Kings of the Hill

July 1st, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Charlie France opens Burberry, James Smith at Raf Simons, Philipp Bierbaum at Prada.

After viewing 80+shows/presentations, 100′s of male models and 1000′s of looks, we’ve come up with our list of the top walkers in Milan/Paris for Spring/Summer 2011. It was a close call but for sheer amount and high quality of the designers these were our winners of S/S 11.

Charlie France, James Smith and Philipp Bierbaum were the three that Milan/Paris clamored for the most, with 20+ of the blue chip designers requesting their special brand of masculine beauty.

See below for the rest of the season’s favorite faces.

Adrien Sahores
Bastiaan Ninaber
Benoni Loos
Clement Chabernaud
Jacob Coupe
Jakob Hybholt
Johannes Linder
Johannes Niermann: Deserves a special mention for opening/closing the most shows.
Linus Gustin
Nicolas Ripoll
Oskar Tranum
Robbie Wadge
Simon Nessman
William Eustace

To see our Top Newcomers of the S/S 11 season, click here.

To see all the collections go to Style.com or WWD.com. Images source: Style.com

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Top of the Heap

January 28th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Adrien in Raf Simons, Charlie in Hermes, Robbie in YSL. (images from catwalking.com via tFS)

The men’s designers in Paris have spoken and their favorite models are the next generation of top faces. Adrien Sahores (one of the Prada campaign faces), after a small but stellar showing in Milan, exploded in the City of Lights booking more than 10 of the top brands. Following close on his heels are 2 other former newcomers to watch, Charlie France, who was available for the first time on the open market after his 2 seasons of exclusivity, and Robbie Wadge, another Englishman blessed with the elfin boyish beauty favored this season in France.

Our top 10 walkers Fall/Winter 2010 for Milan/Paris (based on number of shows, caliber of shows and number of times opening and closing):

1-Charlie France
2-Bastiaan Ninaber
3-Benoni Loos
4-Jakob Hybholt
5-William Eustace
6-Matvey Lykov
7-Philipp Bierbaum
8-Robbie Wadge
9-Nicolas Ripoll
10-Simon Nessman

Related stories:
Milan’s Top Men January 2009
Paris’ Top Men January 2009
New York’s Top men February 2009
Milan/Paris Top Men’s Newcomers July 2009

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The Heroic Trio

January 22nd, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Arthur opens Jil Sander, Jacob opens Pringle, Simon closes Cavalli. (images from catwalking.com via tFS)

Our top 3 catwalkers for Milan men’s F/W 10 are Arthur Daniyarov, Jacob Coupe and Simon Nessman. These three young men walked the most prestigious brands and open AND closed the most shows compared to their compatriots, not a small feat with all the great talent that flocked there.Top 50 models Bastiaan Ninaber, Jakob Hybholt, Mark Cox, Mathias Bergh, Matvey Lykov, Philipp Bierbaum, runway king Casey Taylor and rising young stars, former top newcomer Charlie France and Julius Beckers also had impressive showings. Once Paris ends Sunday, we’ll bring you MDC’s top male newcomers of Milan and Paris.

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And it begins!

January 17th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Alex Dunstan opens Burberry. Image from Catwalking via tFS.

The Fall/Winter 10/11 shows kick off in Milan with the men’s shows starting Saturday. Burberry gets our nod for most media savvy with their live stream of the show. You can check it out at live.burberry.com. The collection, with arguably one of the most coveted lineups of coats ever seen, was a huge hit with the fans who were able to comment as the show livestreamed. Many of the brand’s favorite faces, former MOTW’s Lasse Pedersen,and Albert Krarup, Tom Nicon, Jeremy Young, Charlie France, Robert Rae , James Hampson made their requisite walks but modeling fans enjoyed seeing the the next generation of male faces on the Burberry catwalk.

