In a season of recession that most predicted would be a return to the classic faces of yore, quite a few lineups for Spring/Summer 2010 were anything but predictable. As expected, last season’s top faces of Milan, Paris and New York continued their winning streaks, but many designers sent a frisson of excitement around the world with their new vision for the runway. Here our MDC’s picks for this season’s hottest new faces out of Europe. For some, it was their first show week, for some, S/S 10 was their big breakout season. Â All that matters is that these 10 young men’s charts are set to explode, right this minute.
Adrien Sahores. Pol courtesy of Ford Homme. This marks Adrien’s first full season. Besides a Prada exclusive in Milan, Adrien walked for Givenchy and Raf Simons in Paris, and opened Lanvin and closed Dunhill.
Arthur Daniyarov. Following up last season’s Prada and Jil Sander shows, Arthur was exclusive this season and opened/closed for Jil Sander. In Paris he walked for Hugo Boss, Lanvin, Raf Simons amongst others. (Arthur is a former MOTW)
Jacob Coupe. New face Jacob was exclusive to and opened the Prada show. Exclusive for Hugo Boss in Paris.
Linus. Polaroid courtesy of Ford Homme. This Swede’s angular features were popular with designers like Gucci, Burberry, Prada in Milan and Galliano and Lanvin in Paris.
Patrick Kafka. Patrick certainly delivered for his first full season, walking in 14 shows including Trussardi, Dolce Gabbana, Jil Sander, Bottega Veneta, John Galliano and opening Francesco Smalto.
Robert Rae. Polaroid courtesy ofÂ DNA Models. This new face walked for Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo,Â Raf Simons and YSL amongst quite a few others.