2016 made it clear that what it means to be a male model is changing and these male models are making their ways into 2017.
With social stars, celebrity sons, and street style’s elite all infiltrating the industry, let’s s take a look back at the moments and the guys who defined the year in modeling.
2015 may have introduced the world to Jordan Barrett, the Australian Leonardo DiCaprio look-alike who has taken modeling by storm, but this year offered him the chance to share more than his good looks with the world.
Jordan Barrett model for Roberto Cavalli
Jordan Barrett walk for Balmain…
… and H&M
Barrett struck the right balance between work and play ¬– a trick that has paid dividends for female models like Gigi Hadid and Joan Smalls
The Cameron Dallas Show
Vine may have died, but Cameron Dallas’s career lives on. Entering the fashion world with a splash at Calvin Klein’s Fall 2016 Milan menswear show, Dallas brought his legions of fans along for the ride.
Appearing in Calvin Klein ads
Cameron was on Teen Vogue
On the cover of Teen Vogue
And in the pages of Vogue Hommes
American male models have always had a place in fashion, but this year, and the coming-2017 they brought a particular kind of sexiness.
Rising star Mitchell Slaggert, a military hopeful turned Versace model
Matthew Noszka, a former construction worker scouted after an agent saw pictures of him
The crowd-pleasing hunkiness of Slaggert and Noszka felt fresh for 2017.
It’s no secret that celebrity children are the new It models, but this year’s crop of boys was especially qualified to take the spotlight.
Anwar Hadid, brother of Gigi Hadid on Moschino SS17
Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, son of Daniel Day-Lewis
Presley Gerber followed the footsteps of his supermodel mom, Cindy Crawford at Dolce&Gabbana SS17
The Cool Kids
The runways remain the domain of boys with sharp cheekbones and edgy good looks and 2017 next year could be a chance for more than a few characters to made their mark.
Kit Butler’s versatile look allowed him to slip seamlessly between serving as the face of Emporio Armani…
…and showcasing his kooky side for Jeremy Scott
Spanish photographer, Diego Villarreal emerged as a force at Alexander Wang
Diego at Fenty x Puma…
Người mẫu mới xuất hiện người Jamaica, Jermaine Downer mang đến vẻ ngoài thanh lịch cho Wales Bonner/ Jamaican newcomer Jermaine Downer brought elegance to Wales Bonner
William Los’s dramatic features made him a favorite of luxury brands like Bottega Veneta
The Music Men
Considering how many pop stars are trying their hand at modeling, it only seems fair that models would flip the script and infiltrate the music biz.
This year multitaskers like runway star and electro-R&B performer Trè Samuels
Tom Ford–campaigns star and singer-songwriter Trevor Drury