MEN OF RELEVANCE Jerris Madison January 2012 Editorials 1 Comment We’ve selected 10 movers and shakers and the ‘newbies’ in the world of men’s fashion. There are so many others, however, you’ll appreciate this group of men and their impact on the industry. A continuation will be coming soon. Illustrations by Russian Artist Kai Karenin David Agbodji Country of Origin: Togo Agencies: Re: Quest NYC, Click LA, Unique Denmark Copenhagen, Success Paris, Mega Agency Hamburg, d1 London, I LOVE Milan, Sight Studio Barcelona Most Noted Campaigns/Editorials: Calvin Klein S/S 10 & F/W 10, EXPRESS Fall 2011, Banana Republic F/W 11, ‘By Himself’ (Self Portraits by David) WAD Magazine Editorial. Why We Love Him: David seems like a man that doesn’t take himself too serious and enjoys life, which is apparent through his work. Attractive traits to have when pleasing clients. Underwear Calvin Klein Brian Shimansky Country of Origin: USA Agency: SOUL ARTIST NYC, Premier London, d’Management Milan Most Noted Campaigns/Editorials: D&G S/S 09, ‘Live Flesh’ Hercules Editorial, ‘Anatomy of a Murder’ Arena Homme Editorial. Why We Love Him: Brian is the true ‘guy next door’ with great features and hair, totally effortless. He has a lengthy career ahead. Cap Y-3 RIGHT David Gandy Country of Origin: United Kingdom Agencies: Select Model Management, DNA NYC, Heffner Seattle, Why Not Milan, View Barcelona, IMM Bruxelles Brussels, New Madison Paris Most Noted Campaigns/Editorials: Dolce & Gabbana! David Gandy by Dolce & Gabbana Book (a must have). Why We Love Him: David Gandy radiates humbleness. We watched him over the years and he seems to get better each year. After reviewing his book by Dolce & Gabbana you will understand who he is and what’s important to him. Underwear Dolce & Gabbana Luis Borges Country of Origin: Portugal Agencies: DNA NYC, Next London, MGM Paris, Elite Milan, 2pm Copenhagen, Mega Agency Hamburg Most Noted Campaigns/Editorials: Tommy Hilfiger F/W 11, Tom Ford, Benetton F/W 10 Why We Love Him: THE HAIR! Luis is the cool kid in school everyone wants to be around. More to come from him! Eyewear Tom Ford RIGHT Noah Mills Country of Origin: USA Agencies: Wilhelmina NYC, Why Not Milan, Louisa Munich, Unique Denmark Copenhagen, Models 1 London, New Madison Paris, Sight Studio Barcelona, Nest Model Management Berlin. Most Noted Campaigns/Editorials: Tommy Hilfiger F/W 11, Lacoste F/W 11, Dolce and Gabbana F/W 11 Why We Love Him: No suit exists that this man can’t sell. He knows his market and how to utilize it to his advantage. Necklace Baiba Ripa Sacha M’Baye Country of Origin: France Agencies: Select London, New Madison Paris, Why Not Milan, View Barcelona. Most Noted Campaigns/Editorials: Burberry S/S 11, Esprit S/S 11, Dolce & Gabbana Gym F/W 11. Why We Love Him: He is a silent threat. We love a model that’s slightly under the radar then, BOOM! You heard it here first. Scarf Burberry RIGHT Sean O’Pry Country of Origin: USA Agency: VNY Most Noted Campaigns/Editorials: Hugo Boss S/S 12, Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Frangrance S/S 12, ck Calvin Klein Accessories F/W 11, Zara F/W 11, Versace F/W 11. Why We Love Him: Sean is truly a ‘working model’! He consistently delivers. He is one of the few models that books the minimum of 5 high profile campaigns a year. Sean is a model that never produces bad images. Shirt Gucci Tony Ward Country of Origin: USA Agencies: DNA NYC, Premier London, Why Not Milan, Unique Denmark Copenhagen, Bananas Paris, View Barcelona, Photo[Genics] Los Angeles, Next Company Vienna, Nest Model Management Berlin. Most Noted Campaigns/Editorials: H&M Holiday 2011 Campaign, Desigual F/W 11, Wrangler Blue Bell S/S 11, Dolce & Gabbana S/S 11. Why We Love Him: Tony Ward is the male version of Linda Evangelista, but in a masculine way. His versatility is amazing. He’s almost 50 years old standing 5’10” and delivers sex appeal, edge, fashion! Tony has been a male model icon since the 80’s. Shirt Desigual RIGHT Stephen Thompson Country of Origin: USA Agency: Major NYC Most Noted Campaigns/Editorials: Karen Walker Eyewear S/S 11, Givenchy S/S 11, Wallpaper Magazine ‘Fashion Victims’ Editorial, Daniel Peddle’s film, The Aggressives. Why We Love Him: His albino look and his facial features. There’s currently no one in the industry that looks like him (with his features or hair color). He has so much more to present in the future and we’re looking forward to it. Watch G-Shock Seth Kuhlmann Country of Origin: USA Agency: SOUL ARTIST NYC Most Noted Campaigns/Editorials: Chanel Film: The Tale of a Fairy directed by Karl Lagerfeld, Seth Kuhlman: A Day with Bruce Weber V Man Editorial, The Heartbreak Club Vogue Hommes International Editorial. Why We Love Him: Seth is another ‘guy next door’ model with a fresh face and a slight edge. We believe 2012 will be big for him. Watch and see. Cologne Bleu de Chanel Related articles Milan Fashion Week: Dolce&Gabbana Winter 2013 men’s collection (aizakbuyondo.com) Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012 (denimblog.com) http://www.iarocheski.com Lui How can I have a printed version of this!?