Friday, August 1, 2008

Red Models

Red Models has done a bang-up job with scouting new talent lately, moving Red from below the radar to the forefront and establishing the small agency as a force to be reckoned with. This could not have been more evident to me than backstage where I not only came across their guys time and time again, but actually fell in love with a few. Their boys killed it at the shows and I'd say it's time to give credit where credit is due.

Stan Jouk and Shaun Haugh (of Jil Sander fame) were the first to put Red on the map, but I'd say Julius Beckers (my personal favorite and one of the season's breakout stars) has garnered the agency it's most recent recognition (and biggest coup as far as I'm concerned.) Emerging "It-Boy" Tyler Riggs, who you'll be seeing a lot of this Fall with Kate Moss, is certainly doing his part in increasing the agency's cache value. Throw this season's "must-have" Reid Prebenda in there (who though exclusive with Hugo Boss I still managed to shoot everywhere from Dior Homme to Calvin Klein) along with past fave Francesco Balestra (who I've ignorantly covered on the V blog as Francisco) and I'd say you have the makings of a great board.

And those are just the ones we know. They've got a whole slew of boys gaining speed over there. With Trent Kendrick, Chris Pulliam, Daniel Evans and Ferdi Sibbel leading the pack. Red has also become the go-to agency for the black model, with the exotic Dominique Hollington (who looked amazing at Givenchy) Marcus Lloyd, Salieu Jalloh, Shawn Sutton and Wendell Lissimore.

And that's not all. There's this guy, Sascha Kooienga, who caught my eye in Milan. As well as a couple little hottie's no one's even seen, Claudio Iglesias and Dean Sibrizzi. Yes, I would say Red Models has arrived. Well done guys!

Julius Beckers

Chris Pulliam

Tao Fernandez

Reid Prebenda

Dominique Hollington

Ferdi Sibbel

Daniel Evans

Francesco Balestra

Marcus Lloyd

Julian Chanca

Shaun Haugh

Shawn Sutton

Neto Datti

Salieu Jalloh

Trent Kendrick

Wendell Lissimore

Tyler Riggs


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Red Models also
Keep up the good work- x

Anonymous said...

Reid Prebenda (Benetton, Just Cavalli, D&G, etc) was also one of the staples who put Red on the map when they were Citizen Models a few years back. All the boys from Citizen stayed in tact and loyal through the thick and thin. Also add Nelson Neives (Levis) to the mix....back from the Citizen days....and don't forget the elusive David Morris. Go RED....and thanks to JD for the BIG UP!!

katrina said...

I find smaller agencies more pleasant to deal with. I guess thats because they are more eager to please. It's nice when a newer agency starts doing well. Nice of you to give them "props" JD- Katrina

Love the blog:)

Miss Jeffrey said...

I love working with the men's board at Red! Their so easy to work with and always very nice!

Jon said...

JD, thanks for using my photo of Sascha! He's a great guy and Red is the real deal.


joseph bleu said...

You said it right!
red it it.

i have alot of respect and admiration for those guys!

i did a little dedication.

on my blog

and also see julius's beginning!
his first session

specimen models said...

there is a mistake in your posting Sascha wasn't discovered by red models...Sascha as well as Josh p. were found by specimen models and Groege, John, and David stole them both from specimen...So Sascha wouldn't be anywhere with out the help from Sean Bennett and from Specimen Models

Anonymous said...

i just saw a cool editorial with Sascha at

he's amazing. thanks for finding him.