Meet the Faces of Men's NYFW Spring 2018

Meet the Faces of Men's NYFW Spring 2018

12 of our favorite new faces stopped by our SoHo office to talk fashion week essentials, how they got scouted, and more.

12 of our favorite new faces stopped by our SoHo office to talk fashion week essentials, how they got scouted, and more.

Photography: Adair Smith

Text: Emma Blanchard

Jessey Stevens

Hometown:  Miami, Florida

Current Location:  New York, New York

Instagram: @jaysteevie

How did you initially enter the world of modeling?

My parents were models, they recommended me to give it a go.

What would your dream show or brand to work with be?

A Calvin Klein fragrance is definitely on top of the list.

Three fashion week essentials?

Coffee, patience, and an external phone battery.

Do you have a goal you would like to achieve in the future of your career in fashion?

I just want to look back and know the journey was worth it, and cherish all the memories.

Highlight of your career thus far?

L’Oreal, GQ/Gap Campaign.

Modeling aside, what can we find you doing in your free time?

Working out, making music with friends, maybe even meditating if I feeling Zen enough.

Describe your style in 3 words.

Slouchy, messy but stylish.

Top 3 favorite songs right now?

"DNA" by Kendrick Lamar, "Magnolia" by Playboi Carti, and  "Crew" by Goldlink.

If you weren’t a model, what job do you think you would be doing?

I'd be an astronomer, maybe a physicist.

If you had to live one place for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?

Tough — maybe Miami since it's my hometown. If I want to get funky maybe somewhere in Hawaii or Bali.

Brandon Banks

Hometown:  Inglewood, California

Current Location:  Los Angeles, California

Instagram: @itsbrandonbanks

How did you initially enter the world of modeling?

I was getting my hair dyed at Coachella and an agent approached me.

What would your dream show or brand to work with be?

Saint Laurent because I’m a cowboy/rock star.

Three fashion week essentials?

Silk button downs, boots, and the same jeans I wear every day.

Do you have a goal you would like to achieve in the future of your career in fashion?

I want to eventually be designing my own clothes just based on what I like to wear, nothing cheesy.

Highlight of your career thus far?

I got to take a shot with Leonardo DiCaprio at a party!

Modeling aside, what can we find you doing in your free time?

I’m a musician! Modeling gives me the opportunity to focus on my music and not have to worry about the monotony of a 9-to-5 job killing my creativity.

Describe your style in 3 words

Western, rocker, chic.

Top 3 favorite songs right now?

"All I do" by Stevie Wonder, "Lens" by Frank Ocean, and "The Scientist" by Coldplay.

If you weren’t a model, what job do you think you would be doing?

I consider myself an artist, and modeling ties into my music, so I wouldn't be doing anything else. Music saved my life so I dedicate my life to it.

If you had to live one place for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?

Malibu. I'm inspired by the ocean and the sky. There's nothing more beautiful than sitting on the beach playing my guitar.

Sage Ceaser

Hometown:  South Orange, New Jersey

Current Location: South Orange, New Jersey

Instagram: @sageceasar

How did you initially enter the world of modeling?

I got scouted outside of Union Square Park in August of 2016.

What would your dream show or brand to work with be?

I'd love to work with Gucci.

Three fashion week essentials?

Wallet, phone, film camera.

Do you have a goal you would like to achieve in the future of your career in fashion?

My goal is to travel to London to work by 2018.

Highlight of your career thus far?

My highlight was walking the Telfar show last fashion week. The models were all diverse and the team was very nice.

Modeling aside, what can we find you doing in your free time?

I like to skateboard and shoot on film.

Describe your style in 3 words

Baggy as fuck.

Top 3 favorite songs right now?

"Endless, Nameless" by Nirvana, "Candy" by Bikini Kill, and "Black Duffel Bag" by Bones.

If you weren’t a model, what job do you think you would be doing?

I think I'd want to work in the fashion industry managing, designing, or styling.

If you had to live one place for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?

London, because the people there are so pretty and nice. It’d be a change of pace from New Jersey.

Nick Hadad

Hometown:  Putnam Lake, New York

Current Location: Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York

Instagram: @nickhadad

How did you initially enter the world of modeling?

I was scouted when I was in the agency with a friend who had a meeting.

What would your dream show or brand to work with be?

Comme des Garcons or Alexander McQueen.

Three fashion week essentials?

Adidas sweatpants, dirty rock tee, patent leather Dolce loafers.

Do you have a goal you would like to achieve in the future of your career in fashion?

Hopefully somewhere big, the unknowing is what makes it exciting… I just want to work with talented artists.

Highlight of your career thus far?

Another Man magazine shot by Brett Lloyd. Major shout out to Brett, he is a talented genius.

Modeling aside, what can we find you doing in your free time?

DJing, throwing events, and soon making music.

Describe your style in 3 words.

90’s, Texas, Trash.

Top 3 favorite songs right now?

"Round of Applause" by Waka Flocka Flame, "When You Sleep" by My Bloody Valentine,  and  "Cream of Gold" by Pavement.

