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The Hot List (Men)
How The Hot List (Men) list works
The Hot List is a curated lineup of the most in-demand newcomers in the business. These are the guys who conquered the runways, snagged spots in the very best campaigns and lookbooks and made editorial waves in top tier magazines - all within a season or two. Consider this the scoreboard for fashion rookies and foreshadowing for the Top 50. These young lads are the future, the next generation, the first round draft picks of the modeling industry. Before you can make it to the big leagues of the Top 50, you prove your stuff here.

Abel Van Oeveren
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Abel Van Oeveren - Ph: Kacper Kaspryzyk for Burberry Black S/S 15
Ph: Kacper Kaspryzyk for Burberry Black S/S 15
New York:
VNY Model Management


London:
Elite London


We've been fans of this Dutchman's sharp features since his first shows last year, when we tapped him as the season's face to watch and we're glad to see the rest of the industry agrees. His countless runway turns have translated into his first campaigns this spring, for Paul & Joe and Neil Barrett, and major editorials in the latest issues of Vogue Hommes International and VMAN.
Adam Butcher
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Adam Butcher - Ph: Craig McDean for Ports 1961 F/W 14
Ph: Craig McDean for Ports 1961 F/W 14
New York:
IMG


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Paris:
Success Models


Sydney:
IMG Australia


Barcelona:
View Management


Toronto:
Elmer Olsen Model Management


A former banker, this Canadian has come a long way in just a year, starting from a Prada exclusive last summer and a Fall 2014 show season where he was nearly ubiquitous, walking for most of the top shows. His first campaigns this Fall, for Y-3 by Cedric Buchet and Ports 1961 by Craig McDean, demonstrate the versatility of his sharp features.
Alessio Pozzi
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Alessio Pozzi - Ph: for Dolce & Gabbana F/W 14 Lookbook
Ph: for Dolce & Gabbana F/W 14 Lookbook
New York:
Re:Quest Model Management NY


London:
Next London


Paris:
Elite Paris


Milan:
Elite Milan


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


Barcelona:
Elite Barcelona


Stockholm:
Elite Stockholm


Sydney:
Priscilla's Model Management


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


This young smoldering Italian rocketed onto the scene earlier this year walking for Dolce & Gabbana and Givenchy. His appearance in the Fall Winter Givenchy campaign by Mert and Marcus cements his presence as a face to watch.
Alexander Faye
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Alexander Faye - Ph: Alasdair McClellan for Topman Winter 2013
Ph: Alasdair McClellan for Topman Winter 2013
New York:
Wilhelmina New York


Paris:
New Madison


London:
Nevs


This edgy skateboarder had an impressive run in Europe last summer just weeks after being scouted, opening for Topman in his runway début. The British brand obviously liked what it saw, booking him for the Winter campaign by Alasdair McLellan. This year, he has already made his mark in Steven Meisel's striking ads for Lanvin.
Andre Bona
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Andre Bona - Ph: Steven Klein for Electric Youth Magazine S/S 14
Ph: Steven Klein for Electric Youth Magazine S/S 14
New York:
Re:Quest Model Management NY


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Elite Barcelona


Hamburg:
m4 models


London:
Elite London


Paris:
Bananas


Long a runway favorite of brands like Prada, Jil Sander, Y-3, and Robert Geller, this Brazilian appeared in Mikael Jansson’s sun-bleached campaign for Armani Exchange earlier this year. Steady editorial and show work since then prove his soft features are still very much in demand.
Ben Waters
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Ben Waters - Ph: David Sims for Jil Sander S/S 14
Ph: David Sims for Jil Sander S/S 14
London:
Models 1


Paris:
Premium Models


Milan:
d'management group


Tokyo:
Bon Image Corp.


