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Models of the Moment | Current Favorites

Being busy and not knowing what to post to my blog is a horrible combination. I got up quite late this morning and sat wondering what I should publish today and at one point I just didn’t think I should post anything. But… after browsing the web for a bit, I decided I would give to you a round-up of 5 of my favorite models, both male and female.  With number 1 standing on their own, the other four of each category are in no particular order and of course it was hard to put this together since they’re so much great models out there whom I respect and love.

Male Favorite | Robert Evans

From Top Left:  Noah Mills | Eryck Laframboise | David Agbodji | Marlon Teixeira

Female Favorite | Lara Stone

From Top Left: Lindsey Wixson | Liu Wen | Jourdan Dunn | Chanel Iman


D&G Campaign | Fall/Winter 2011

I had these images on my computer for quite some time now, and during a random ‘clean-up’ I knew I had to post them since I’m a huge D&G fanboy.  Shot by photography favorite Mario Testino, the impeccable models including David Agbodji, Guy Robinson, Alexander Johansson, Tao Okamoto, Melodie Monrose, Marique Schimmel and Aiste Kliveckaite join forces to don the Fall/Winter 2011 looks which sauntered down the runway earlier this year. With their casual look and youthful feel, bold patterns and prints, along with fur and tweed were displayed on a great deal of draping dresses and parkas and blazers. Accessories and eye-wear were certainly not absent, as neckties and D&G’s popular pair of headphones, along with glasses and sunglasses were on display.

I definitely see myself incorporating lots of their pieces into my winter wardrobe this year.

Jean-Paul Gaultier | Paris Menswear Spring/Summer 2012

Jean-Paul Gaultier never ceases to amaze me, and that’s the reason why his name has remained on my list of favorite designers for years. Presenting a collection filled with bold patterns, stripes and tartan, Gaultier held down the scene in Paris for a classic and cool themed summer while striping models down to basics and returning to the ‘old haute couture’ feel to a show. As a voice narrated to looks to the audience, I certainly enjoyed the constant repeat of models like Robert Evans, David Agbodji and Andrej Pejic, but apart from that, his collection (in my opinion) was simply stunning! Delivering picturesque prints with tropical inspiration and in keeping a slight focus on classic tailoring, his definition of British aesthetic, his multi-layered collection was done with the precision and the creativity, like no other could. Jean-Paul brought out a great deal of three-piece suits, bomber jackets, jeans, shorts and great shoes. And in getting a bit whimsical, bold patterned pants, shirts and shorts along with a spew of tartan layers and nautical sailor knits. Even though many themes flowed throughout the show, they were all fused together with Jean-Paul’s great touch, and setting another high bar for other collections to follow I look forward to seeing this season’s designs unfold. Check out my favorites below, and also the looks from the entire collection.

images courtesy | GQ

Mugler | Paris Menswear Spring/Summer 2012

The city of love has finally landed with yet another season of menswear collections, and as always I’m ready and excited! Mugler opened the week of shows with a collection dubbed “Brothers of Arcadia” supposedly inspired by Greek mythology and unsurprisingly filled with Nichola’s interpretation of Greek Gods. Being his second collection for the label Thierry Mugler, he presented a versatile lineup of  looks each having their own special elements. Whether it was a burst of color, glitter, denim, leather or transparent fabric, the looks (although not what I quite expected) definitely carried the Mugler feel to them. In the beginning I thought there would have been more looks channeling strong Greek Mythology and following on from the video previews which were coming out over the last couple of days, but nevertheless it was a great show. There was a good set of classic tailoring contrasted with skimpy swimwear and casual looks. Colors ranged from Black and white, to grey, lavender, green and orange. Like in the video, tons of accessories were the highlight, some men came ready for war with metallic headpieces, while others wore metallic silver braces around their necks, earrings and the colorful shoes definitely did not go unnoticed. In the end, a stampede of men who overall looked ready for battle took to the stage fronted by the three forerunners with helmet like head pieces and the ‘leader’ with an armor like accessory (which I definitely need) fitted to his arms. Check out my favorite looks from the show, along with all the looks from the collection.

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Models of the Moment | Milan Menswear Spring/Summer 2012

Milan Menswear shows bring a spew of male models down the runway every season. After another succesful and well packaged collection season, I thought it fitting to share with you my favorite models who appeared on the runways of some of those very collections. My favorites this time around seemed to be Keith Hernadez who walked for Bottega Veneta and Dolce and Gabbana. He is one that I expect to see much more from, this coming week in Paris. David Agbodji who walked for the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Missoni, Corneliani and Bottega Veneta.  Zakaria Khiare who walked for Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Z by Zegna and Trussardi 1911. And finally Marlon Teixeira, who walked for the Armani pair: Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani, along with Iceberg and Ermanno Scervino.

Keith Hernandez of Re:Quest Models New York

David Agbodji of Re:Quest Models New York

Zakaria Khiare of Ford Europe

Marlon Teixeira of Fashion Wilhelmina New York

Bottega Veneta | Milan Menswear Spring/Summer 2012

Cool elements such as denim and leather were combined to form some of the wonderfully pieces that showcased on the runway at Bottega Veneta’s Menswear Spring/Summer 2012 show in Milan. As always, I was intrigued by the work of Tomas Maier, especially on the bags for which Bottega Veneta have a great reputation. Along with those, I loved the amazing variety of patterns shown like plaid and a couple interesting striped shirts. Dyed jeans are also on my LOVE list, and are definitely on my shopping list for next season. Apart from the major highlights and some pop of color near the ending of the show, everything else was basically classic silhouettes, made up of suits, sweaters and jackets. Two of my favorite models appeared in the show and that included my longtime favorite David Agbodji and my new found Keith Hernandez. I am sorry for my late reviews, but I am sure you guys understand the busy life fashion journalists and careers alike have. Check out my favorites, along with all the collection photos below.

images courtesy | GQ

David Agbodji | Point Counter Point | Contributor

David makes a striking editorial return, with a magazine spread shot by the incredible Albert Watson, for the latest issue of Contributor Magazine. Entitled “Point Counter Point,”  the stunning model who still holds his position as the top black male model, poses in the always-epic pieces from the Rick Owens collection which was styled by Robert Rydberg.  As always, David pulls off a passionate and striking performance in a world of Black & White. Getting to know David has been a great opportunity, and thanks to our Sunday chat a few weeks ago, I’m glad to know that behind the fierceness and complexity of such a great model, there is a wonderful guy with a great level of humility.

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