While we'll always have a soft spot for iconic models such as David Gandy, Vincent LaCrocq or Tony Ward, fashion always demands fresh faces. Although a focus on social media may have transformed the modeling landscape and changed the definition of model, you can still find well-balanced careers worthy of top model status. Taking into account a healthy mix of campaigns, editorials, and the occasional runway show, here's eight models to keep an eye on.
Top Male Models 2017
If you follow men's fashion, you don't have to look far to see Julian Schneyder's latest work. The Austrian model made his runway debut for Versace, walking for the brand's fall-winter 2015 show and since, he has a meteoric rise to the top of the modeling industry. Julian has starred in numerous fashion campaigns, which includes liking up with coveted labels like Calvin Klein, Dsquared2, Emporio Armani, and Trussardi. Julian's face is also easily recognizable due to his many editorials. Working with photographers such as Alasdair McLellan, Julian has graced the pages of titles that include Arena Homme+, GQ Australia, Hercules, and Vogue Netherlands Man.
When it comes to British models, Kit Butler undeniably leads today's pack. While social media may have transformed various aspects of the modeling industry, Kit represents the classic blue chip model. The British model regularly works with brands that are celebrated for their rich heritage and luxurious appeal. Kit has starred in advertising campaigns for a host of brands. They range from Emporio Armani and Salvatore Ferragamo to Hugo Boss. No stranger to magazine covers, Kit has lent his visage to magazines like Vogue Hommes International and At Large. A hit on the runway, Kit is a force to be reckoned with. The leading model has taken to the catwalk for Balmain, Givenchy, Michael Kos, Tommy Hilfiger, and Dsquared2, just to name a few.
Lucky Blue Smith
Lucky Blue Smith's career reads like a modern guide to achieving the status of a top male model. The platinum blond model kicked off his career with editorials for magazines like V and campaign clients such as Calvin Klein. Combined with his impressive social media numbers, which includes millions of followers, the rest is history. A leading model and social savvy, Lucky has taken the fashion world by storm with campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Iceberg, Tom Ford, and more. H&M is not only another advertising client of the American model's, but the brand has partnered with him on more than one occasion to feature his family band, The Atomics.
David Trulik is a repeat favorite when it comes to wooing fashion brands. The Slovakian model has appeared in multiple campaigns for luxury brands Cesare Paciotti, Louis Vuitton, and Dirk Bikkembergs. Showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to editorial work, David has plenty of shoots under his belt. David's portfolio includes print work for a several international editions of GQ. He has starred in editorials for British GQ, GQ Germany, GQ Italia, GQ China, GQ Australia, and GQ Portugal. Showcasing a well-balanced career, David also has a strong presence on the catwalk. Taking to the runways of Milan and Paris, David has walked for Dsquared2, Cerruti 1881, Balmain, AMI, and more.
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