It’s not much of a shock that modeling should come easily to this gentle-faced Brit, a fashion-design student at Central Saint Martins. A common sight on the runways since walking for Lanvin and Dries Van Noten in his first season back in January 2012, he has popped up in major editorials for i-D,10 Men, and Arena Homme+ since then, as well as David Sims’ vibrant campaign for Jil Sander this past Spring.
Brad Williams
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Brad Williams - Ph: Mark Pillai for 10 Men Spring 2014
Ph: Mark Pillai for 10 Men Spring 2014
London:
Select Model Management


The latest Brit It Boy has followed a well-trodden path, tapped by Alasdair McLellan for last Fall's Topman campaign and the Dior magazine, as well as landing the cover of 10 Men for Spring. This season, Brad also brings some edge to Stone Island's slick outerwear in their latest ads.
Callum Ball
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Callum Ball - Ph: Kacper Kasprzyk for Burberry Black F/W 13
Ph: Kacper Kasprzyk for Burberry Black F/W 13
Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


London:
d1 Model Management


Loyalty can be a rare sight in fashion, so when a brand as major as Burberry keeps rebooking, others take notice. Scouted at a music festival, this young Londoner has lent his classically British features to back-to-back campaigns for the historic house, and a third runway appearance in a row this past June proves the relationship is still going strong.
Chris Davis
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Chris Davis - Ph: Juergen Teller for Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 14
Ph: Juergen Teller for Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 14
New York:
VNY Model Management


Paris:
Success Models


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Milan:
d'management group


One of our Top Newcomers last season, this boyish American has done all the right shows—from Louis Vuitton and Marc by Marc to Opening Ceremony and Siki Im—and magazines (10 Men, i-D, Interview). He makes his campaign debut for Spring in Juergen Teller's sharp shots for Marc by Marc.
Daan van der Deen
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Daan van der Deen - Ph: Mert and Marcus for Versace F/W 14
Ph: Mert and Marcus for Versace F/W 14
Milan:
FASHION MODEL MANAGEMENT


Stockholm:
Elite Stockholm


Paris:
Success Models


Barcelona:
View Management


New York:
Soul Artist Management


This young Dutchman landed the opening and closing spots at Versace’s show this past January, and Fall finds him fronting the house’s latest campaign, shot by Mert and Marcus. With his brooding good looks, it’s not hard to understand what Donatella sees in the lifelong swimmer.
David Alexander Flinn
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David Alexander Flinn - Ph: Craig McDean for Interview Magazine
Ph: Craig McDean for Interview Magazine
New York:
The Lions


Paris:
Success Models


This native New Yorker is something of an insider’s secret, with select jobs for Prada, Louis Vuitton, Vogue Hommes International, and Hercules. The tattooed mixed-media artist, already a veteran of several solo shows in New York, appears on the cover of Vogue Italia for July as well, all cleaned-up for Steven Meisel’s lens.
Dzhovani Gospodinov
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Dzhovani Gospodinov - Ph: Josh Olins for Balenciaga F/W 14 Men's Campaign
Ph: Josh Olins for Balenciaga F/W 14 Men's Campaign
New York:
New York Model Management


London:
Storm Model Management


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Brussels:
IMM Bruxelles


Barcelona:
Traffic Models


Paris:
Bananas


Dzhovani's not a brand new face but his recent show season, work with Dior and an appearance in the Balenciaga Menswear campaign guarantees that all eyes are on this refined young man.
Felix Gesnouin
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Felix Gesnouin - Ph: Roger Dekker for Details Magazine
Ph: Roger Dekker for Details Magazine
New York:
VNY Model Management


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Tokyo:
Donna Models


London:
FM Agency


Barcelona:
View Management


Paris:
Success Models


Long a favorite of Europe’s big brands like Prada, Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander, Dior Homme, and Valentino, this French industrial design student made the leap to America in a big way this year, showing up on all the top New York runways and in Details. His first campaign, for Iceberg this Fall, marks another big step forward.
Felix Hermans
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Felix Hermans - Ph: Mert and Marcus for Ferragamo F/W 14
Ph: Mert and Marcus for Ferragamo F/W 14
New York:
DNA Models


