This weekend, the SS16 menswear season kicked off in London. The shows saw the return of the bumster, references to Derek Jarman and a full-blown excursion into psychedelia. While some of the industry’s favourite girls may have gatecrashed Coach and Burberry, there was a new gang of male models in town that also caught our attention. Read on for our five favourite breakout stars.
Michael was first spotted making his debut for Louis Vuitton in Paris last season, and this week was to be found at Matthew Miller, Agi & Sam and Tom Ford’s secret show – wearing one of those oh-so-70s lava lamp suede jackets. We may only be a few days in, but we're calling it. Michael (repped by Red NYC) has the best hair of the season.
Swedish blonde Anton is a bit of a mystery. Signed to M Management in Paris, he was picked by leading casting director Ashley Brokaw for J.W.Anderson, and closed the show. Not bad for someone who doesn't yet have a models.com profile. Where will he pop up next? Watch this space.
Tall, slightly brooding, and with cheekbones that could cut glass, Sol made his way into the line ups of all this season's best shows. He’s signed to Supa Model Management and walked at Craig Green, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, J.W. Anderson and more, standing out by a mile.
Eagle eyed fashion fans might have noticed Ko (signed to The Agency Arizona) at Prada's menswear show last season. With dusty blonde hair and piercing blue eyes in tow, he popped up this season as one of the windswept sailors at McQueen, an off-kilter boy at J.W.Anderson and was suited and booted at Burberry.
Walking at Topman and opening Craig Green on the first Day of LC:M set up model Bom Chan Lee for a good weekend. So much so that one eager member of the press (guilty) assailed him at a bus stop to ask for his name. Bom, represented by Success in Paris, was also spotted at Burberry, where he could be seen snapping selfies outside with fellow model Sora Choi.