New York Fashion Week: Men’s is back for the first time in decades. Typically, menswear shows have been lumped together with women’s lines during fall fashion week in September. The new standalone event is organized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and combines emerging brands with established houses.
The event began yesterday in New York City, and one particular male model is already standing out among the crowd, becoming a favorite of Karl Lagerfeld. His name is Charlie James, and the 17 year-old British model has a surprising trademark: braces. He recently told i-D, “I’ve had my braces on for about three years and I think they’re gonna be on for a while longer. I thought they were going to have the opposite effect, but it turns out that people book me because of them.”