Paris:
Premium Models


Milan:
I LOVE Models Management


London:
Elite London


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


The feline Belgian broke out walking for the Prada show in January of this year. Select appearances on other top runways and in the Mert and Marcus lensed Ferragamo campaign mark an excellent start to the fall 2014 season.
Filip Hrivnak
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Filip Hrivnak - Ph: Mert and Marcus for Versace F/W 14
Ph: Mert and Marcus for Versace F/W 14
London:
Premier Model Management


Milan:
I LOVE Models Management


New York:
Soul Artist Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Brussels:
IMM Bruxelles


Stockholm:
Elite Stockholm


Los Angeles:
Two Management


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


It’s hard to imagine two worlds farther apart than fashion and professional hockey, but this brooding Slovak has made the transition seamlessly with a start on the runway for Givenchy last summer. A Vogue Hommes International cover earlier this year paired him up with Mert and Marcus, who also shot him for his campaign début for Versace for Fall.
Frederik Ruegger
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Frederik Ruegger - Ph: for Kenzo S/S 14 Lookbook
Ph: for Kenzo S/S 14 Lookbook
New York:
Re:Quest Model Management NY


London:
Models 1


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


Milan:
I LOVE Models Management


Barcelona:
View Management


Paris:
Bananas


A former Model of the Week, this fresh-faced German has been a runway staple since his start a bit over a year ago, showing up everywhere from Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander, and Dior Homme to Y-3, Valentino, and Raf Simons. His constant turns translated into his first campaign earlier this year, for Z Zegna.
Graham Reese
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Graham Reese - Ph: Glen Luchford for Costume National F/W 14
Ph: Glen Luchford for Costume National F/W 14
New York:
Red Model Management


Milan:
I LOVE Models Management


This born and bred New Yorker was models.com's Model of the Week back in 2012 but has really come into his own the past year with back to back appearances in the Glen Luchford lensed Costume National campaigns.
Gustaaf Wassink
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Gustaaf Wassink - Ph: Glen Luchford for Costume National F/W 14
Ph: Glen Luchford for Costume National F/W 14
London:
Next London


Tokyo:
Donna Models


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Milan:
2morrow model


One of our Top Newcomers earlier this year, this Dutchman is a runway favorite, with appearances at Louis Vuitton, Dior Homme, Valentino, Jil Sander, Lanvin, Burberry Prorsum, Y-3, and JW Anderson. Karim Sadli shot him for Dior Homme’s Fall lookbook, and he makes a striking appearance in Viviane Sassen’s Dada-inspired Fall ads for Carven.
Jackson Hale
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Jackson Hale - Ph: Mario Sorrenti for Balmain F/W 14
Ph: Mario Sorrenti for Balmain F/W 14
New York:
Soul Artist Management


This young Brit has become a runway standby with just one full season under his belt, popping up everywhere from Topman, Burberry Prorsum, and Alexander McQueen to Kenzo, Lanvin, and Patrik Ervell. The photography student also appears as the only guy in this season’s Balmain ads alongside Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, and Binx Walton, cementing his status as a rising star, with a Topman campaign serving as icing on the cake.
Jason Anthony
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Jason Anthony - Ph: Mert and Marcus for Ferragamo F/W 14
Ph: Mert and Marcus for Ferragamo F/W 14
New York:
DNA Models


Paris:
Premium Models


London:
FM Agency


Copenhagen:
UNIQUE DENMARK


Milan:
d'management group


This South African makes his mark this season with two major campaigns, Dior Homme by Karl Lagerfeld and Ferragamo by Mert and Marcus. His classic good looks have made him a runway favorite all year, as he’s walked for everyone from Carven, Acne, and Givenchy to Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Gucci, so this former Top Newcomer’s new prominence should come as no surprise.
Jeremy Matos
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Jeremy Matos - Ph: Bruno Staub for A.P.C. Louis W Spring 2014
Ph: Bruno Staub for A.P.C. Louis W Spring 2014
New York:
Red Model Management


