Boys To Watch: Paris SS16

20 June 2015

You survived London Collections: Men. As the glow of the lights fade after the London shows, the countdown for the runways in Paris take over. Ready to take in another round of new designer collections, fresh model talent as well as familiar faces. Only a few moments to catch your breath.

Boys running to catch flights. Backstage chaos and time going by quicker than planned. Creases pressed to perfection. Hearts racing as they wait in anticipation for the lights to be turned back on again, revealing the colours, patterns and trends of the 2016 Spring Summer season. The thump of the beat the only thing you can hear, as the still of the moment gets ready to reveal it's impactful show opener.

These are the boys that wear the clothes down the catwalk that you will wear one year from now. They are muses to designers and fashion houses - an inspiration to all of us who enjoy fashion. These are boys we believe you should watch out for as Paris Fashion Week comes to life. These boys are more than just pretty faces.

Photographer Maud Maillard and stylist Glen Mban catch up with fresh as well as familiar faces ahead of the SS16 Paris shows, capturing a series of raw and enigmatic portraits. Meet the boys you should be watching out for this season, as you sit down in the dimming lights enjoying your free energy drink or rest safely back in your chair at home, taking it all in via digital magic.

Flint wears Suit by TIGER OF SWEDEN and Roll-neck by NUUR.

Flint Louis Hignett at MGM Models

Where are you from?
I am from Amsterdam.
What would your dream shoot be?
My dream shoot would be in outer-space.
If you could have any pet in the world what would you have?
If I could have any pet in the world I would choose a pet monkey, but one that is small enough to keep on your shoulder.
Give us a fun fact about you.
Flint fact #31, I am half English and half Dutch.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
In ten years time I would see myself being 30…..Oh no!
Over and out.
Mats wears Jacket by Y/PROJECT and Shirt by YULIA YEFIMTCHUK.

Mats van Snippenberg at M Management

Where are you from?
I’m Dutch.
What do you like about modelling?
Meeting new people and seeing more of the world.
Describe yourself?
Young, and happy with passion.
What hobbies do you have?
My hobby is basketball.
What’s your current mood?
Happy and peaceful.
Max wears all clothes by YULIA YEFIMTCHUK.

Max Streetley at MGM Models

If you could go anywhere in the world right now where would you go?
I would go to Whistler bike park in Canada
What was the last song you listened to?
The last song I listened to was Flava D - He loves me.
What are you passionate about?
Down hill mountain biking.
Gustaaf wears all clothes by KENZO.

Gustaaf Wassink at M Management
What do you like about modelling?
Traveling, seeing practically everything of the world and meeting different cultures.
What is the soundtrack to your life right now?
Soundtrack of my life at the moment: Soundtrack of my life by Kid Cudi
What’s your favourite quote?
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
What were you like as a 5 year old?
I was best friends with my football.
Trevor wears suit by TIGER OF SWEDEN.

Trevor Feehan at MGM Models
What’s your favourite thing about modelling?
For me my favourite thing about modelling has to be not only the chance to travel, but the chance to meet all these amazing people. I feel I have built friends for life in the last year.
What is the soundtrack to your life at the moment?
The soundtrack to my life has to be “Life Round Here” by James Blake and Chance the Rapper. I listen to that song at least twice a day.
What is your favourite quote?
I’ve always tried to live my life by the quote "leave a legacy" it always reminds me to be as vibrant as I can everywhere I go.
What would your dream shoot be?
I have two dream shoots actually. The first would have to be bombing down a mountain on my longboard in a designer suit, and the second of a very similar nature would be to play hockey in a designer suit.
George wears all clothes by KENZO.

George Koh at MGM Models
Where are you from?
I’m from Liberia & Portugal, but I live in Camden, London.
What’s the sound track to your life right now?
"Hot Nigga" by Bobby Shmurda.
If you could be anywhere in the world right now where would you be?
Right now I would fly to Brazil and enjoy the weather.
If you could have a super power what would it be?
I would love to teleport to anywhere at any time. That would be a good super power.
What’s your biggest dream?
My biggest dream is to become a business owner, and use my money to help others and poorer countries.
What do you do other than model?
Travelling, painting and exploring life
James wears Jumper by KENZO.

James Phillips at MGM Models
Where are you from?
I'm from Australia.
What do you like most about modelling?
The travel and meeting lots of awesome people!
What is your favourite quote?
You have to be odd to be number one.
What is your current mood?
Excited for Paris fashion week!
If you could be any animal what would you be?
If I was an animal I’d be a duck... land, sea and air baby!
Adrien wears full look by SANKUANZ.

Adrien Lesueur at Elite Models
If you were an animal, what would you be?
I'd be a wolf.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation to go inside la Banque de France!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
On the beach tanning under tropic suns.
Elvis wears by all clothes by Y/PROJECT.

Elvis Jarrs at M Management
What was your favourite subject in school?
My favourite subjects in school were German, Politics and Philosophy, because I like to discuss things.
What’s your favourite childhood memory?
My favourite childhood memory is football championships. I used to organise them with a good friend where all the children in our Neighborhood would meet every month to see which team were the best in St Pauli.
What is the soundtrack to your life at the moment?
The last song I was listening too was "Refugee of Homeboy Sendman" this morning during my shower.


Styling by Glen Mban
Grooming by Akemi Kishida.
Words by Vilija Kasignaite.

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