Mick Jagger moment: Five FW16 male runway models to watch
Following last season's curly brood of top walkers at the spring/summer 2016 menswear shows, the recent runways have offered up yet another trend in male model castings department. In our pick of the season's up-and-coming new names as well as the ones gaining momentum, here's one thing they all have in common: A '70s Mick Jagger mane and gaze.
1. Elias de Poot
A surlier Belgian variety of the English rock legend, de Poot debuted this season and was called to walk 13 shows his first time around. Louis Vuitton, Prada and Ermenegildo Zegna are just some of the houses that put this particular Jagger lookalike on their fall/winter runways. Not to mention, it's always a bonus when fashion photographer Marco van Rijt (@marcovanrijt) hands you the hashtag honour that is #faceoftheseason.
2. Erik van Gils
First starting out in spring/summer 2015, the boyish van Gils who hails from the Netherlands is reminiscent of a (very) young Jagger circa the '60s with his unruly mop and barely-there pout. Coming in sixth on models.com's runway ranking this season, he snagged 17 shows by the end of men's fashion week. His claim to runway prominence? An incredible bone structure. Just check out his Instagram handle (@erikvgils) teeming with profile shots. This is one model who clearly knows the angles to work to his advantage.
3. Chester Mckee
Like de Poot, Mckee has just completed his first show season. Carrying his Jagger 'do with a piercing stare, it landed him a spot on the Alexander McQueen runway for starters, also walking MSGM, Neil Barrett and Lanvin thereafter. While the young Londoner has yet to hit his stride relative to his Jagger resembling couterparts during the FW16 shows, we can see him championing the gender bending ways of the menswear collections in the seasons to come.
4. Lucas Satherley
Apart from clocking in 12 shows his second season around, Satherley squeezed in a moment with rappers A$AP Rocky and Travis Scott that was well documented on his Instagram page (@lucasjsatherley). The Jagger and Mattew Grey Gubler hybrid is the rock god and actor's uncorroborated Australian love child by our books, who went on to grace the Coach, Valentino and Topman shows. Music inclinations from the frontman of The Rolling Stones and model material à la Gubler's high fashion past, perhaps?
5. Ákos Sógor
This newcomer kicked off his debut season by opening the Etro show and hanging out with Lucky Blue Smith backstage. Walking 10 runways in total without giving the Paris shows a go, we'd like to think of this Transylvanian rising star as a Jagger incarnation that's dispensed with the intense emotions. Sógor's quiet gaze — and style — has also been captured on the streets of Milan. Check it here.
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