Barcelona:
View Management


Having demonstrated the wide range of his appeal on runways for everyone from Louis Vuitton and Dior Homme to Jil Sander and Marc by Marc, Jeremy locks in his campaigns this season with Steven Meisel's sharp shots for Lanvin and sunny A.P.C. images by Bruno Staub.
Joe Collier
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Joe Collier - Ph: Mikael Jansson A/X S/S 14
Ph: Mikael Jansson A/X S/S 14
New York:
New York Model Management


Paris:
Premium Models


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


London:
FM Agency


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Milan:
2morrow model


Brussels:
IMM Bruxelles


Barcelona:
View Management


A former MOTW, this Mancunian is a true runway veteran, and his classic editorials for Vogue Hommes Japan and Hero are nothing to sniff at. He broke through into the ad world in a big way last fall, shot by Alasdair McLellan for Topman, which he followed up with Mikael Jansson's gorgeous shots for Armani Exchange this season.
Joel Meacock
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Joel Meacock - Ph: for Calvin Klein Spring 2014 Lookbook
Ph: for Calvin Klein Spring 2014 Lookbook
New York:
IMG


London:
Next London


Los Angeles:
Next LA


Sydney:
Chic Management


Hamburg:
Kult Model Agency


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Paris:
Bananas


Milan:
2morrow model


The young Australian is a classic example of slow and steady wins the race. Long a runway favorite by designers, his recent print work with Calvin Klein and Louis Vuitton prove he's just as compelling in print as well as on the catwalk.
Jourdan Copeland
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Jourdan Copeland - Ph: Michiel Meewis for Fucking Young
Ph: Michiel Meewis for Fucking Young
New York:
Red Model Management


Paris:
Premium Models


Milan:
d'management group


Brussels:
IMM Bruxelles


London:
AMCK Models


A runway favorite over the past year, this Brit was named as one of our Top Newcomers after the men's shows this January thanks to a stellar season and a turn down the Burberry runway. He makes his campaign mark in the latest ads for the ck One Red fragrance.
Justin Barnhill
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Justin Barnhill - Ph: Vivianne Sassen for Missoni F/W 14
Ph: Vivianne Sassen for Missoni F/W 14
New York:
CLICK


Brussels:
IMM Bruxelles


Paris:
Success Models


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


London:
Nevs


Stockholm:
Elite Stockholm


Los Angeles:
Two Management


Justin's evolution from fresh faced teen to stunning young man is evident in his Missoni campaign appearance for Fall 2014.
Luca Lemaire
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Luca Lemaire - Ph: Willy Vanderperre
Ph: Willy Vanderperre
Sometimes in modeling, it’s less about the quantity than it is about the quality, and it’s hard to beat the track record of this Belgian, who is now fronting his third campaign in a row for Raf Simons this Fall. He teams up again with Willy Vanderperre, who has also shot him for Vogue Hommes International and Fantastic Man.
Luca Stascheit
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Luca Stascheit - Ph: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot for Gucci S/S 14
Ph: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot for Gucci S/S 14
New York:
VNY Model Management


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Paris:
Success Models


London:
FM Agency


Tokyo:
Donna Models


This fresh-faced German has been making the catwalk rounds since the Fall 2012 season, and has a powerful and devoted fan in Gucci, which has booked him for every runway since his start and tapped him for their eyewear campaign two years ago before bringing him back again for their main ads by Mert and Marcus this season.
Marc André Turgeon
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Marc André Turgeon - Ph: Steven Meisel for Loewe S/S 15
Ph: Steven Meisel for Loewe S/S 15
Paris:
Success Models


