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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.

Alpha Dia
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Alpha Dia - Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Prada Nonconformists F/W 17
Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Prada Nonconformists F/W 17
Paris:
Marilyn Agency


London:
The Squad


Milan:
CREW Model Management


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


Los Angeles:
Two Management


Senegalese by way of Germany, the striking Dia was an early runway favorite since his start in 2016, earning himself a spot on our list of this year’s breakout show faces. This year has seen him on the cover of Document, in CR Fashion Book and Vogue Italia, and campaigns for Prada and Versace. An appearance in Tim Walker’s all-black Pirelli calendar for 2018 cements him as a rising star in the industry.
Alton Mason
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Alton Mason - Ph: for Topman F/W 17
Ph: for Topman F/W 17
New York:
STATE Management


Paris:
METROPOLITAN / M MANAGEMENT


Milan:
FASHION MODEL MANAGEMENT


With his signature moves and afro, this energetic American makes his leap from dancer to model with three campaigns this season, including Glen Luchford's Prefall Gucci shots. Major runway success as well as appearances in Wonderland, W, American Vogue, Interview, and WSJ all within the last few months make him one to watch.
Anton Jaeger
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Anton Jaeger - Ph: David Sims for Dior Summer 2018
Ph: David Sims for Dior Summer 2018
Cologne:
Tomorrow Is Another Day


This curly-haired German skateboarder was a consistent runway favorite throughout last year, from his début walk for Louis Vuitton through Dior Homme, Berluti, and Fendi. He hits his stride this season with a winning clutch of campaigns including Dior Homme by David Sims, Topman by Theo Wenner, Hugo by Harley Weir, and Y-3.
Casil McArthur
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Casil McArthur - Ph: Steven Meisel for W Magazine
Ph: Steven Meisel for W Magazine
New York:
Soul Artist Management


Los Angeles:
Photogenics LA


A true boundary-breaker, this young Coloradan has made headlines as the highest-profile transgender male model to date. After early appearances in front of the lens for everyone from Steven Meisel and Collier Schorr to Craig McDean last year, he has proven to be much more than just a novelty, serving as an emphatic spokesman for gender issues under a hostile administration. He makes his campaign début this season in Edward Enninful’s new spot for The Gap, which celebrates diversity and difference in all its forms.
Christopher Einla
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Christopher Einla - Ph: Ben Weller for WSJ Spring 2017
Ph: Ben Weller for WSJ Spring 2017
New York:
VNY Models


Paris:
16MEN


London:
Elite London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Copenhagen:
Two Management


After making his mark as a Louis Vuitton exclusive for Spring 2017, this Estonian boxer earned a spot on our list of the top breakout runway guys of last year thanks to his turns for Bottega Veneta, Hermès, Craig Green, and Balmain among others. He follows up his ads for Moschino and Ports from last fall with a hat trick of Zara by Willy Vanderperre, Cerruti by Matthew Brookes, and Dirk Bikkembergs this spring.
Christopher Fernandez
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Christopher Fernandez - Ph: for Urban Outfitters/Fila Spring 2017
Ph: for Urban Outfitters/Fila Spring 2017
New York:
Red Model Management


Paris:
Premium Models


London:
Next London


Milan:
INDEPENDENT MODEL MANAGEMENT


With his voluminous hair, this lifelong New Yorker has been a standout on runways for Alexander Wang, Coach, and Rag & Bone, a last year found himself in Vogue Italia by Mario Sorrenti, Dazed, Wonderland, and Interview. With Adidas and Alexander Wang lookbooks under his belt, he breaks into the campaign market this season by rebooking both in one go as the face of Adidas by Alexander Wang.
Daan Duez
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Daan Duez - Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Dust F/W 17
Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Dust F/W 17
A longtime favorite of Willy Vanderperre’s, this fresh-faced Belgian opened Prada as an exclusive last June and has been lensed by him for Vogue Italia, Document Journal, Another Magazine, and Interview since. He makes his campaign début in Prada this spring and also walked for Raf Simons and Calvin Klein earlier this year.
Dylan Roques
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Dylan Roques - Ph: Philip Gay for L'Officiel Hommes January 2018 Cover
Ph: Philip Gay for L'Officiel Hommes January 2018 Cover
Paris:
16MEN


