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That Paul Rowland

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Word on the street, and what I'm hearing personally, is that Paul Rowland is in the midst of assembling a team, and 2014 should see his comeback into the modeling world—post Ford. Put that way it seems he's to more likely start his own agency than helm an existing one—say IMG, who last week lost Kyle Hagler to NEXT NY.

As to what this new agency might be called, we don't know. I'm sure it wont be called Super Supreme, or Female.

As to the type of girl he might be seeking, it could in line with the one girl appearing on his Instagram, one by name of Ksenia (seen above). [Update: Her full name is Ksenian Sukhinova, former miss russia and miss world].

As for representation and mood, a friend points out to pay attention to clues, also on his Instagram, such as the below images:

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Tidbit: Nike & Riccardo Tisci Collaboration

Style File:



Look04-099rRVBThe Givenchy designer has exclusively revealed to Style.com that he has collaborated with Nike. The fruits of the partnership, which will bear the logo NIKE RT, will arrive in stores and on Nike.com this Spring. “For me, Nike represents a lot: my childhood, America,” Tisci said. “In Europe, America is the flag, McDonald’s, Marlboro, and Nike, for a kid it’s very important.” The respect goes both ways. “We were impressed by his vision,” Ian Ginoza, Nike’s Global Footwear Director, said. “I personally wear some of the t-shirts; that’s something that Riccardo does well, blurring the lines with street fashion.”

Kyle Hagler Leaves IMG to Become President of Next Management

Hollywood Reporter:


Kyle Hagler IMG Models senior manager Kyle Hagler has joined rival modeling agency Next Management as president of its New York division, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Hagler will report to Next co-CEOs Faith Kates and Joel Wilkenfeld.

“Kyle is a brilliant manager and a creative strategist,” Kates said in a statement. “We are so excited to be working with him and look forward to his ideas and experience in this ever-changing industry. He is a star maker with an amazing eye for talent and such elegant style!”

During his 17-year career at IMG, he launched the careers of Joan Smalls, Hilary Rhoda and Liya Kebede. He has also worked with Heidi Klum and Naomi Campbell and repped Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Karmen Pedaru. IMG Worldwide was acquired by WME last month after the Hollywood agency submitted a winning $2.35 billion bid.



Two hours ago NEXT tweeted "hi" to which Hagler replied "Hi.   Super excited for this future" to which NEXT responded with "Same".

In an interview with Interview Magazine last year, Hagler recounted a little history:

All through college, the goal was to become an entertainment attorney. Then I realized in my senior year that I hadn't taken an LSAT or applied to law school or done anything in the way of moving into law. But because I was majoring in business management, I realized I could actually pair that skill with the business of model management. So I went to New York to meet with different agencies and landed at IMG. That was '96. Ivan [Bart] was actually the guy I was told to meet. He was the new guy at IMG, and he was shaking things up and making things happen. I met with him, and after a couple of hours, he said, "We would love for you to start here in two weeks." I accepted on the spot.



Question on everyone's mind is, of course, if and when will the defections begin?

Tidbit: Juergen Teller Didn’t Want to Shoot Miley

WWD:


Not everyone in Jacobs’ camp seems to share his opinion, though. Jacobs usually works on collection campaigns with Juergen Teller, but this season’s choice of Sims, who shot the recent beauty campaign, had a simple explanation. “I have worked with Juergen for years and love him as an artist,” Jacobs said. “He just didn’t want to shoot her.”

Tidpit: Olivier Zahm Set to Release 'Diary' (Rizzoli, 2014)

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On view for tonight’s launch at 032c Workshop are exclusive photographs by Zahm, from his upcoming book Diary (Rizzoli, 2014), objects that might make you hallucinate by Rotganzen, as well as photography documenting the recent political unrest in Kiev by Kurmaz.

Women Management Sold To PGM

WWD: PGM Acquires Women Management Agency Branches


Pacific Global Management Group (PGM) has acquired modeling agency Women Management’s Paris and New York branches from Arca Fashion SpA. PGM, which bought a controlling stake in Elite World in 2011, also owns the Italian luxury lingerie brand La Perla and the China-based entertainment label Gold Typhoon.

The move is part of a strategy to strengthen Elite World’s presence in North America and expand its international scope, keeping the Elite and Women brands separate but uniting them in structure. Terms of the deal, which excluded Women’s Milan branch, were not disclosed.

IMG Said To Be Sold For $2.4 Bilion

BoF: Silver Lake Said in Deal for $2.4 Billion Purchase of IMG Agency


Silver Lake Management LLC and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment LLC agreed to buy talent agency IMG Worldwide Inc. from Forstmann Little & Co. for about $2.4 billion, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

The board of New York-based IMG approved the agreement, said the person, who asked not to be identified as the information is private. The companies intend to announce the sale tomorrow, two people said.