A Top Newcomer for Fall 2014, this fresh-faced Québécois has been a favorite of JW Anderson’s since booking an exclusive with him in his freshman season. Runway spots for Prada, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Y-3, and Dior Homme followed, and he opened for Anderson this past June before appearing in the designer’s first campaign as the provocative new designer for Loewe.
Michael Bailey Gates
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Michael Bailey Gates - Ph: Mario Sorrenti for Calvin Klein cK Fragrance 2014
Ph: Mario Sorrenti for Calvin Klein cK Fragrance 2014
New York:
Major Model Management


Who is this young man who starts the F/W 14 season with campaigns for Calvin Klein and DKNY, 2 iconic American brands? We look forward to seeing more from this beautiful American.
Miles Langford
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Miles Langford - Ph: Steven Meisel for Lanvin F/W 13
Ph: Steven Meisel for Lanvin F/W 13
New York:
New York Model Management


Paris:
MGM


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


London:
FM Agency


Hamburg:
m4 models


There's quite a few tough English young men with tattoos out there but it takes a special face like Miles' to appeal to the blue chip brands. A fantastic S/S 14 show season plus editorials in the right mags and a berth in the F/W 13 Lanvin campaign makes Miles one of our Hot List men right now.
Nick Offord
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Nick Offord - Ph: Juergen Teller for Marc Jacobs Menswear S/S 14
Ph: Juergen Teller for Marc Jacobs Menswear S/S 14
Cologne:
Tomorrow Is Another Day


A favorite of Alexander McQueen since he opened the Fall 2013 show, this distinctive new face has made choice appearances for Lanvin and Thom Browne, and can count three McQueen lookbooks, demonstrating the loyalty of a powerful brand. A spot in Juergen Teller’s Spring 2014 Marc Jacobs proved his wider appeal as well.
Otto Lotz
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Otto Lotz - Ph: David Sims for Bottega Veneta
Ph: David Sims for Bottega Veneta
New York:
VNY Model Management


Tokyo:
Bon Image Corp.


Paris:
New Madison


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


This young Dane already had David Sims’ sleek Spring 2013 campaign for Jil Sander under his belt, but teaming up with the iconic photographer again for Bottega Veneta for this Fall proves he is not one to be forgotten. Repeat turns for other big-name brands like Prada and Tom Ford in between demonstrate the desirability of his elegant look.
Reuben Ramacher
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Reuben Ramacher - Ph: Hedi Slimane Spring 2013 Cover
Ph: Hedi Slimane Spring 2013 Cover
Paris:
Premium Models


Tokyo:
Bon Image Corp.


London:
Elite London


Hedi Slimane himself tapped this androgynous Australian for an i-D cover last spring, and the designer-slash-photographer has been a supporter ever since, booking him for the last two Saint Laurent shows. Sebastian Faena joins the cause this season, pairing him with Lindsey Wixson for Sisley's take on rock-star glamour.
Robbie McKinnon
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Robbie McKinnon - Ph: Pierpaolo Ferrari for Kenzo F/W 14
Ph: Pierpaolo Ferrari for Kenzo F/W 14
New York:
Fusion Models


Paris:
Success Models


Barcelona:
Elite Barcelona


Milan:
2morrow model


This innocent-looking young Brit has popped up in a slew of major runways and magazines since his Burberry Prorsum exclusive this January, walking for everyone from Valentino and Dior Homme to Billy Reid and Ermenegildo Zegna. He graduates to the big leagues with two campaigns for Fall 2014, starring in Alasdair McLellan’s edgy Topman shots and opposite Guinevere Van Seenus in Pierpaolo Ferrari’s avant-garde Kenzo dreamscape.
Ronald Epps
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Ronald Epps - Ph: for River Island S/S 14
Ph: for River Island S/S 14
New York:
Wilhelmina New York


Stockholm:
Elite Stockholm


Barcelona:
Elite Barcelona


The all-American Pennsylvanian proved his range last fall, popping up at blue-chip J.Crew and downtown-cool Patrik Ervell, enough to earn a spot on our Top Newcomers list. An i-D cover with the iconic Joan Smalls followed, along with an exclusive for Calvin Klein in Milan this past January. His Spring River Island campaign proves his appeal translates just as well for advertising.
Sang Woo Kim
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Sang Woo Kim - Ph: Dirk Alexander for models.com
Ph: Dirk Alexander for models.com
London:
Select Model Management


