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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.

Artur Chruszcz
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Artur Chruszcz - Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Raf Simons F/W 15
Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Raf Simons F/W 15
Cologne:
Tomorrow Is Another Day


After a memorable first season in Paris last summer and key runway slots this year, Chruszcz makes his campaign mark in Prefall Prada by Steven Meisel and ads for Neil Barrett and Raf Simons for Fall.
Bram Valbracht
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Bram Valbracht - Ph: Greg Kadel for Details Feb 2015
Ph: Greg Kadel for Details Feb 2015
New York:
Wilhelmina New York


Paris:
Premium Models


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


A debut season walking for Prada, Ferragamo, Carven, and Louis Vuitton led to a spot in our Future Faces feature last summer, and this curly-haired Dutchman has been on the rise ever since, with editorials in Details, Interview, and Vogue Hommes International. His first campaign, by Josh Olins for Hilfiger Denim, helps him move to the next level.
Brodie Scott
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Brodie Scott - Ph: Christian McDonald for Interview Magazine July 2015
Ph: Christian McDonald for Interview Magazine July 2015
New York:
Wilhelmina New York


Milan:
FASHION MODEL MANAGEMENT


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Hamburg:
Core Artist Management


Since his start at the shows last summer, this classic Canadian has shot for i-D and been a catwalk mainstay for everyone from Patrik Ervell and Y-3 to Versace and Tom Ford. His glowing campaign for Hugo Boss this past spring and consistent work with Calvin Klein Jeans bode well for a promising future.
Callum Rockall
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Callum Rockall - Ph: Tim Walker for Lanvin S/S 15
Ph: Tim Walker for Lanvin S/S 15
New York:
New York Model Management


Paris:
Premium Models


London:
Models 1


Milan:
d'management group


Barcelona:
Traffic Models


This edgy Brit has been a runway star since getting his start about a year ago, and appeared in Neil Barrett’s campaign last fall and now stars alongside his brother Haydn in Tim Walker’s Spring 2015 Lanvin campaign. His great run of shows show his appeal to a broad base of top designers.
Charlie Ayres Taylor
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Charlie Ayres Taylor - Ph: Alasdair McLellan for Margaret Howell F/W 15
Ph: Alasdair McLellan for Margaret Howell F/W 15
Paris:
Bananas Models


London:
Storm Management


Milan:
Elite Milan


Brussels:
Dominique Models


After a stellar start last January as an exclusive for both Prada and Louis Vuitton, this redheaded Brit has made his mark on the runways and the cover of 10 Men. He breaks through this year with the Spring COS campaign and his Margaret Howell ads for Fall, shot by Alasdair McLellan.
Connor Newall
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Connor Newall - Ph: Julia Noni for 10 Men Spring 2016
Ph: Julia Noni for 10 Men Spring 2016
New York:
Soul Artist Management


Paris:
New Madison


London:
Wilhelmina London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


With his oversized ears and cheeky smile, this boyish Scot has quickly become an editorial star, appearing on the covers of Client, 10 Men, and Varon this year as well as other shoots by Steven Meisel, Mert & Marcus, and Boo George.
David Trulík
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David Trulík - Ph: Alasdair McLellan for Louis Vuitton F/W 15
Ph: Alasdair McLellan for Louis Vuitton F/W 15
Paris:
New Madison


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


Hamburg:
M4 Models


After closing Louis Vuitton in January, this toned Slovak has appeared in Vogue Hommes International and Another Man, and makes his campaign début as none other than the face of Louis Vuitton in Alasdair McLellan’s Fall campaign for the French house.
Diego Villarreal
profile
Diego Villarreal - Ph: Steven Klein for Alexander Wang S/S 16
Ph: Steven Klein for Alexander Wang S/S 16
New York:
Fusion Models


Paris:
Bananas Models


Milan:
I LOVE Models Management


Culver City:
VISION Los Angeles


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


With his buzz cut and bushy eyebrows, this brooding Spaniard is a natural fit for brands like Balmain, Diesel, Alexander Wang, and Givenchy, appearing in campaigns for the last two this year, by Steven Klein and Mert & Marcus, respectively.
Felix Gesnouin
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Felix Gesnouin - Ph: Philippe Vogelenzang for Hercules S/S 15
Ph: Philippe Vogelenzang for Hercules S/S 15
New York:
VNY Models


