“Hugo is extremely passionate about each piece of work and every move he makes is very intentional,” writes Bella Hadid, a repeat collaborator, over email. “We work well because I always know that he and I can be mega creative and create a piece of art together. Hugo wants to make the best picture he can, and will not settle for anything less. I love that about him. His brain works in incredible ways and I always know it’s going to be a long but extremely fun and eventful day when we are together. We would shoot all night if we could! I feel lucky to be a character in some of his visions.”
Lipa echoes this: “Hugo has been such a ray of light throughout the whole process of working together, really working by my side and helping me dive deeper into the visuals of my sophomore album Future Nostalgia. I couldn’t have imagined anyone better than him to have during this moment in my career. With all the love, support, and hard work he has dedicated through it all, I made a true friend in the process.”
Now that his book is out, Comte is turning the proverbial page in his career. He’s chosen the name Nikita—another femme fatale—for his just-established business. “This is going to be launched as my new creative studio where I will work,” he explains. He hopes to collaborate with creative directors, graphic designers, CGI artists, illustrators, stylists, magazines, models, artists… But first up are some magazine shoots and a feature film, which he just finished writing. “We’re working now on the budget. Hopefully it should be shot in the summer,” Comte says. “What is very exciting is that I’m composing, recording, playing the whole soundtrack of the movie. The music will also be released as an album on a streaming platform. The idea is with this music, I want to propose a score service for fashion shows and fashion videos.”
He smirks: “I’m very stressed about this for the past six months, so it’s not easy.” But with a cabal of collaborators, a furious drive, and his army of fans it’s not hard to imagine Comte swiftly becoming one of fashion’s most powerful voices. Buy his book now so you can say you knew him when.