The women might still be out full force on the Paris catwalks but the men’s S/S 11 campaign season begins now. As expected, former Top 10 Newcomers/Top 50 denizens cleaned up during their first time walking the Big Apple (including Christian Plauche, Clement Chabernaud, Corey Baptiste, Danny Arter, Johannes Niermann, Oleg Antosik, Oskar Tranum, Thomas Penfound) but New York debuted some striking new faces of their own. Get ready for the next generation!
Bastien Bonizec. This charming red head stood out from the crowd, opening Rag & Bone as well as walking in Carlos Campos, Duckie Brown, Patrik Ervell, Antonio Azzuolo, General Idea.
Daniel McSweeney. Arresting features is one reason why some of the coolest designers chose to book this New Yorker: Richard Chai, Duckie Brown, Tim Hamilton, Rad Hourani, Carlos Campos, Siki Im.
Johnny George. This young Brit hit it out of the ballpark and appealed to both ends of the spectrum. Duckie Brown, Lacoste, Michael Bastian, Phillip Lim, Patrick Ervell, Rag & Bone, Richard Chai, Yigal Azrouel.
Guido Carminetti. This young Argentinean follows up his June Givenchy exclusive with Duckie Brown, Phillip Lim, Rag & Bone continuing his winning streak.
Jaco van den Hoven. This curly haired young Dutchman was a winner with the clients: Bespoken, Duckie Brown, Custo Barcelona, General Idea, Marc by Marc, Phillip Lim, Petrou, Timo Weiland.
Niclas Gillis. Niclas was a stealth Swede coming from out of nowhere to walk in some of the season’s most avant garde shows: Duckie Brown, Phillip Lim, Band of Outsiders, Simon Spurr, Antonio Azzuolo, Complex Geometries, General Idea, Native Son.
Peter Bruder. Peter’s face is familiar to Europe’s top runways but his first time here in NY proves that his popularity crosses oceans: Bespoken, Duckie Brown, Elie Tahari, Lacoste, Marc by Marc, Richard Chai, Robert Geller, Yigal Azrouel.
Silviu Tolu. Silviu’s first season included Billy Reid, Rag & Bone, Buckler and Sabatino with 10 more that had to be cancelled for a big booking.
Zhao Lei. Zhao appealed across the board booking high profile shows like Loden Dager, Philip Lim, Perry Ellis, Siki Im and Tommy Hilfiger.
3 Bonus New Faces: Daje, Eryck, Lowell
Daje Barbour. The ethereally beautiful Daje opened Phillip Lim.
Eryck Laframboise‘s lithe athletic frame was perfect for Marc by Marc/Rad Hourani/Siki Im.
Lowell Tautchin booked the ultra cool Richard Chai/Rad Hourani before leaving town for a job.