Paris:
Success Models


London:
The Squad


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
View Management


Tokyo:
Donna 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.
Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis
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Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis - Ph: David Sims for Calvin Klein Platinum F/W 15
Ph: David Sims for Calvin Klein Platinum F/W 15
New York:
IMG


Paris:
IMG Paris


London:
IMG London


Son of actors Daniel Day-Lewis and Isabelle Adjani, this young musician proves to be bigger than just a famous last name, with an appearance at Chanel’s Fall couture show and in David Sims’ latest campaign for Calvin Klein Platinum. His first EP is out in September.
Hamid Onifade
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Hamid Onifade - Ph: Mikael Jansson for Gap F/W 15
Ph: Mikael Jansson for Gap F/W 15
New York:
Red Model Management


After an appearance in Calvin Klein’s show in January, Onifade has been a favorite of Details, one of the newest faces to appear along with thirty other models on the September cover. A spot in Mikael Jansson’s latest Gap ads demonstrates his big-brand potential.
Hannes Gobeyn
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Hannes Gobeyn - Ph: for Cerruti 1881 F/W 15
Ph: for Cerruti 1881 F/W 15
New York:
VNY Models


Paris:
MP Paris


London:
The Squad


Milan:
d'management group


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


After opening Valentino for his first show last summer, this fresh-faced Belgian has logged appearances in Fantastic Man, GQ Style UK, and lookbooks for Michael Kors and Zara. A spot on Cerruti’s sportswear campaign this past Spring helped him land the label’s main ads for Fall.
Harvey James
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Harvey James - Ph: Laurence Ellis for Armani Exchange November 2014 Lookbook
Ph: Laurence Ellis for Armani Exchange November 2014 Lookbook
New York:
New York Model Management


Paris:
New Madison


London:
Elite London


Milan:
I LOVE Models Management


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Tokyo:
Bravo Models


Long a runway and editorial favorite, this charming young Brit makes the leap to campaigns in a big way this season, with roles in Cerruti and Armani Exchange work. The English-lit major, who made our Top Newcomers list a year ago for Spring 2014 on the strength of the one-two punch of his exclusives for Prada and Kenzo, has been on a streak ever since, no surprise given his cheeky appeal. This Spring's Cerruti campaign lands him on our Hot List.
Jack Chambers
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Jack Chambers - Ph: Glen Luchford for Gucci Pre Fall 2015
Ph: Glen Luchford for Gucci Pre Fall 2015
Paris:
Success Models


London:
Elite London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Amsterdam:
Elite Amsterdam


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Tokyo:
Donna Models


Long a runway staple—and a former Top Newcomer—this sharp-featured Brit became one of the faces of Alessandro Michele’s new Gucci this year in the house’s Prefall campaign by Glen Luchford.
Joel Meacock
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Joel Meacock - Ph: Bruna Kazinoti for GQ Style Germany 2015
Ph: Bruna Kazinoti for GQ Style Germany 2015
New York:
IMG


Paris:
Bananas Models


London:
IMG London


Milan:
2morrow model


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Hamburg:
Kult Model Agency


Los Angeles:
Next LA


Sydney:
IMG Australia


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.
Jonas Gloer
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Jonas Gloer - Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Jil Sander S/S 16
Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Jil Sander S/S 16
Cologne:
Tomorrow Is Another Day


Since his start in the summer of 2013, this edgy German has shown up on key runways like Dior Homme, Valentino, Raf Simons, and Prada, even closing the latest show in January. Willy Vanderperre shot him for Another Magazine last year, and brings him back for spring to front the Jil Sander campaign and for pre fall 2016, the Prada campaign.
Josh Bartley
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Josh Bartley - Ph: Roxanne Hartridge for The Ones2Watch
Ph: Roxanne Hartridge for The Ones2Watch
New York:
New York Model Management


London:
Wilhelmina London


Barcelona:
Traffic Models


Los Angeles:
LA Models


Campaign appearances for Tom Ford and Tommy Hilfiger in the last few months and runway showings for Calvin Klein, Bottega Veneta and Dsquared2 make this British newcomer one to watch.
Jourdan Copeland
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Jourdan Copeland - Ph: Cass Bird for Armani Exchange S/S 15
Ph: Cass Bird for Armani Exchange S/S 15
New York:
Red Model Management


