Paris is a city riddled with relics of bygone days. While walking down well-trodden boulevards, it’s easy to see how history’s greatest artists found solace by simply strolling. In these moments – tracing the footsteps of Picasso in Montmartre, or winding our way through Belleville – we rediscovered that feeling of endless discovery that only Paris can induce.
The range of featured talent is diverse, but all of them have one thing in common: a passion for letting their feet guide them through the city. In our cover story, fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac explains how he never feels alone while walking through Paris – he’s always surrounded by ghosts. For emerging artist Smäil Kanouté, sitting on the steps of Sacré- Cœur in the early morning is a favoured ritual. As discovered in our interview with street artist Kashink, home is where you make it (and it’s a bonus if it includes croissants from Le Triomphe bakery.)