Model Village officially launched male models on the MV app during Men's Fashion Week AW 18 in London. To mark this occasion, from January 6-8th we hosted our MV lounge, open to agency signed models at 100 Wardour Street, a prime hotspot for the bi-annual fashion event!
The lounge offered a range of exciting privileges to the #MVModelMembers which the #MVBoys where able to enjoy. Congratulations to Sonny James who won the Fifa challenge and attend the Football League Cup Semi-final to watch the Arsenal - Chelsea match on the 10th of January!
Continue reading to discover what the #MVModelMembers got up to and check out a few highlights captured at the lounge.
Professional hair styling and head shots by Barber Kevin Luchmun
Kevin Luchmun is an award winning barber based in London. He is a L’Oréal colour trophy men's finalist and won the British hairdressing awards for men. His services even include professional courses, where he showcases a mixture of demonstrations and presentations to share tips for hair styling. He is also a photographer, capturing his own iconic style in a simplistic yet dramatic way.
The #MVBoys were all lucky to get some personalised styling tips by Kevin himself, before jumping in front of his lens to capture their polished looks.
Sketches by Charley Herman
What better way to highlight the creativity of the fashion month than with these beautifully curated sketches drawn by Artist, Illustrator and Creative Director Charley Herman. His creativity and individuality can be reflected across his Instagram, just like these amazing illustrations printed on glass! Check out his work and see for yourselves his unique talent!
Fashion Wardrobe by Always Rare
Unisex fashion brand Always Rare rocked out the #MVBoys with some awesome looks ready to impress any casting director. We love these images featuring @timo.v.sark and @oliver_smiles, showing their awesome jackets and hoodies which have super soft fabric and look so stylish on.
Fresh Faces by Monroe of London
After a busy day at the shows and running around with castings, what better way to relax than with a professional facial!
Monroe's history all started when two London photographers who'd spent years in the fashion industry and saw the need for a men's range. They then sought after researched advice of Harley Street aesthetics expert, Dr Aamer Khan and together the brand was born. Harley street in central London is especially known for it's large number of private specialists in medicine and surgery, showing the brand truly invested in industry insight to provide the best products for men.
The #MVBoys enjoyed daily visits with Monroe at the MV Lounge, giving great positive feedback about the high end quality of the products themselves and of course enjoy the facials! Check out their range including products like the Hydro Spray, which helps treat dehydrated skin to an immediate boost of hydration made from active ingredients like Aloe Vera, cucumber and green tea extracts.
Tattoos by Patrick Bates
Helping make the event one to remember, Patrick Bates visited the lounge on day 1 of #LFWM.
Ready and set with his professional equipment he provided personal tattoos full of meaning to the #MVModelMembers. Patrick's portfolio is famous for his unique designs and attention to detail with his unique style. For example a lot of the #MVBoys loved his defined capital block letters and delicate attention to detail within his illustrations such as flowers. Check out some of the designs he inked onto the #MVBoys at the lounge.
A healthy start to 2018 with Hummus Bros
Hummus Bros provided the #MVModelMembers with a super healthy start to 2018, offering a delicious and vegan selection of variously flavoured hummus, salads and falafels which got the #MVBoys' taste buds buzzing! Hummus Bro's first established their name once securing a massive fund through crowdfunding, showing they are definitely a loved healthy food brand to watch!
The #MVBoys also enjoyed Kind Bar's which offers a great variety of health bars with fresh nuts and fruits. Did you know that the fruit-and-nut snack is one of the fastest-growing energy and nutrition bars in the country and can be found in 80,000 locations nationally! So why not kick start 2018 with a healthy lifestyle and new approach towards your diet with these healthy, vegan and delicious meals.
A special visit from the #MVBabes
The #MVBabes even stopped by to visit the MV Lounge at #LFWM to join in the fun and were also captured posing for Kevin Luchmun. Check out these amazing shots we love featuring and @euthaisalmeida @karlakuhlm! 💕
MV attends Blood Brother's A/W 18 show
Model Village also attended the Blood Brother A/W18 show at 180 Strand to celebrate #LFWM. Blood Brother is a British fashion brand with a cutting-edge approach to creating menswear, footwear, and accessories collections.
The show's atmosphere itself was incredibly upbeat with everyone showing high enthusiasm and excitement into what was to come. The models who walked in the show projected a strong yet comfortable appeal, showing the reality of the clothes and the brand's place in the modern world.
As featured in Vogue and GQ the collection was a huge success with a unique angle on men's fashion showing a mixture of prints, colourful pieces and statement jumpers. Blood Brother defines itself by a "highly distinctive, precision-led aesthetic that breeches the gap between contemporary fashion and streetwear" according to #LFWM. So it's clear the A/W18 defiantly stapled this signature identity of the brand with its collection.
Thanks so much again to everyone who visited the lounge and enjoyed the MV perks! A special thanks to Monroe London, Always Rare, Hummus Bros, Patrick Bates and Kevin Luchmun who helped make the event such a success 🎉
Stay tuned for the next editions of the MV Lounge at LFW Men's...