Paris:
Premium Models


London:
AMCK Models


Milan:
d'management group


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Brussels:
YC 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.
Julian Schneyder
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Julian Schneyder - Ph: Adriano Russo for Rollacoaster Magazine
Ph: Adriano Russo for Rollacoaster Magazine
New York:
Soul Artist Management


Paris:
New Madison


Milan:
d'management group


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Hamburg:
Kult Model Agency


A favorite of Milan’s biggest brands like Versace, Calvin Klein, and Dolce & Gabbana since his start last year, the Austrian judo champion also logged spots in Mert & Marcus’ fall 2015 ads for DSquared2 and Milan Vukmirovic's for Port 1961, Calvin Klein Underwear for Spring 2016 and the Giorgio Armani campaign for Fall 2016
Justin Barnhill
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Justin Barnhill - Ph: Vivianne Sassen for Missoni F/W 14
Ph: Vivianne Sassen for Missoni F/W 14
London:
Nevs


Milan:
FASHION MODEL MANAGEMENT


Brussels:
YC MODELS


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Hamburg:
PMA


Los Angeles:
Two Management


Stockholm:
Elite Stockholm


Justin's evolution from fresh faced teen to stunning young man is evident in his Missoni campaign appearance for Fall 2014.
Kit Butler
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Kit Butler - Ph: Bjorn Iooss for At Large Magazine S/S 16
Ph: Bjorn Iooss for At Large Magazine S/S 16
New York:
Soul Artist Management


Paris:
Bananas Models


London:
Next London


Milan:
FASHION MODEL MANAGEMENT


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


A breakout face of 2015 after opening Coach’s first men’s show under Stuart Vevers last January as his first job, this fresh-faced Brit has since popped up in Wonderland, Vogue Italia, Hercules, Client, At Large, and Made in Brazil. He marks his first major campaigns this year, with DSquared by Mert & Marcus in the Spring and Emporio Armani by Lachlan Bailey for Fall.
Louis Bauvir
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Louis Bauvir - Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Dior Homme Spring 2015
Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Dior Homme Spring 2015
A favorite of Willy Vanderperre’s, the fresh-faced Bauvir was shot by the esteemed photographer for the Spring Dior Homme campaign, as well as Vogue Homes International and Another Man. After an exclusive for Prada earlier this year, he also appeared in the house’s Prefall campaign by Steven Meisel.
Matthew Holt
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Matthew Holt - Ph: Elle Man Serbia by Paul Smith Spring 2015
Ph: Elle Man Serbia by Paul Smith Spring 2015
New York:
Re:Quest Model Management NY


Paris:
Bananas Models


Milan:
I LOVE Models Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


Los Angeles:
Next LA


Stockholm:
MIKAs


A Calvin Klein exclusive and spots for Givenchy, Y-3, and Berluti in his first season earned this fine-featured Brit a spot on our Top Newcomers list in February 2014. Since then, he’s become a runway must-have, and made his advertising début in Zara by Boo George and Hilfiger Denim by Josh Olins last Fall. He was rebooked by Zara for Spring, and he enters the new season with Pepe Jeans by Glen Luchford.
Matthieu Gregoire
profile
Matthieu Gregoire - Ph: David Bailey for Valentino S/S 15
Ph: David Bailey for Valentino S/S 15
New York:
DNA Models


Paris:
Success Models


London:
Nevs


Milan:
Elite Milan


Tokyo:
Donna Models


After several seasons of success in his native Paris, the soft-eyed Frenchman has expanded his global reach in the other fashion cities since last year. He pops up in back-to-back Valentino campaigns by David Bailey in 2015.
Max Esken
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Max Esken - Ph: Arno Frugier for Wallpaper Magazine January 2015
Ph: Arno Frugier for Wallpaper Magazine January 2015
Cologne:
Tomorrow Is Another Day


This bright-eyed German followed up a strong first show season last summer with appearances in Vogue Hommes International, Wallpaper, and T Magazine, as well as this past Spring’s Sandro campaign by Karim Sadli. He makes his mark in Y-3’s dreamy ads for Fall.
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:
Ford Models


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.
Michael Lockley
profile
Michael Lockley - Ph: Daniel Jackson for i-D Magazine S/S 15
Ph: Daniel Jackson for i-D Magazine S/S 15
New York:
Red Model Management


