River Viiperi. Ph: Greg Vaughan courtesy of Major Models.
The 18-year-old model from Ibiza, Spain, earned himself quite a bit of attention after he was featured in quick succession in a Hero Magazine story and the December cover for new online magazine 160 Grams magazine. Expect River’s masculine yet charmingly boyish energy to appear in a future issue of V with the formidable Hedi Slimane/Nicola Formichetti team. With the F/W 2010 show season rapidly approaching, we expect this fresh talent to ignite only the most coveted catwalks. (story by Gary Mazrek)