Fashion month is never short on new models, but the shows provide the world with a wealth of new talent, from classically handsome standouts to elegant newcomers just making their big débuts. Get to know seven of the buzziest new stars, before you start seeing them everywhere. Click on their name to follow them on Instagram !
Belgian newcomer Elias de Poot’s face speaks for itself. As one of the most visually arresting male models to appear in recent months, he is in the possession of chiseled cheekbones, a steely glare, and a Mick Jagger shag. His retro allure has caught the attention of Topman, which tapped him to open its Fall show, as well as JW Anderson and Craig Green. He also walked for Burberry, Sean Suen, Jil Sander, Ermenegildo Zegna, Boglioli and Roberto Cavalli.
In addition to showing up at the very best shows, Finnlay Davis might just be having the best time of anyone during the collections. Whether he’s grabbing a selfie with A$AP Rocky or walking for JW Anderson for a second time, he is making the most of what might be his biggest season thus far. Already a runway vet with turns for everyone from Prada to Jil Sander, he has also become a regular in the images of photographers like Steven Meisel and Willy Vanderperre. He also could recently be spotted at the shows of McQ and Alexander McQueen, Topman, Craig Green, Coach, Casely-Hayford, Burberry, Roberto Cavalli, Ermenegildo Zegna, Jil Sander and Neil Barrett
Since débuting as a Prada exclusive during the previous season's shows, Malik Jalloh has kept himself busy working with photographers like Paolo Roversi and appearing in the pages of on-trend independent magazines. Fall finds him in all the right places walking Topman, Craig Green, Tiger of Sweden, Matthew Miller, Margaret Howell, Burberry, Corneliani, Jil Sander and Philipp Plein. With his curls and pout, he is completely in line with the romantic look of the moment.
This season’s ginger Ben Rees has a mop of bright red curls and an unrivaled cute quality in backstage photos. His breakthrough runway appearance came last year at Dior Homme, and since then he’s kept things selective with turns at Valentino, Gucci and Maison Margiela. He has recently stomped the runway for Matthew Miller, Burberry, Jil Sander and Neil Barrett.
Though Chester McKee has only done two shows thus far, his appearance at Alexander McQueen boded well for his brooding, raven-haired future. He has also been spotted at Neil Barrett in Milan. Signed with TIAD modeling agency in Cologne, Germany, this has to be the freshest face in the model game.
Arriving at the Fall shows looking like he’d stepped out of a period film, Leon Dame has quickly become one of the season’s must-have boys. Showing up at Sacai, Topman, Craig Green, Lou Dalton, Coach, JW Anderson, Margaret Howell, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Roberto Cavalli, Ermenegildo Zegna, Jil Sander and Neil Barrett, he is one of the boys to beat for elite bookings.
With a Missoni campaign alongside Freja Beha Erichsen shot by Harley Weir débuting just as he’s hitting his runway stride, elegant up-and-comer Victor Ndigwe is on the cusp of major success. Entering the industry by winning Elite Model Look Nigeria, he made a splash last season at Hermès, and his momentum hasn’t slowed since. James Long in London and Ermenegildo Zegna in Milan hired him for their latest show this month.