A Dior Homme favorite since he opened the house’s Fall 2016 show as an exclusive, this fine-featured Frenchman locks in his third campaign for the brand with the Spring 2018 Denim ads after being lensed by Willy Vanderperre and David Sims over the last two years. Editorials for T by Stef Mitchell, WSJ, and i-D by Vanderperre as well prove his wide appeal.
Erik van Gils
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Erik van Gils - Ph: Steven Meisel for Coach S/S 17
Ph: Steven Meisel for Coach S/S 17
New York:
DNA Models


Paris:
Marilyn Agency


London:
Next London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Sydney:
Kult Australia


Part of the new wave of Dutch models, this curly-haired star has been a runway favorite since making his debut as a Prada exclusive during the Spring 2015 show. In the years since, he has popped up in Another Man, VMan, 10 Men, and Vogue Italia, along with all the key fashion shows. After booking Coach and Moschino ads this season, a fresh haircut courtesy of Raf Simons offers a new refresh of his appeal.
Geron McKinley
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Geron McKinley - Ph: Matthew Brookes for Todd Snyder S/S 17
Ph: Matthew Brookes for Todd Snyder S/S 17
New York:
CLICK


Paris:
16MEN


London:
Storm Management


Milan:
Elite Milan


Compton-born and -raised, this ruggedly handsome California boy has been around since a shoot with Collier Schorr for Fantastic Man back in 2013, and a slew of campaigns this year brings him to a new level of exposure, from Versace, Aldo, and Fenty for Spring to Gap and Philipp Plein for Fall. With innumerable catwalk appearances and shoots for HERO, Vogue Italia, Numero Homme, and T, his career shows no sign of stopping.
Henry Kitcher
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Henry Kitcher - Ph: Juergen Teller for Aishti Fall 2017
Ph: Juergen Teller for Aishti Fall 2017
Cologne:
Tomorrow Is Another Day


A popular runway pick since 2013, this edgy British art student has hit his stride with campaigns since last year, starting a run with Versus Versace by Collier Schorr for Spring 2016. Repeat appearances for Vivienne Westwood bookend his Spring 2017 Burberry campaign by Josh Olins this year, and his editorial prowess continues with shoots for Dazed, HERO, 10 Men, and ODDA.
Jared Manhardt
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Jared Manhardt - Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Calvin Klein F/W 17
Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Calvin Klein F/W 17
New York:
IMG


Paris:
Premium Models


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Toronto:
Elmer Olsen Model Management


After appearances on the runway for Tim Coppens, Louis Vuitton, and Valentino in January 2017, this angular American was locked in by Raf Simons, who had him exclusively for his own label and his first show at the helm of Calvin Klein. Fall 2017 campaigns for Calvin Klein Jeans, CK, and the newly renamed 205W39NYC line —all by Willy Vanderperre—soon followed, and he repeats in the brand’s new Pre-Spring ads as well.
Jose Luis
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Jose Luis - Ph: Inez and Vinoodh for Dsquared2 S/S 18
Ph: Inez and Vinoodh for Dsquared2 S/S 18
New York:
Red Model Management


Paris:
METROPOLITAN / M MANAGEMENT


London:
AMCK Models


Barcelona:
Uno Models


This boyish Brit popped up on runways everywhere from Jil Sander and Y-3 to Lanvin and Dior Homme last year, joining the Raf Simons stable for his namesake line as well as Calvin Klein this past February. With campaigns for DSquared by Inez and Vinoodh and Lanvin by Collier Schorr this season, he establishes his continuing appeal.
Keiron Caynes
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Keiron Caynes - Ph: Clara Balzary for Gucci Cruise 2017
Ph: Clara Balzary for Gucci Cruise 2017
Cologne:
Tomorrow Is Another Day


A runway favorite since his first Spring 2016 season, Caynes followed up his runway success with campaigns for Craig Green and Topman and an early appearance in Dazed. With runway appearances for Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Hugo Boss, Raf Simons, and Berluti this year, he enters the blue-chip arena with his colorful Pre-Fall 2017 Gucci campaign by Glen Luchford.
Kohei Takabatake
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Kohei Takabatake - Ph: Tom Sloan for GQ UK Style S/S 18
Ph: Tom Sloan for GQ UK Style S/S 18
New York:
IMG


