A new male-model trend has emerged. From Cole Mohr to Tyler Riggs to Josh Beech, all of fashion’s latest “It” boys have that awkward but adorable high-school punk look. The latest to join the bunch is British cutie Ash Stymest. He’s got multiple tattoos on his arms and gauges in his ears, so Hedi Slimane (naturally) fell in love. He shot the 17-year-old for his personal work and the premiere cover of Japanese Men’s Vogue. Since then, he’s appeared in spreads for glossies like i-D, Wonderland, and Dazed & Confused. And eagle-eyed runway watchers might recognize Stymest from Balenciaga’s spring show. Shoot, if we knew this was going to be the trend years ago, we wouldn’t have taken out all of our piercings and cleaned up our act. Oh well.
Model Profile: Ash Stymest
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