Tag: request model management

editorialesque » diego fragoso for l’officiel hommes

after creating a noteable buzz when appearing on the runway for both givenchy & louis vuitton during spring show season in 2010, diego fragoso is beginning to enter the editorial circuit. shot here by milan vukmirovic for the l’officiel hommes, fragoso is of brazilian ethnicity & is represented by request models. for fall show season, fragoso was seen on the runway for D&G, dolce & gabbana, DSQUARED & givenchy. while tapping into a slight reference of a beauty spread, i love diego’s look. brazilian’s continue to enter in fashion & are still wildly successful in doing so, diego seems to be of that crop. after consistent runway bookings,  leading to editorial, fragoso’s givenchy alliance is an indication that campaign contracts aren’t far behind.

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editorialesque » david agbodji for wad

fashion is one of the most multi-dimensional industries for multi-talented individuals who are looking to represent the art of aesthetic. request model, david agbodji is one of the many fashion characters who represents multi-dimensional creativity on a number of levels. as one of fashion’s most popular male models, you might recognize his extensive campaign work with the house of calvin klein or remember him as the male model who opened the FW11 show for D&G collection just this past week in milan. here, agbodji flexes his photographic muscles a little more allowing self shot images to be published. modeling in the photos & shooting them is one thing, but david also adds stylist to his credit for the editorial, which showcases an almost rugged edge to classic americana. strategic contrasts of red are seen in the spread as david & his tri-pod are featured.

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editorialesque » emily didonato for numéro

styled to the sky, emily didonato appears incredibly transformed for issue no. 118 of numéro. through the lens of miguel reveriego, emily appears with hair larger than matched with immaculate white fashion pieces & a pastel pink lip. i’ve had my eye on emily for quite some time & you may recognize her from the commercial work she’s done through her contract with maybelline cosmetics. ranking no. 21 within the top 50 female models of fashion; emily has been strongly nudging her way into high fashion with major editorials & her work with numéro is some of the most inspiring work i’ve ever seen. her enigmatic features & striking eyes allow her to pull you in. i love this spread immensely; one of my most favorite this year.

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editorialesque » jay + ruis by david agbodji for wad

through the lens of male model david agbodji, we see two of his agency mates jay colbert & ruis of request model management. im impressed by the photographic work of agbodji & can appreciate his artistic vision through superb lighting & the edge we see for the editorial aesthetic. the editorial appears for WAD magazine & focuses on high contrast of black, white & red. styling for the spread was done by rene garza with grooming & make-up by u-ki nakamura. im very supportive of multi-talents & am excited to see what other avenues outside of modeling david agbodji will become attached to with such strong talents in many fields.

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david agbodji for numéro homme

represented by request model management, david agbodji lands issue no. 20 of numéro homme. channeling a bit of grace jones clad in a leopard printed blazer by dolce & gabbana- i had to break from runway reviews to post this cover. among my favorite male models of the new era, david agbodji reigns supreme. ranking as the no. 6 male model of the top 50, david has earned his spot within the top ranking for his racy campaign images for calvin klein. high fashion has truly embraced david.

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david agbodji for calvin klein collection, fall

represented by request models, david agbodji set publications across the globe on fire with with his SS10 calvin klein collection campaign. while this season his returns, the level of overt sexuality shown through the images is a bit more controlled. shot by steven klein, the images manage to capture texture in a very chic & understated manner. while the calvin klein label is very much a leader in minimal fashion design, the campaign further exposes david to the masses, which is beyond amazing. though clean, the images channel a bit more edge than last season & im very pleased. among the top male models, david ranks no. 7

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black male models take center stage at calvin klein

represented by request model management, david agbodji appeared three times on the runway for calvin klein’s menswear runway showcase. in addition to agbodji landing the brands SS10 campaign, he appeared as an exclusive for the american fashion brand & closed the FW10 runway show. in an effort to broadcast black models in the industry, this is an amazing feat. not only does david look completely stunning in the campaign, he looks dope on the runway as well. also appearing in representation for the request model agency was kadeem; seen above in a white on white look, i immediately started asking around for a model ID after seeing him walk. as reported by request models, kadeem was also cast as an exclusive for the brand, which is another amazing mark of progression for male models of color. to see that a major american brand of the calvin klein scope is enlisting african americans as exclusives makes me incredibly happy. look out for both kadeem & david throughout the rest of the year editorially & commercially. & be real, you cannot deny that kadeem looks good.

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