The combination of IMG and William Morris would create an agency with top talent cutting across both sports and entertainment. William Morris represents some of Hollywood’s biggest actors, directors and writers, including Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Adding IMG’s stable of athletes and models, including Peyton Manning and Gisele Bundchen, will create television and digital opportunities for William Morris, said former Madison Square Garden President Bob Gutkowski.


Update: WWD reports the deal is $2.3 Billion. In 2004 IMG was worth $750 Millions.

Dazed Overhaul

BoF: Dazed Scales Back Print to Six Issues Per Year, Expands on Web



Dazed-and-confused-carey-mulligan-james-franco-656x429In a strategy shift, Dazed Group, one of fashion’s most respected youth-focused media companies, is set to overhaul its Dazed & Confused print publication, repositioning it as the “leading independent fashion and culture magazine” and reducing its frequency to 6 times per year, starting in the first half of 2014.

“People are changing their reading habits,” said Jefferson Hack, founder and editorial director of Dazed Group. “Now, mobile is in people’s hands every day and they are getting their news and fix of culture from a mix of media. So, the print magazine has to become something more than it was. It has to become a printed manifesto and make a radical statement with more elaborate photography and more inspiring content. It has to be collectable and set the agenda,” he continued.

Ali Kavoussi Leaves Women for The Lions

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Former Women Management agent Ali Kavoussi is leaving after six years to start his own modeling agency called The Lions, and he's taking some big names with him.


Amongst those Ali is taking with him are Guinevere van Seenus, Angela Lindvall, Anne V, Jessica Hart, Irina Shayk. All of whom were announced as now represented by the Lions, on the agency's blog.

A correction to the E's article: The Lions' agency already existed. We spoke about it back in June, and was actually co-founded in 2012 by model Madisyn Ritland and founder of Florida Prodigy Model Management, Marianne Tamposi. Hired then to run it were Silent Paris' agents Eric & Vincent. They seem to have not worked out in the NY market, and so Ali is now in the picture.

Report: Louie Chaban Fired From Elite

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According to a now deleted posting on tFS.

True or False? Comment section wide open.

In 2011 Elite brought on Chaban after:


"a mass exodus of agents, many of whom took their best (and most profitable) faces along with them. Coco Rocha, Alessandra Ambrosio, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, and Kate King, among others, devotedly followed their agents to Wilhelmina, DNA Models, Marilyn Agency, and Ford Models, respectively (with the exception of Brasch Nielsen, who was placed at Marilyn). With many of their notable faces now gone, Elite's board suffered this spring 2012 runway season, with nary a single new face landing on a major catwalk."

The Cut


If true, who will Elite bring-on this time? A friend mulled: Paul Rowland? Yo, Paulie.

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Balenciaga SoHo 4

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CR Fashion Book:


The resplendent 4,120 square foot space is a collaboration between Alexander Wang and designer Ryan Korban—who have, together, combined the House’s new design identity with inspiration from the historical House at 10 Avenue George V, an aesthetic established by Cristóbal Balenciaga. The space is covered in awe-inspiring green Verde Ramegiatto (triple height) marble walls that echo the marble runway from Wang’s debut collection. The walls eventually meet a classic, black and white tile floor—a nod to Cristóbal’s Haute Couture House.


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i-D Welcomes You To Their New Digital Presence



i-D:


LONDON AND NEW YORK (November 15, 2013) - Today i-D, the iconic British fashion and lifestyle publication, debuts a reimagined online presence at i-D.vice.com.
 
i-D.co launches with the premiere of M.I.A.'s new video Y.A.L.A. (You Always Live Again), an original i-D commission in collaboration with KENZO and directed by Daniel Sannwald.
 
i-D’s new, innovative, video-driven site profiles the most captivating personalities in fashion and culture; examines the intersection of fashion and music, film and design; and debuts up-and-coming talent and emerging trends around the globe.
 
Visually arresting site design, original videos and a completely rethought user experience are at the heart of i-D’s redesign. Interviews, opinion pieces, personal columns and exclusive high definition shoots with fashion and artistic legends and rising icons including Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne, Rick Owens, Sky Ferreira, Childish Gambino, Lily McMenamy, Christopher Shannon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Danny Brown and King Krule join the line up.
 
Throughout its 33-year history, i-D has established a unique reputation for building and nurturing a loyal family of collaborators within the fashion industry. The new i-D site is the next chapter in this approach, and as the site grows, a global audience will help to shape, and contribute to, the digital i-D.
 
Users can construct their own, individually curated i-D experience; tagged interest topics feed into a personalized stream on the site, whilst intelligent content nurtures discovery of talent, trends and features to become part of their own personalised archive at i-D.