(Zak Stenmark @ Red, Jordan Stenmark @ Red, John Todd @ Next, Joel Meacock @ 2Morrow Model Management, photographs by Panos Yiapanis)
From a conversation between Italo Zuchhelli and Jennifer Venditti in T Magazine -
Italo, what kind of guys were you looking for this season?
Zucchelli: For this collection, I wanted a chic, sophisticated guy who was a little more mature and cultured with a more muscular physique. We certainly have a very international cast, but there is still an American attitude that is conveyed by the look of the models and which is carried through in the clothes. Jennifer Venditti really understood what I was looking for and brought us some really interesting new guys. For the second season, the show was styled by Panos Yiapanis. We have a very similar sensibility and approach to masculinity, and he has an amazing eye.
Where did you find the guys in the show?
Venditti: I really enjoy street casting and the thrill of the search, but for this season, we took a different approach and focused on smaller, lesser-known agencies and scouts from countries all over the world, with a focus on less obvious locations. We have many guys who have never been seen on the runways alongside some other very seasoned models. In the mix we have footballers, swimmers, rugby players, a medical student, an entrepreneur, and a hair stylist.