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.

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As for the last season, the few boys who stood out from the runways for me are…

the red head Lasse Pedersen, noticed him in Burberry. He can totally rock that brow-less look which is so ‘in’ for the female counterpart these days.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I am ending this post with Prada opener, Maxime Hardy. Need to see more of him, right now, pretty lacking in print work.

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images: men.style.com, models.com, ford homme, premier 
london, nathalie paris, unique, TFS scans

  • http://ossiestyler.wordpress.com osment

    expecting to see Luke Worrall …

  • peek-a-boo

    I like Lasse Pedersen’s extraordinary features. Wonder if he’s related to Louise.
    Watch out for upcoming Brazilians Daniel Grah and hot off the press Raphael Ghedin.

  • carol

    i really like maxime hardy eyes

  • hodan

    i don’t kno what happened to male models…they look so gaunt and scrawny. not attractive or interesting at all.

  • http://fashionboy.wordpress.com/ jeffmaia

    I do think they are attractive.. and there are great male models here…
    great post

    ps I loved to make contact with you by msn, if you’d like the same sent you address to me.

  • http://www.fashionforwarddd.blogspot.com zoe

    wow. you made some really good choices. really insightful, thoughtful, and i think all of them are amazing! i just have to tell you, i really love your blog. sorry i haven’t been able to comment lately. i have all my faves on one comp and it wasn’t working and i was too lazy to try and find your site. anyway, thanks for kindling some interest in male models for me.

  • Lena

    as a redhead I like David Brunier better than Lasse Pedersen.
    ( http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums/f52/david-brunier-73069.html )

  • kingchic

    Ty Ogunkoya is the male Jourdan Dunn, just not as big. This kid is going places. Wish I could say the same for Lasse Pederse, but his career will be short-lived. Also, Ash Stymest is a star.


  • David Chi El

    Jeremy Young is one of favorites.. But speaking of diversity, Ty Ogunkoya is an epitome.. Classic bohemian. I see him gracing fashion for considerable while..
    Nice one Laila.

  • Momomo1974

    wow handsome so much