The increase in male models has to do with another trend–men’s growing interest in trendy fashion, some say.
Tonnie Bulenzi, the Chief Executive Director of Silhouette Fashion dHouse, who has hosted several fashion shows in various African countries and other parts of the world, explains.
“This is a global trend. In the diaspora, male models are high in demand,” Bulenzi told The Independent, “Various fashion shows have as many men as women walking on the runways or even more men than women these days. This is because men’s fashion is selling as well as women’s fashion and so men’s fashion products are in high demand too.”
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We are standing at the cusp of a wave with the men’s fashion industry growing and expanding remarkably fast. Although Rick Owens grabs headlines for the wrong reasons recently, it is a testament that there is a wonderfully healthy interest in men’s fashion.
The closest people that we have right now who are the Male supermodels of the fashion world consist of David Gandy and Sean O’ Pry. Even then, the media still lacks the interest to explore deeper to know them as people beyond their physiques. Look at the questions Sean O’ Pry was asked when he appeared in Taylor Swift’s music video; they are basically the same questions asked several times over. If it were Naomi Campbell acting as a deranged lunatic, believe me, Taylor Swift would have been outshoned. Then again, it’s Naomi Campbell. She is an interesting character.