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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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Definition of Dapper

April 7th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Dapper Dan is an exciting new Greek magazine launch with a decidedly esoteric point of view. Focusing on inspiring imagery instead of what’s trendy, the black and white publication represents something very different. Its main editorial, shot by Vassilis Karidis features Nicolas Ripoll looking carefree in Lanvin as he waltzes through the streets of Paris.

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See more on www.dapperdanmagazine.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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Raw Power

July 16th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Karim Sadli‘s latest story for Dazed and Confused is pure, simple and completely fresh. Nicolas Ripoll poses in a series of jet black ensembles, each one more eye-catching than the last. Whether he is showing off a leather jacket or a dramatically laced bondage inspired piece Ripoll looks right at home in everything. Robbie Spencer‘s styling is a pitch perfect compliment for Sadli’s stripped down style and each element combines to create a uniquely powerful visual.

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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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