At Home With Kylian Mbappé

The soccer world champion returns to Bondy for HYPEBEAST France’s first digital cover.

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For Kylian Mbappé, FIFA World Cup champion, Nike ambassador, and all-around one of the world’s leading athletes, everything started in Bondy. “My style I get from here, all my abilities, this is where I developed them,” the rising soccer star tells HYPEBEAST France. Mbappé grew up in the suburb, or banlieue as they’re known in France, northeast of Paris, where he took his first foray into the sport. “My first steps as a footballer, I took them here, on this field, where I left part of myself,” he explains.

But Mbappé is not the only talent to come out of Bondy. HYPEBEAST France also profiled four young creatives from the suburb – 13-year-old soccer player Ibrahim Fonba, 15-year-old skating champion Morgane Machado, 19-year-old photographer Nicolas Yoka Bikoko and 23-year-old aspiring director Jasmin Nahar.

Along with Mbappé, those four represent the future of France’s creative and athletic fields. “If those ‘dreamers’ learn in time that hard work is the key to achieving their goals, then no one will be able to stop them.” For the full cover story with Mbappé and the rising stars of Bondy, head over to HYPEBEAST France.

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@k.mbappe inaugure notre première Digitale Cover. Et c’est chez lui à Bondy que nous avons retrouvé la star des terrains. Né en 98 année de la Coupe du monde, dans une des banlieues les plus connues de France dans le 93. À croire que ces deux numéros complémentaires ont assuré un loto gagnant à celui qui ne cesse d’écrire l’histoire à chaque but marqué, chaque sortie médiatique – “si je devais choisir entre Messi et Ronaldo dans mon équipe je me mettrais sur le banc pour que les deux puissent jouer”. Mais un peu comme bébé dans Dirty Dancing, on ne laisse pas le kid de Bondy dans un coin. On l’installe là, au milieu de la pelouse. Récit et photos à retrouver via le lien dans la bio. Crédit photo : Nicolas Yoka Bikoko/HYPEBEAST FRANCE.

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Hypebeast Fr
Videographer
Luke Smits D.o.p : Keanu Haumahu, Editing : Julius Ignacio, Quentin Larcher
Art Direction
Hanadi Mostefa
Interviewer
Hanadi Mostefa, Léo Vanpoulle
Photographer
Nicolas Yoka Bikoko, Julien Lienard
Photography Assistant
Pa Mulier
Lighting/Tech
Noa Dorbeau, Remi Sourice
Stylist
Louis Battisteli/09h29 Artspacestudio
Location
Bondy

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