If you weren’t a model, what job do you think you would be doing?

Event planning or making music.

If you had to live one place for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?

New York, I love it… people, creativity, grittiness. It’s the best place for me.

Hector Diaz

Hometown:  New York, New York

Current Location:  New York, New York

Instagram: @hector.jdiaz

How did you initially enter the world of modeling?

I was 16.  I was walking to the deli to get a sandwich and a friend of an agent at Re:Quest model management asked for my information. I later met with the agency and in a few months my twin brother and I booked a job for Valentino.

What would your dream show or brand to work with be?

My dream show would be Balmain but I just recently walked for them!

Three fashion week essentials?

Deodorant, my beats, and my brother.

Do you have a goal you would like to achieve in the future of your career in fashion?

My goal is to make my mark on this earth. I plan on helping people in need and donating to charity.

Highlight of your career thus far?

Walking around the city and seeing myself on a billboard. It's the best feeling in the world.

Modeling aside, what can we find you doing in your free time?

I would be drawing or somewhere in the city taking pictures on my Polaroid.

Describe your style in 3 words

Street, Paris, comfy.

Top 3 favorite songs right now?

"Good Dope" by Future, "I Dare You" by the XX,  and "She Will Always Be the Broken Girl" by She Wants Revenge.

If you weren’t a model, what job do you think you would be doing?

I would be working at Joe and the Juice, it's my second job that I work when I can. It's a coffee sandwich shop; it's very healthy and has great music.

If you had to live one place for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?

I would live in California. I recently visited Malibu and it was the most amazing place. The sky is super blue, the beaches are always clean and the grass is definitely greener.

Jan Carlos Diaz

Hometown:  New York, New York

Current Location:  Bronx, New York

Instagram: @jancarlos_diaz

How did you initially enter the world of modeling?

My twin brother and I were scouted uptown on the street by a designer.

What would your dream show or brand to work with be?

My dream show was Balmain. Then I walked the show this season.

Three fashion week essentials?

Portable charger, city mapper app, unlimited metro fare.

Do you have a goal you would like to achieve in the future of your career in fashion?

My goal is to become a top model, making of living out of it and eventually becoming a famous model.

Highlight of your career thus far?

Calvin Klein campaign, Balmain show.

Modeling aside, what can we find you doing in your free time?

Most likely hanging out with friends and family, shopping, or just sleeping.

Describe your style in 3 words

Rock star, hippie, 90’s.

Top 3 favorite songs right now?

"Feel So Close" by Calvin Harris, "Tear You Apart" by She Wants Revenge, and "Late" by Jungle Doctors.

If you weren’t a model, what job do you think you would be doing?

Most likely a stylist or just making my own clothes.

If you had to live one place for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?

London, it's almost like New York but more proper. The style is amazing as well.

Nick Shaw

Hometown:  Tuxedo Park, NY

Current Location: Tuxedo Park, NY

Instagram Handle: @nickashaw

How did you initially enter the world of modeling?

I was scouted at a music festival.

What would your dream show or brand to work with be?

Rag and Bone or Coach.

Three fashion week essentials?

City Mapper for subway directions, deodorant, and earbuds.

Do you have a goal you would like to achieve in the future of your career in fashion?

I would love to work for fashion company at some point in styling, PR, or marketing.

Highlight your career thus far?

Doing the Gucci Cruise campaign in 2015. That was a lot of fun.

Modeling aside, what can we find you doing in your free time?

Shopping, window-shopping, or hanging out with my brothers and sisters.

Describe your style in 3 words

Minimalistic, clean, professional.

Top 3 favorite songs right now?

"Location" by DJ Khalid,  "Home Alone" by Ansel Elgort, and "Beast" by Chris Classic.

 If you weren’t a model, what job do you think you would be doing?

Interior designer, personal shopper,  or more than likely doing PR or customer support for a brand.

If you had to live one place for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?

Stockholm, Sweden. I am half Swedish and I’ve spent a lot of time there. I love to travel so its location is perfect for allowing me to hop around Europe easily. Also, I love the Swedish food.

Ryan B. Law

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Current Location: Los Angeles, California

Instagram Handle: @ryan_b_law

How did you initially enter the world of modeling?

I had the honor of shooting VMAN 37 with Bruce Weber.

What would your dream show or brand to work with be?

I would love to walk the Dolce and Gabanna show one day, I also really want to work with Polo Ralph Lauren.

Three fashion week essentials?

Public transportation map, leather sneakers, and a bad ass ring.

Do you have a goal you would like to achieve in the future of your career in fashion?

I would really like to get to travel to as many exotic places as possible and see the world.

Highlight of your career thus far?

Getting to shoot VMAN with Bruce Weber has definitely been the highlight of my career so far.

Modeling aside, what can we find you doing in your free time?

I love to play the guitar and write music. I'm also an actor, a surfer, and an entrepreneur.

Describe your style in 3 words

Sleek, captivating, and unapologetic.

