PRIM PATNASIRI TALKS POLITICS, RACE, & MENTAL HEALTH IN A HIGH SNOBIETY EXCLUSIVE / by Michael Seifert

High Snobiety sits down with our 'oriental pearl' Prim Patnasiri who proves that beauty & brains still exist in the modeling industry today.

"We cast Prim to be one of the few womenswear models in the men's shows in January – her look became one of the most iconic of our season. Interested in work behind the camera, Prim is also inquisitive and informed, planning to direct her own work in the coming years. Constantly questioning how we receive and perceive information, we look forward seeing her own work very soon…" - High Snobiety

Prim furthermore discusses: "One thing I am noticing is the selective coverage of media and how it only portrays what sells and not what matters, for example, the war in Syria. Trump is causing a lot of controversies right now which gets so much attention but still, no one seems to know what to do about the bombing and killings in Syria…"

When asked about the future of fashion, Prim had much on her mind. "I think the future of fashion will incorporate more gender-neutral concepts since there has been a large movement recently that encourages people to consider a person’s gender on a spectrum rather than through defined labels," she states.

"I'm also fascinated by Bhutan because it is a country that doesn’t use modernization and technology to influence their country.  Their way of life has not changed in years – it's also interesting that they limit the number of people who can visit their country," she expresses. 

Finally, Prim shares how everything seems to be built to make life more convenient for people. "For example, if you want to watch live jazz music you can just do that on youtube. You don’t need to travel all the way to a jazz bar to do that. Getting out of your comfort zone and actually doing things, in reality, is a much better way to create experiences in life," Prim says.

Prim is lensed by Daniel Fraser with art direction by Atip W & video chats by Oliver Boo.

Keep up with Prim on social media here: @primpatnasiri for the latest happenings!