Paris:
Bananas Models


London:
IMG London


Milan:
CREW Model Management


One of the clear breakouts of the young year, this classically handsome Japanese had a stellar début season last summer, closing Prada and walking for Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, and Valentino as well. His runway streak has continued so far this year as he has added campaigns by Willy Vanderperre for Prada, Steven Meisel for Coach, and Lachlan Bailey for Calvin Klein alongside.
Luka Sabbat
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Luka Sabbat - Ph: Damien Kim for Ovadia & Sons F/W 16
Ph: Damien Kim for Ovadia & Sons F/W 16
With his eye-catching dreads, sharp personal style, and cheeky personality, it’s no surprise this young model-slash-stylist has plenty of social-media power. With campaigns for ck2 and Tommy Hilfiger Denim last year, Sabbat builds on his CV with an appearance in Dolce & Gabbana’s millennials campaign this season.
Masao Parris
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Masao Parris - Ph: Philip Riches for L'Officiel Hommes Netherlands
Ph: Philip Riches for L'Officiel Hommes Netherlands
New York:
IMG


Paris:
Success Models


Milan:
d'management group


Barcelona:
View Management


Sydney:
Kult Australia


Proving there is power in quality over quantity, this Dutchman continued to gain notice ever since his start walking as a Spring 2017 Prada exclusive last summer. He walked for Prada again and Givenchy this past January, and now appears in Willy Vanderperre’s latest ads for Prada.
Matthew Noszka
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Matthew Noszka - Ph: Mert and Marcus for Dsquared2 S/S 17
Ph: Mert and Marcus for Dsquared2 S/S 17
New York:
Women / 360


Paris:
Elite Paris


London:
Elite London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Elite Spain


Discovered on Instagram, this basketballing Pennsylvanian has since fronted Wonderland Magazine and walked for Balmain, Moschino, and Jeremy Scott. This season, he brings his blond, all-American appeal to campaigns for DSquared by Mert and Marcus, Just Cavalli, and Ports, as well as a Vogue Hommes feature lensed by Alasdair McLellan.
Myles Dominique
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Myles Dominique - Ph: Jana Gerberding for L'Officiel Hommes Germany
Ph: Jana Gerberding for L'Officiel Hommes Germany
New York:
Fusion Models


Paris:
Success Models


Hamburg:
Kult Model Agency


Sydney:
Kult Australia


In the short year since making his début last summer walking for everyone from Craig Green and Louis Vuitton to Dior Homme and Vetements, this sharp-featured native Londoner has become a runway must-have. After appearances in 10 Men, Dazed, and WWD, he showed up in Ethan James Green’s evocative Alexander McQueen Fall 2017 lookbook and locked in his first campaign with Josh Olins’ poetic Spring shots for Burberry.
Noah Luis Brown
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Noah Luis Brown - Ph: Steven Meisel for Versace S/S 18
Ph: Steven Meisel for Versace S/S 18
Paris:
New Madison


Zurich:
Visage Management


A former ballet dancer and fashion design student, this sharp Swiss broke out in a big way opening Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2017 show as an exclusive. He quickly made the leap to campaigns with the French house’s Fall 2017 ads by Steven Meisel, who also shot him for Vogue Italia as well as this season’s brand-new Louis Vuitton and Versace campaigns.
Oliver Houlby
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Oliver Houlby - Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Prada S/S 17
Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Prada S/S 17
New York:
DNA Models


Paris:
New Madison


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


One of our breakout show guys of 2017, this young Dane was barely off the runway as a Prada exclusive at the Fall 2017 show before his campaign for the Italian brand shot by Willy Vanderperre made its mark. Quality wins out over quantity as a few important editorials have brought him to Steven Meisel’s latest campaign for Louis Vuitton.
Oliver Sonne
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Oliver Sonne - Ph: Steven Meisel for Loewe S/S 18
Ph: Steven Meisel for Loewe S/S 18
New York:
VNY Models


Paris:
Marilyn Agency


London:
Elite London


Milan:
I LOVE Models Management


The good genes are clear in this young Dane, who happens to be the nephew of the legendary Helena Christensen. His Spring 2018 campaign for Loewe by Steven Meisel was released nearly as soon as he made his runway début closing JW Anderson last summer and he made a striking appearance on the cover of Vogue Hommes by Inez and Vinoodh in the fall.
Oscar Kindelan
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Oscar Kindelan - Ph: Steven Meisel for Coach F/W 17
Ph: Steven Meisel for Coach F/W 17
New York:
IMG