Top 3 favorite songs right now?

"You Can't Always Get What You Want" by The Rolling Stones, "Under the Bridge" by The Red Hot Chili Peppers and "Da Art of Storytellin' Part 1" by Outkast.

If you weren’t a model, what job do you think you would be doing?

I would be acting for sure.

If you had to live one place for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?

I could see myself living in Hawaii someday, but I don’t want to go yet. There is still too much fun to be had another place.

Jordan Sannicks

Hometown: Gardnerville, Nevada

Current Location: Los Angeles, California

Instagram Handle: @jordansannicks

How did you initially enter the world of modeling?

I was eating at some random place and started talking to this girl across from me. She asked me if I ever consider modeling, then she referred me to Ford.

What would your dream show or brand to work with be?

My dream show would probably be Rick Owens or Raf Simons.

Three fashion week essentials?

Portable phone charger, headphones, and basically my whole wardrobe.

Do you have a goal you would like to achieve in the future of your career in fashion?

I hope I can eventually have my own line. I just want to make the clothes that I don't see anyone else making.

Highlight of your career thus far?

Walking in the Philip Plein show was crazy. It was in the New York Public Library and Young Thug walked too.

Modeling aside, what can we find you doing in your free time?

Either painting, playing around on my synth or playing Tekken.

Describe your style in 3 words

Different, eclectic, and weird.

Top 3 favorite songs right now?

"Santa" by Duwap Kaine, "911/Mr. Lonley" by Tyler the Creator, and "Robot Rock" by Daft Punk.

If you weren’t a model, what job do you think you would be doing?

I've got no idea honestly, super thankful I got this opportunity. A regular job that doesn't have anything to do with creativity doesn’t sound good.

 If you had to live one place for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?

I'm going to say LA or somewhere near LA. I like the city type of life. I like New York  but LA has enough nature so it feels more relaxing.

Harrison Bock

Hometown: Vorhees, New Jersey

Current Location: Los Angles, California & Vorhees, New Jersey

Instagram Handle: @harrison102

How did you initially enter the world of modeling?

Got scouted at the gym.

What would your dream show or brand to work with be?

Nike or Gucci.

Three fashion week essentials?

Water, GPS, and sneakers.

Do you have a goal you would like to achieve in the future of your career in fashion?

Cover of a magazine.

Highlight of your career thus far?

Phillip Plein runway in Milan.

Modeling aside, what can we find you doing in your free time?

Sports or dancing.

Describe your style in 3 words.

Outgoing, energetic and, funny.

Top 3 favorite songs right now?

"Butterfly Effect" by Travis Scott and "White T-shirt" by The Migos.

If you weren’t a model, what job do you think you would be doing?

Airforce parajumper.

If you had to live one place for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?

It would have to be a tropical island!

Quinn Straw

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Current Location: Santa Ana, California

Instagram Handle: @Cowboystain

How did you initially enter the world of modeling?

I did a runway show for Gosha Rubchinskiy in Italy last summer.

What would your dream show or brand to work with be?

Raf Simons — he's one of my favorite designers. I have a tattoo of one of his designs.

Three fashion week essentials?

A water bottle, a big bag, and a portable charger.

Do you have a goal you would like to achieve in the future of your career in fashion?

I'm going to Parsons in the fall, so I hope one day I have my own line and get to work with Raf.

Highlight of your career thus far?

Runway with Gosha or working with Kanye.

Modeling aside, what can we find you doing in your free time?

Taking photos, shopping, and reading magazines.

Describe your style in 3 words

Cowboy, Russian, sleeveless.

Top 3 favorite songs right now?

"Nights" by Frank Ocean,  "In Love With the Guap" by Chief Keef, and "Reality Check" by Noname.

If you weren’t a model, what job do you think you would be doing?

Either a photographer or a fashion designer. Maybe even doing something in the film industry.

If you had to live one place for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?

Japan! The culture and lifestyle is amazing I feel like I would never get bored. I also love Japanese food and clothes.

Vito Bass

Hometown: Buneo Aires, Argentina

Current Location: New York, New York

Instagram Handle: @vitobass

How did you initially enter the world of modeling?

They found me at the beach.

What would your dream show or brand to work with be?

I want to work with anyone creative!

Do you have a goal you would like to achieve in the future of your career in fashion?

I want my following on social media to make a helpful impact.

Modeling aside, what can we find you doing in your free time?

You can always find me outside in nature, playing sports, or having fun with friends. If there is a beach, I will be there.

Describe your style in 3 words

Free, organic, soulful.

Top 3 favorite songs right now?

“En el Aire” by Nonpalidece, “Spirit Bird” by Xavier Rudd, and “No Convenceran” by Dread Mar I.

If you weren’t a model, what job do you think you would be doing?

I would be teaching sport classes to native cultures. I would also try to be a pro in any sport.

If you had to live one place for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?

I couldn’t choose one place — the world is my place. I want to continue traveling the world, 3 months here and 3 months there!

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