Established in New York in 1989, the agency quickly expanded into key markets, including London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles and Miami. Publications and brands know to look to Next for the best new faces and the most established fashion models with global recognition. With top models such as Abbey Lee, Malgosia Bela, Meghan Collison, Marloes Horst, Suvi Koponen, and Zuzanna Bijoch as a part of its roster, Next oversees the successful careers of the most internationally recognizable faces. Our men’s division is proud to represent superstars including Andrés Velencoso, David Agbodji, Marlon Teixeira, and Larry Scott.
The agency has become known as having an innate eye for finding talent and building dynamic and long lasting careers – models such a Molly Sims, Cordy Horn, Joy Bryant, and Jaime King have made the transition from fashion to film seamlessly while being guided by Next.
With a successful history in finding top models, the evolution of Next continues. The Next Branding team has agents that specialize in special bookings for top celebrities and talent on a global scale. Ensuring that a talent’s branding in the fashion and beauty world is strategic and has longevity, talent such as Alexa Chung, Alice Dellal, Edgar Ramirez, Ellie Goulding, Harley Viera-Newton, Lana Del Rey, Lou Doillon, Rita Ora, Suki Waterhouse and many others, all partner with Next to connect them with the leading global brands that support their careers.
In 2011, Next acquired the leading agency representing chefs, TwoTwelve Management. Rounding out the dynamic roster of talent now are household names including Tom Colicchio, Geoffrey Zakarian, David Burke, and Michael Symon.
Partners Faith Kates and Joel Wilkenfeld started their agency small and grew aggressively. They are now the owners of the leading fashion model agency in the world and continue to grow their business through their creative energies, ideas and relationships.