Paris:
Marilyn Agency


London:
Next London


Los Angeles:
Next LA


With his soft lips and iconic Afro, it’s not hard to see why this young American has made such a stir on social media. After walking for Louis Vuitton in his first season in January, he popped up in i-D and made the rounds for Spring 2016 from Jil Sander and Tom Ford to Neil Barrett and Kenzo, finding time for a Coach lookbook along the way.
Mitchell Slaggert
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Mitchell Slaggert - Ph: David Sims for Calvin Klein Underwear S/S 16
Ph: David Sims for Calvin Klein Underwear S/S 16
New York:
DNA Models


A Calvin Klein favorite since he first appeared on their Spring 2016 runway, this all-American Georgia native has lent his leading-man good looks to the brand’s latest underwear campaign by David Sims and its Performance fragrance ad, as well as last season’s DSquared ads lensed by Mert & Marcus.
Naleye
profile
Naleye - PH: Txema Yeste for Redken 2016
PH: Txema Yeste for Redken 2016
New York:
Re:Quest Model Management NY


Paris:
Elite Paris


Copenhagen:
Le Management


Hamburg:
PMA


Los Angeles:
Two Management


He may not be brand new to the world of modeling, but recently this diverse Dutchman’s bohemian, multi-culti style has been gaining traction. From the pages of American Vogue to the Juergen Teller lensed Vivienne Westwood S/S 16 campaign, nonchalant Naleye is beginning to make a real name for himself.
Nathaniel Visser
profile
Nathaniel Visser - Ph: Greg Swales for Archetype Magazine
Ph: Greg Swales for Archetype Magazine
New York:
Soul Artist Management


Paris:
New Madison


London:
Select Model Management


Milan:
d'management group


Barcelona:
Traffic Models


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Hamburg:
Kult Model Agency


Nathaniel Visser's rise to the top started with a Calvin Klein show exclusive in 2013 and has steadily gained momentum, by walking in top shows and showing up in the coolest men's magazines. His appearance in this spring's Versace campaign reveal that this gorgeous Aussie is only getting better with time!
Niels Trispel
profile
Niels Trispel - Ph: Steven Meisel for Coach F/W 15
Ph: Steven Meisel for Coach F/W 15
New York:
IMG


Paris:
Success Models


London:
The Squad


Milan:
d'management group


This curly-haired Dutchman was one of the breakout show boys of 2015, opening Prada as his first show last January. He popped up in the brand's Prefall campaign by Steven Meisel, and is a favorite of Willy Vanderperre's, who shot him for a Raf Simons ad and editorials for Another Magazine and Vogue Hommes International. This year finds him booking the Coach campaign for the second season running, again by Meisel.
Noma Han
profile
Noma Han - Ph: Mario Sorrenti for Calvin Klein F/W 15
Ph: Mario Sorrenti for Calvin Klein F/W 15
New York:
Fusion Models


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Seoul:
ESteem Models


A longtime industry stalwart, this cool Korean and tattoo artist caps a long run of major editorials and runway appearances with campaigns this season for Calvin Klein Jeans and Lane Crawford.
Paul Hameline
profile
Paul Hameline - Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Dazed & Confused S/S 16 Cover
Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Dazed & Confused S/S 16 Cover
Cologne:
Tomorrow Is Another Day


A runway favorite of edgy brands like Vetements and Hood by Air for his soft, androgynous appeal, this Parisian has graduated to the big time recently with shoots with Collier Schorr and Paolo Roversi and an appearance in Prada’s new campaign by Willy Vanderperre.
Reid Rohling
profile
Reid Rohling - Ph: Mario Sorrenti for Calvin Klein Jeans Fall 2015
Ph: Mario Sorrenti for Calvin Klein Jeans Fall 2015
New York:
Fusion Models


Paris:
METROPOLITAN / M MANAGEMENT


Milan:
FASHION MODEL MANAGEMENT


Copenhagen:
Le Management


Hamburg:
M4 Models


Tokyo:
Bravo Models


After popping up in i-D last year, this young American has been a Gucci show favorite this year, and he hits the big time in Calvin Klein Jeans’ edgy, provocative Fall campaign, as part of the first same-sex couple to front the brand’s iconic SoHo billboard in New York.
Rory Cooper
profile
Rory Cooper - Ph: Alessio Bolzoni for 10 Men Fall 2015
Ph: Alessio Bolzoni for 10 Men Fall 2015
New York:
DNA Models


