Fall ’09 male models watch
The menswear shows are coming real soon (for schedules: click here for Milan’s, and here for Paris), I have been looking through the show cards/packages. Some new faces seem very promising, I am waiting to see which one would be the break-out star. For the past year, there is this mini hype for male models— the pale, heavily tattooed, with multiple piercing ones. Maybe it is because of Hedi Slimane (well who wouldn’t get HUGE after landing a Vogue Homme cover), the likes of Josh Beech and Ash Stymest have became really major.
As for the last season, the few boys who stood out from the runways for me are…
He has since been featured in editorials in Dazed & Confused and Another Man.
Dennis Johnson opened and closed Calvin Klein last season but what totally blew me away was his Interview Nov 08′ editorial with Lara Stone— too fierce for words— it shows a rather different side of him apart from his cold looks.
And the current Burberry ‘it’ boy Jeremy Young is not too bad either, there is only one editorial of him so far but judging from the Burberry Black Label campaign, he seems really promising. His eyes are gorgeous.
Not forgetting about diversity, Ty Ogunkoya, one of the two blacks who walked Versace last season, is definitely one to watch. His strong features look amazing in print, simply check out that Benetton ad.
My current favourite male model is Jonas Kesseler, his face is really really unique for a male model. Jonas is not really new though, been around since Fall 07′, but he walked big shows like Prada, Jil Sander for Spring 09 and starred in the D&G cruise campaign.
I am ending this post with Prada opener, Maxime Hardy. Need to see more of him, right now, pretty lacking in print work.
images: men.style.com, models.com, ford homme, premier london, nathalie paris, unique, TFS scans