It’s that time of year again, when male models inundate the streets, there’s at least three hard to get into parties every night for a week and Instagram is taken over by pictures of blurry runway shots and avant-garde presentations. Yes, welcome back to New York Fashion Week: Men’s!
While the Spring/Summer 2017 season in New York will be without some major players (ahem, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein), the show must go on. And on it will go, with plenty of intriguing designers to keep tabs on and most importantly, new male models stomping down the runway.
This season, the crop of new faces is as diverse as ever. Elias Owens, 21, was born and raised in Los Angeles, but his family roots are in Durango, Mexico. His distinct neck tattoos and top knot has already caught the eye of Hood by Air’s Shayne Oliver. Jordan Sannicks, 19, was basically born into his career: his mother Kandee Johnson is a makeup artist with a serious Instagram following that numbers over 1 million. Then there’s Avie Acosta, 19, the latest trailblazing transgender model. She’s very new to the scene, but has already racked up profiles on CR Fashion Book and The Cut this summer.
Here, click through to see 18of these new models and keep an eye out for them on the runway, on Instagram and at the after parties.