Curl power: 5 male models that dominated the SS16 runways
1. Piero Méndez
Piero Méndez opened the Prada spring/summer 2015 show for his first ever runway walk and has experienced a steady rise ever since. For the recent SS16 menswear shows, he emerged as the top walker clocking in an impressive 56 shows. His runway repertoire is now officially a rolodex of fashion heavyweights (Dior Homme and Valentino included). But why the hype? Just check out his bold brows and hypnotic steely gaze. For more mesmerising shots, visit his Instagram account here.
2. Serge Rigvava
Winner of Elite Model Look Austria 2014, Serge Rigvava walked 54 shows this season — just a mere two shows behind Piero Méndez. No doubt a force to be reckoned with on the catwalk, Rigvava shows off his boyish personality and endearing brunette mop on his Instagram (@sergerigvava). After sussing out his feed (for purposes of this list, of course), we now know that he is best pals with runway and advertising campaign veteran Adrien Sahores. Impressive indeed.
3. Sol Goss
He might be new to the game (spotted by his agency less than a month before the SS16 menswear season began), but he has already walked for the biggest names in the industry. In his debut season, Sol Goss conquered the runways of Burberry Prorsum, Alexander McQueen and Prada to name but a few, and also opened the Louis Vuitton show. With his intense stare and nonchalant pout, expect Goss to make an impact come FW16.
4. Jackson Hale
At 183cm, Jackson Hale might be a tad shorter than the average male runway model, but that didn't stop him from walking in 38 shows this season. He made his debut in FW14 after being scouted by a friend of his parents, and is already a Burberry boy through and through — he walked in all their shows since SS15, and fronts the FW15 advertising campaign. Off-duty, Hale has impressive facetime with street style photographers; which comes as no surprise given his too-cool-for-school vibe as seen on his Instagram (@jacksonghale).
5. Michael Lockley
Michael Lockley's numbers might not be as impressive as the rest, but there was no way we were leaving him out of this list. He hit the ground running just last season (FW15), and walked 22 shows this time around. His USP? That gravity-defying afro which adds a touch of effortless cool to any outfit sent his way, but he also possesses a certain old-school badass attitude. Nonetheless, it was Lockley in Tom Ford's SS16 presentation that clicked for us — that red and white suede biker jacket looked like it was made just for him.
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