London:
Elite London


Milan:
d'management group


One of this year’s breakout show faces, the British former prep cook opened Louis Vuitton in his first season in January and has followed up with consistent runway appearances ever since. He also showed up in back-to-back Dior Homme lookbooks by Karim Sadli and in GQ Style UK, and takes one of the covers of 10 Men for Fall.
Ryan Keating
profile
Ryan Keating - Ph: Robbie Fimmano for L'Officiel Hommes Italia S/S 16
Ph: Robbie Fimmano for L'Officiel Hommes Italia S/S 16
New York:
Soul Artist Management


Paris:
METROPOLITAN / M MANAGEMENT


London:
Premier Model Management


Milan:
Elite Milan


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Hamburg:
PMA


Tokyo:
Bravo Models


A runway standout last year—and an especial favorite of Gucci’s Alessandro Michele—this fresh-faced Canadian has walked for everyone from Dior Homme and Valentino to Coach and Michael Kors. He’s making even bigger waves this season on the February cover of Numéro with Catherine McNeil by Victor Demarchelier and in the spring Iceberg campaign.
Sam Worthen
profile
Sam Worthen - Ph: Gregory Harris for Public School F/W 15
Ph: Gregory Harris for Public School F/W 15
New York:
Red Model Management


Milan:
FASHION MODEL MANAGEMENT


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


The edgy Massachusetts native had key runway placements at Alexander McQueen, DKNY, and Patrik Ervell in his first season earlier this year, as well as editorials in Details, HERO, and VMAN. Now a pleasant coincidence finds the public school teacher fronting the Fall campaign for none other than Public School.
Serge Rigvava
profile
Serge Rigvava - Ph: Paul Morel for models.com 2015
Ph: Paul Morel for models.com 2015
Paris:
Elite Paris


London:
Elite London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Elite Barcelona


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Hamburg:
PMA


Stockholm:
Elite Stockholm


Tokyo:
Donna Models


After a handful of key shows for his first season last summer, this German art student has appeared on nearly every important runway in Europe this year. He follows up an appearance in Inez & Vinoodh’s Spring Ermenegildo Zegna campaign with his turn in front of David Bailey’s camera for Valentino this Fall.
Silvester Ruck
profile
Silvester Ruck - Ph: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot for Dsquared2 S/S 15
Ph: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot for Dsquared2 S/S 15
Paris:
New Madison


Milan:
d'management group


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


West Hollywood:
DT Model Management


Shot by none other than Bruce Weber for a VMAN feature back in 2012, this muscular German is a DSquared favorite, shot by Steven Klein for the Wild fragrance campaign last fall and now starring in Mert & Marcus’ vibrant Spring ads.
Sol Goss
profile
Sol Goss - Ph: Dominick Sheldon for 10 Men F/W 15
Ph: Dominick Sheldon for 10 Men F/W 15
Paris:
Premium Models


Milan:
Elite Milan


One of our breakout 2015 show boys, this sharp-featured Brit had a major first season this past June, walking all the major shows in London from Burberry Prorsum and Topman to Alexander McQueen and Craig Green, plus Prada, then opening Louis Vuitton, a milestone for a black model. A Balenciaga lookbook and a major feature in 10 Men prove his editorial prowess as well.
Tobias Lundh
profile
Tobias Lundh - Ph: Glen Luchford for Gucci Fall 2015
Ph: Glen Luchford for Gucci Fall 2015
New York:
Soul Artist Management


Paris:
Premium Models


One of our Top Newcomers back in June 2010 on the strength of his Yves Saint Laurent exclusive, this elegant Swede has had a major resurgence of late, walking for Craig Green, Alexander McQueen, and Louis Vuitton this year. He also appears in the latest Gucci campaign by Glen Luchford and McQ’s this season as well.
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Zhao Qinghe
profile
Zhao Qinghe - Ph: Pierpaolo Ferrari for Kenzo S/S 15
Ph: Pierpaolo Ferrari for Kenzo S/S 15
New York:
Wilhelmina New York


Paris:
Elite Paris


London:
Wilhelmina London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Beijing:
Longteng Model Management


This fresh-faced Beijinger with sharp style makes his mark with an appearance in the memorable Kenzo campaign this season.