Paris:
New Madison


London:
The Squad


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Hamburg:
M4 Models


Los Angeles:
IMG Los Angeles


Discovered outside a Justin Bieber concert, this Spaniard landed a spot on our list of 2016’s runway breakouts by walking for everyone from Prada and Louis Vuitton to Dior Homme and JW Anderson, opening and closing Valentino’s Spring 2017 show along the way. Willy Vanderperre shot him for Document and his appearances in Hercules, Numéro Homme, and The Last Magazine were capped by Steven Meisel’s shots for last Fall’s Coach campaign.
Salomon Diaz
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Salomon Diaz - Ph: Daniel Jackson for Calvin Klein White Label Spring 2018
Ph: Daniel Jackson for Calvin Klein White Label Spring 2018
New York:
Soul Artist Management


Milan:
I LOVE Models Management


Copenhagen:
Two Management


Hamburg:
SPIN Model Management


Los Angeles:
Two Management


With his sharp features and toned body, it’s not hard to understand why this Colombian was quickly snapped up for a Calvin Klein Underwear campaign by Willy Vanderperre last summer. He repeats for the label again this spring in the brand's White Label ads along with Tom Ford’s shots for his fragrance Eau de Soleil Blanc by Steven Klein.
Sheani Gist
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Sheani Gist - Ph: for H&M Lookbook F/W 17
Ph: for H&M Lookbook F/W 17
New York:
Red Model Management


Milan:
Brave Model Management


As a longtime favorite of edgy brands like Alexander Wang, Public School, and Tim Coppens, this native New Yorker has demonstrated longterm runway chops for all of his hometown’s coolest brands. Recent appearances in lookbooks for John Varvatos and Tommy Hilfiger prove that he has a range to offer.
Tim Dibble
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Tim Dibble - Ph: Harley Weir for Missoni S/S 17
Ph: Harley Weir for Missoni S/S 17
New York:
IMG


Paris:
Success Models


London:
Models 1


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Tokyo:
Donna Models


With a first Fall 2015 season that saw him walking for Prada, Raf Simons, Louis Vuitton, Dior Homme, and Lanvin, this soft-spoken Brit has quickly made his mark in the industry. Last year found him in campaigns for Gucci, Zara, and Zegna by Inez and Vinoodh, while his current ad for Missoni helps cement his status as a key face to watch.
Trevor Signorino
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Trevor Signorino - Ph: Bruce Weber for Versace Dylan Blue Fragrance
Ph: Bruce Weber for Versace Dylan Blue Fragrance
New York:
Next New York


London:
Next London


Milan:
Next Milan


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


Discovered while selling ice cream on the Jersey Shore, this all-American athlete is the only Hot Lister who can claim to have had a candle modeled after him—courtesy of Bruce Weber, an early fan who has also shot him for Love Magazine, VMAN, and more recently a Versace campaign. With Diesel ads and the cover of Hercules already on his CV thanks to his masculine good looks and easy smile, his new role as the face of Versace’s Dylan Blue fragrance proves he’s ready for the top of the market.
Tyler Blue Golden
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Tyler Blue Golden - Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Calvin Klein Jeans S/S 17
Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Calvin Klein Jeans S/S 17
New York:
Next New York


London:
Next London


Milan:
Next Milan


After early appearances for cool kids like Alexander Wang, Public School, and Rag & Bone last year, this edgy American was snapped up by Raf Simons, who held him on exclusive as he took over at Calvin Klein. With spots in both Willy Vanderperre’s American Classics and CK Jeans campaigns and on the runway in Simons’ first show for the house, it’s clear this skateboarder has some loyal and powerful fans.
Valentine Rontez
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Valentine Rontez - Ph: Tom Ford for Tom Ford S/S 17
Ph: Tom Ford for Tom Ford S/S 17
New York:
IMG


London:
IMG London


Milan:
IMG Milano


Los Angeles:
IMG Los Angeles


With his strong yet approachable features, it’s no surprise this young American has made fans of everyone from J.Crew and Calvin Klein to Balmain and Versace. After shoots with Craig McDean for T and Nathaniel Goldberg for Numéro Homme, he made his blue-chip campaign début this spring for Tom Ford, and follows that up in Bruce Weber’s latest ads for Versace.
Zhengyang Zhang
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Zhengyang Zhang - Ph: Harley Weir for Hugo Boss S/S 2018
Ph: Harley Weir for Hugo Boss S/S 2018
New York:
IMG


London:
IMG London


Milan:
IMG Milano


Los Angeles:
IMG Los Angeles


A former dancer, this longhaired and androgynous native of China had a strong run of editorials last year, including W Magazine by Steven Meisel, Vogue by Gregory Harris, Dazed by Ethan James Green, Teen Vogue by Daniel Jackson, and HERO. His move into top campaigns including H&M and Hugo by Harley Weir this season marks him as one to watch.