what yo’ name iz? dominique hollington, simon nessman, paolo roldan,
daphne groenveld, rob evans, jeremy wardlaw, jon marquez, dmitriy tanner, mighael hudson, patrick o’donnell,
remi alade-chester, christopher michaut, eduardo calero, o’shea robertson, diego fragoso,
emil dostovic, west serseub, kadeem fisher, manuel ramos,
stephen thompson, willy cartier
shot by karim sadli, i-D magazine takes a focused look on the casting of daniel peddle & drew dasent for the legendary house of givenchy. the casting phenomenon & influential power of the house of givenchy are something straight out of a dream for most models- spotlighting the phenomenal cast is more than necessary. booking a givenchy show can lead to a number of other fashion opportunities for male & female models alike. booking givenchy allows models to transcend onto the next level. ethnically diverse, not many can surpasss or even equal to the power & creative force of riccardo tisci, the creative director of givenchy- he sets the trends for what the rest of the high fashion realm follow. what’s most admirable about the casting of givenchy is the attraction to new & unknown models, it’s that fearlessness to break new ground that allows all elements of fashion, style & modeling to transform into something unseen, something original & artistically inspired. it goes without saying that givenchy has one of the best male & female models casts every season; on the runway & also through campaigns.
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represented by DNA models, dominique hollington appears for hunter magazine outfitted in givenchy with an unexpected smile. as an international men’s style publication, hunter magazine seemingly packs a powerful punch as the cover gives us a taste of what elements make-up their 18th issue. from the creators of italian publication, the/end, it seems as though print is bigger & better than ever, in the world of fashion. glad to see dom gracing the cover, as he is a male model, i feel, the game has been sleeping on for quite some time. a new york native, hollington has been on the modeling scene for a minute, booking significant editorial spots for i-D, italian GQ & vogue hommes japan; as well as landing campaign bookings for bennetton, puma & the gap. once represented by red models, i am hoping that DNA, which is hollington’s new agency, readily tackles the opportunity to garner him even more success as a developing male model icon. dominique is a standout among other male models for his street but chic look. one of the illest males working in fashion today. i suggest you get familiar.
with an increasingly impressive men’s board presented for the fall show season in new york, DNA models has been much more well known for their women’s board. with an intent to change that perception, probably one of the most successful & groundbreaking models on the men’s board is andrej pejic. with a look dipped in androgyny, andrej has been picked up as a favorite of jean-paul gaultier, booking the gaultier campaign & haute couture runway show, closing the show as bride, last month in paris. in addition to pejic, colby jamar, dominique hollington, dorian cobb, grayson vaughn, josh beech, lasse pedersen, mark cox, nils butler & philip huang have been seen faces & known names in both commercial & high end bookings. one of my favorite male models of this batch is dominique hollington, who made an agency switch previously being signed with red models. you’ve seen dorian cobb appear for H&M, josh beech appears in the SS11 moschino menswear campaign. as the world of male models swells with popularity, DNA models has a strong cast of males that will be watched on the runways.
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the house of givenchy continues to establish & expand their current design signatures with a cast of usual suspects for the runways of men’s paris fashion week. flames, florals, black & brown with bleached brows & hair- the collection is one of great concept & expectedly strong direction. while a few womenswear looks did appear for the mens show, we seen two blacked out looks- one of which was worn by supermodel, joan smalls. as for the boys; taejahn taylor joined the givenchy roster along with veterans rob evans, paolo roldan, manuel ramos, kadeem, eduardo calero, dominique hollington, keith hernandez jon marquez & stephen thompson, who is the albino male model, represented by major models, whom appeared for the labels spring campaign. before the runway show had a chance to begin, technical difficulties resulted in a momentary black out & it seems as though the lack of light was magically translated through the clothes. though deep earth tones, navy & some neutrals are used, the collection remained, for the most part, dark; an aesthetic creative director ricardo tisci favors greatly. i love the multi-layered coats as well as the use of plaid, fur & images of barking canine’s on some of the collections pieces. one of the strongest houses right now, not only in paris but internationally is, givenchy. with an increasingly larger cast that is seen on the runway & for campaigns, i am beyond excited & thrilled to see what will be presented for haute couture as well as women’s ready-to-wear, which is also not too far off. of the givenchy collections, i expect greatness & each season, im thoroughly satisfied.
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through the lens of ali kepenek, dominique hollington appears editorially for attitude magazine. styled by ingo nahrworld, hollington appears in the november issue decked in leather, gold, leopard print & showcases masculine edge. represented by DNA models, dominique can be recognized for his past campaign work of the last year with both puma & the gap. i am anticipating a greater presence for dominique in male editorial & throughout fashion campaigns in the coming year. dom has remained at the top of my list of favorites for male models of the new school. he is consistently versatile, being able to channel a greater presence through classic styling as well as more urban direction & here we see a little more trend being showcased. already a star on my roster, im sitting patiently waiting for the rest of the game to wake up & stop sleeping on next level talent.
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the men of DNA model management are among the best in the business. gearing up for new york fashion week, the roster of male models for this season in new york surprised me a bit. dominique hollington, popularly known as a model represented by red model management appears on the DNA agency board this season. other faces to look out for on the runway from this agency in new york are; dorian cobb, alexandre cunha, alex loomans, josh beech, philip huang & kadeem fisher are all standouts within this bunch. you’ve seen dorian for commercial as he’s appeared for H&M as well as adidas, you’ve also seen him in editorial spots & one the runway for designer thom browne more recently. ale loomans has appeared for ralph lauren & jason beech has landed edgy editorial spots with publications overseas. philip huang has significantly expanded his editorial resume, appearing for vogue china, GQ taiwan, men’s vogue china & vogue hommes japan. you might also recognize huang from his campaign spots including past seasons for the gap, lord & taylor as well as united colors of bennetton. kadeem fisher was one of the ethnic male models to walk the runways of calvin klein in new york alongside david agbodji of request models, one of my favorite male models on the rise, im excited to see which shows kadeem will land this season. among the agencies to watch, DNA is one of them for sure. fashion week is coming & these are the dudes to check for on the runway.
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