Milan/Paris Top Men’s Newcomers F/W 2012

The optimism of the new year had European designers utilizing some fantastic unknown men to debut their Fall/Winter 2012 collections. While a few 2nd seasoners/campaign models had excellent show seasons, from Gucci face Greg Nawrat to Lanvin’s Angus Low to last season’s Jil Sander frontman Guerrino Santulliana, below is a list of our favorite “new” guys, many who opened and closed for the big brands. Keep an eye open to see who made it to the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week. (listed in alphabetical order)

Alexander Ferrario. Image courtesy of L’agence 160g Paris.
This Argentinean/French actor debuted exclusively in Milan for Jil Sander and then walked 3.1 Phillip Lim, Raf Simons, YSL, Galliano, Wooyoungmi.

Arthur Gosse. Image courtesy of VNY
A very high number of big openings/closings for a new face. Arthur opened Prada for his Milan exclusive and in Paris, opened Dior Homme and Kris Van Assche; closed Lanvin, opened & closed Miharayasuhiro and walked in top shows including Louis Vuitton, YSL, Mugler, Galliano, Dries Van Noten, Phillip Lim, Raf Simons, Acne and Wooyoungmi.

Dimitrij Vysokolyan. Image from Success
Dimitrij, possessor of the famous Slavic cheekbones combined with a perfect fit, walked for brands such as Jil Sander, YSL, Dior Homme, Lanvin, Kris Van Assche, Acne and Raf Simons.

Janis Ancens. Image by Betty Sze for
In Florence, this young Latvian walked for Valentino; in Milan, walked for Gucci, Moschino, closed Burberry. In Paris opened YSL, walked for Bottega Veneta.

Jordan Stenmark and Zac Stenmark. Image by Betty Sze for
For their first time in Europe, the twin Aussies opened and closed Calvin Klein (exclusive) and opened Mugler. Check out their visit to the MDC offices.

Joel Meacock. Image from Chic
The young Aussie garnered a Calvin Klein exclusive in Milan, and for his Paris exclusive, opened Louis Vuitton.

Max Rendell. Polaroids from Elite London
Max’s refined features fit in perfectly with an exclusive in Milan for Jil Sander and walking in Paris for Acne, Dior Homme, Kris Van Assche, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Miharayasuhiro, Raf Simons and YSL

Sascha Weissenborn. Though technically not a newcomer (he was MOTW in Oct 2010 and appeared in Givenchy S/S 12 show), we include Sascha to show that patience certainly paid off for this young German who had a phenomenal season, walking in 10+ of the top shows, including Givenchy again as well as Jil Sander, LV, Z Zegna, Kenzo, Raf and Hermes.

Simon Sabbah. Image from New Madison
Exclusive in Milan for Pringle, opened and closed. In Paris, opened and closed 3.1 Phillip Lim and Quasimi, walked for Galliano, Kenzo, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Mugler, Raf Simons.

Takeshi Uematsu. Photo Kenta Matsusaka. Image from Studio KLRP
Takeshi walked Louis Vuitton, Galliano, Dries Van Noten, Lanvin and Paul Smith; his more mature face was a pleasure to see this season.

Honorable mentions:

Jake Shortall. John Todd. Stefan Lankreijer

Strong 2nd Seasoners:

Antoine Des Beauvais. Fernando Cabral. Pascal Bonvie.

Rafa Bodgar. Robert Laby. Thomas Bukovatz

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