Tag: red model management

on the radar: caesar stovall

known for breaking new ground through runway casting, the house of givenchy is expected to deliver one of the most outstanding runway shows each season. in addition to creating incredible menswear & womenswear, givenchy breaks new ground & in opting for models that others would deem as less desirable; they’ve managed to remain untouched in the fashion game, allowing new faces to take the stage, season after season. much like givenchy, red models has tapped into this aspect of male modeling that, to an extent, has been unrepresented. male models like wendell lissimore, henry watkins & dominique hollington were introduced to us by this agency& this season, they continue to bring the heat.  on the runway this season, givenchy allowed yet another male model to take center stage by booking him as an exclusive for the show. hailing from south carolina, caesar is currently based in new york city after having spent some time on the frontline fighting in iraq & afghanistan. seen here yesterday, caesar recorded backstage video in which he appears to be star struck in the presence of kanye west & usher, while also giving us a up-close & personal look at what it’s like to be behind the scenes with the models at a major runway show. each season, im always rooting for so many faces that standout; some make it while others don’t but the story of caesar stovall is one that is particularly endearing. in a casting video by red, stovall talks about being from the south where they do ‘country things’ & in his backstage givenchy video seems genuinely grateful for the experience. cinematically, which is how my mind works 500% of the time, it was like nicki minaj’s ‘moment 4 life’ soundtracking: “i fly with the stars in the skies, i am no longer trying to survive- i believe that life is a prize but to leave doesn’t mean you’re alive.” at the 7:30 mark, after having models introduce themselves on camera amidst chaos, caesar looks into the mirror & says, “we made it” with a smile. it’s in that moment that shit gets real- the fact that individuals of color are being afforded these amazing opporutnities is truly amazing to me. equipped with a look that is both high end & commercially acceptable, i envision caesar booking a number of jobs, both editorially & through advertising campaigns. while fiercely competitive, the personality showcased in the backstage video, that feeling of adrenaline & excitement that is clear on stovall’s face- it’s in those moments that stars are born. one booking is all it takes to allow someone to be recieved on a greater global scale. for models, those moments are what it’s all about. with new york fashion week looming, i will be checking for caesar at the new york menswear presentations & runway shows i’ll be attending. as the color lines of fashion become much more heavily blurred, caesar stovall is one of many i want you to put on your radar.

dan felton for mcq, fall

shot by solve sundsbo, dan felton of red models appears for the fall McQ campaign. as a sub-collection of the alexander mcqueen mainline. it was officially announced that the mcqueen label would be taking full creative control of the label in 2011. pina ferlisi will be creative director of the line & im very excited to see how things develop. sarah burton is doing a spectacular job succeeding the late lee mcqueen in theatricality & much is expected from ferlisi. with past experience working for big american labels, ferlisi has worked with the gap, coach & marc by marc jacobs among others.  

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model introduction: eryck laframboise

represented by red model management, eryck laframboise is one of the latest faces to hit the new york city fashion scene. standing 6’2″ at the age of 18, eryck hails from montréal, canada. discovered in school by a fellow female model back home, he was signed to dulcedo model management on the spot in montréal. now prepping an entrance to runway for new york for fashion week, eryck is set apart from other male models on the scene with a sculpted physique & incredible bone structure. of thai & canadian ethnic heritage, im beyond excited to see that red models is allowing yet another astounding individual of color to take on the fashion market. already a breakout talent, eryck was named model of the week by models.com & references shooting with nicola formichetti for vogue hommes japan as one of his standout experiences in fashion. definitely one to watch.

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collection images: marc by marc jacobs, resort

presenting a combined set of both menswear & womenswear, marc jacobs showcases washed out tones with casual design lines for the resort 2011 pre-season. while many of the designs pale in comparison for groundbreaking construction- the collection is seemingly dull & doesnt represent much of the marc jacobs spirit in my opinion. an intimate set of 12 looks range from casual/dressy, fun dresses, a jumpsuit, floral prints & three menswear looks you can get at any zara or H&M. while the WSJ reports that more resort collections have popped up this year at the demand of anna wintour; its fair to say that designers whipped some things up at the last minute to keep things copesettic. marc jacobs has a natural allure in design & marketing.

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digital identity: derek keeton

represented by red models, derek keeton was shot by idris + tony, in the images you see here. while im not entirely sure what the images were shot for, it seems like a test shoot of some form. i’ve always loved derek’s look & have seen his presence grow much more in commercial aspects of modeling. i love what was seen here in these images- femininity with a masculine edge. while his photographic presence is one of strength i anticipate seeing more of him in editorial, allowing him to show versatility.

imagesource | red

digital identity: salieu jalloh

represented by red models, salieu jalloh was shot for the latest issue of arise magazine. shot by guzman, i love this image of salieu. i didnt find it completely necessary to post the entire spread as the highlight was salieu himself. while you may recognize him from his 2008 united colors of bennetton ad campaign, in 2009 he appeared for sean jean’s SS09 ad campaign & was named on the models to watch in the year 2010 by city magazine. with a distinct look & outstanding ethnic features, salieu is definitely one to watch. i expect more of him through the year & you should too.

imagesource | rednyc

editorialesque » salieu jalloh for wonderland

represented by red models, salieu jalloh appears editorially for wonderland magazine. shot by paul maffi, styling for the spread seen above was orchestrated by way perry. while is struggle to find photographic cohesion from the first three images & the remainder of the spread; i love the styling & exaggerated silhouettes. im juiced to see salieu gaining more notoriety on the editorial circuit as well; its always nice to see a fashion spread verses images of a test shoot. that first shot is soo fuckn money though!

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