Alex Dunstan opens and closes the iconic brand (you can check out Alex’s OTM interview here). Expect Benoni Loos, Robbie Wadge, Mathias Bergh, Mark Cox, George Barnett, Bastiaan Ninaber, William Eustace, Jonas Kesseler, former MOTW Alexandre Imbert and Jakob Hybholt to continue to dominate for the next 2 weeks.

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Bits & Bytes: Anna Update

October 16th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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Anna Speckhart. Vision LA. Pics by Victor Del Toro

Anna that blue eyed beauty from Vision LA featured on Feed last month, wows us with her first test. Girl GIVES it to the camera.

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Style.com talks about Guy Bourdin and his films.

One of our favorite photographers ever, Paolo Roversi, on creativity.

Style.com declares, of the S/S 10 collections “Utility vs Fantasy, which side are you on?”

Men are giving back. GQ “Gentlemen’s Fund” recognizes celebrity activists like ex model Ashton Kutcher, Adrian Grenier, Josh Duhamel and Mark Wahlberg AND one notable everyday guy. (Know one? Submit his name to GQ’s “Better Man, Better World” search).

Why we love Bill Cunningham, the original street style photographer: he’s a workhorse and still humble. Check out his slideshow for the Times.

Yay! Polaroid is back. And Jeremy Kost can sleep.

We love these vintage moments. Check out one of the Baldwin brothers in these old Calvin Klein Jeans campaign.

Who doesn’t love Arlenis Sosa? We’re certainly fans. Check out her interview with W Magazine.

Ford Models‘s Supermodel of the World partners with Jaeger in London.

In this era of magazines closing, L’Officiel Hommes puts out not 1 but TWO new editions; one in Italy with Bastiaan Ninaber on the cover and one in Germany with Jakob Wiechmann. Check out their profiles to see the 2 covers. Lale Aktay is manning the ship in Germany as Milan Vukmirovic has got his hands quite full with L’Officiel Hommes, L’Officiel Hommes Italy and designing and shooting for Trussardi.

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Ph: Andrew Adler for Planet Awesome Kid.
On the heels of our friend Julia Samersova‘s launch of her streetstyle for kids blog, Planet Awesome Kid…. W Magazine talks to Stella McCartney about her line for Baby Gap and Gap Kids. Kids as you know, are the new must have for all the fashion folk. Check out Jezebel’s review of Milk Magazine, the ubercool magazine about kids’ fashion.

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For The Diehards

July 8th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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Tim Boot. Pic from the Ones2Watch.

After looking at thousands of pictures of young men for the past several weeks, we thought we’d throw out some of the faces that stood out to us from the men’s shows.

Clement Chabernaud, star of this season’s Roberto Cavalli campaign by Steven Meisel was our pick for the top most versatile model of the season with 20 plus of the top shows, including Roberto Cavalli, Jil Sander, Versace, DSquared2, Hugo by Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Thierry Mugler, Raf Simons and closing Prada, Giuliano Fujiwara and Missoni. See our interview with the beautiful Frenchman!

Top 50 stars: AJ Abualrub, Jakob Wiechmann, Simon Nessman and Jeremy Young followed closely behind with 15 plus of the top shows.

Last season’s set of MDC top newcomers: Benoni Loos, Charlie France, Danny Schwarz, Francisco Lachowski, Johannes Linder, Jonas Kesseler, Lyle Lodwick, Mark Cox, Nick Rea, Nate Gill, Nicolas Ripolll, Robbie Wadge, Thomas Hoefnagels, Vladimir Ivanov andJakob Hybholt all had tremendous sophomore seasons. Mr. Hybholt and Mr Linder had monster weeks racking 17 plus shows each.

Former MOTW’s to keep your eye on from the shows: Callum, Albert, Douglas Nietzke, Philipp Bierbaum, Isaac Carew

Some familiar faces who are not only looking better than ever, some had their best week ever: Bastiaan Ninaber, Gen Huismans, Gordie Walker, George Barnett, Guy Robinson.

Some new spectacular faces: Silviu Tolu and Tim Boot. (Edited to add Peter Bruder from Future Milan, see below for picture).

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