be outside or in someone's home but I do love the outdoor area of the Bowery.

Where do you relax?
My parents have a beautiful home in Cobbil Hill, Brooklyn - I love being there with them...



Trip to Africa



Gagosian Exhibition

What are you working on at the moment?
I'm working on a body of some personal work which I'm really excited about and some great editorials for Fall. I'm also spending more and more time in Europe, working with my dad on Balenciaga (Mark Borthwick has recently been appointed Artistic Director there) which has been a really great experience and quite exciting to be a part of.


JOSEPH Madison Avenue