We had a chat with Cem, one of our models and ambassadors. Cem is one of the first ones to be part of the project.
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Who are you?
My name is Cem Yazirlioglu, I am 29 years old, 1.38 m tall and I was born in Berlin. I work for one of the largest health insurance companies in Germany (AOK. At the weekend I am Germany's smallest football referee in Berlin district league.
What does fashion mean to you?Fashion means everything that is customary and popular at a particular time and to wear creative clothes. Fashion is never final and always changing.
How do clothes affect your everyday life?
Being well dressed is very important for me. One shows the well-being about the clothes to the outside which is important in my profession.
AUF AUGENHOEHE has occupied a large area in my heart. When I am convinced about something, I do it gladly and with enthusiasm. This makes my relationship with the label a very special one. AUF AUGENHOEHE is like my baby who was just born. I work passionately with the team to be successful.
I did not think so much about the phrase "Auf Augenhoehe" (EN: to be at eye level ) in the past. But since the label exists, I always have to think about the philosophy of the brand as soon as "Auf Augenhoehe" is mentioned.
What does AUF AUGENHOEHE mean to you?
What are your life essentials – What do you carry with you at all time?
I do not take so much with me in everyday life. That's why it´s easy: headphones for my cell phone, my mobile phone and my wallet. In winter i also bring the beanie and sometimes my gloves with me!
Who are the most influential persons in your life?Being a family man, the family comes first. My parents and of course my grandmother, who has a very special place in my life. Then my aunts and uncles etc. And of course my friends for life.
Who / what inspires you?
I am inspired by people. In a capital like Berlin you meet new people frequently. I am happy to live in a big city. I don’t attract attention as a Little Person. In a village it would probably be different. That's exactly what I love about Berlin and big cities. It is so diverse and rich in various rhythms and structures.
Photography: Josef Wolfgang Ohlert