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


A Model of the Week from this past January, this one-of-a-kind Brit has come a long way since modeling for his Central St. Martins classmates. Appearances on the Burberry Prorsum and Kenzo Fall 2014 runways led to a Stone Island campaign, and a stellar Spring 2015 show season—including Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, and DKNY—that earned him a spot in our Future Faces feature this summer. An appearance this season in the energetic Hunter campaign keeps the momentum going for this fine-art major.
Sean Semmens
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Sean Semmens - Ph: Nick Knight for Diesel Pre Fall 2014
Ph: Nick Knight for Diesel Pre Fall 2014
New York:
Q Model Management NY


In just a few months, this edgy Brit has come a long way. A début London season walking for Topman, Alexander McQueen, and Jonathan Saunders led quickly to a McQ campaign with Steven Klein this past Spring, and he appears in Nick Knight’s eye-popping Prefall ads for Diesel as well.
Tarun Nijjer
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Tarun Nijjer - Ph: Mario Testino for Burberry F/W 14
Ph: Mario Testino for Burberry F/W 14
London:
d1 Model Management


Tarun's exclusive for Burberry, opening/closing the show, appearance in the fall winter campaign; as well as making history as the first model of Indian descent to walk for the storied British brand has the industry buzzing about the handsome young British face.
Thibaud Charon
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Thibaud Charon - Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Dior Homme Fall 2014
Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Dior Homme Fall 2014
Few casting decisions make as big a splash as the dual opening and closing spot at a Prada show, an honor extended this past January to this young Parisian, a Top Newcomer thanks to his follow-up appearances at Louis Vuitton, Dior Homme, and Berluti. He stars in Willy Vanderperre’s engaging campaign for Dior Homme for Fall, and just logged a stellar Spring 2015 show season as well, with Louis Vuitton, Y-3, Raf Simons, an opening spot at Dior Homme, and a closing slot at Prada.
Thorben Gartner
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Thorben Gartner - Ph: Greg Vaughan for Made in Brazil S/S 14
Ph: Greg Vaughan for Made in Brazil S/S 14
New York:
VNY Model Management


Milan:
FASHION MODEL MANAGEMENT


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Paris:
Success Models


London:
FM Agency


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


A runway staple since his start as a Calvin Klein exclusive for Spring 2013—with all four Calvin Klein shows in a row following since then—this active German has made his editorial mark in HERO and Essential Homme, as well as on the cover of Made in Brazil’s recent international issue. His recent appearance in Calvin Klein’s Endless Euphoria fragrance campaign shows he still has his loyal clients in his corner.
Val Bird
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Val Bird - Ph: Inez and Vinoodh for Diesel S/S 14
Ph: Inez and Vinoodh for Diesel S/S 14
Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Milan:
I LOVE Models Management


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


London:
d1 Model Management


Fashion has long had an obsession with rock and roll, and this young Londoner has the perfect look to take advantage of that trend. The long-haired guitarist has made select appearances in 10 Men and Another Man, and reached new heights earlier this year with a Diesel campaign by Inez and Vinoodh and a lookbook for Topman.
Xavier Buestel
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Xavier Buestel - Ph: Mert and Marcus for Gucci F/W 14
Ph: Mert and Marcus for Gucci F/W 14
New York:
New York Model Management


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Milan:
I LOVE Models Management


London:
Elite London


This Frenchman’s classic Gallic looks have been a hit with the luxury clients since his début at Berluti last fall, with Prada and Dries Van Noten taking advantage of his elegant appeal as well. Gucci cast him for back-to-back shows this year, and he pops up in the house’s gentle-hued Fall campaign by Mert and Marcus as well.
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