In the face of a succession of parading male models, one cannot help but realise this industry is moved by endless changes and equivocal relationships with uniformity. When a model becomes the man of the moment, the front of an ad campaigns, star of magazine covers, lists record breaking number of runway walks and hits hundreds of thousands of social media followers there comes a moment when what follows is alienating fame. Easily discarded with yet another search for a new look, a new face, a different kind of a model. At the times the fashion industry often seemingly celebrates conformity season after season a certain model look prevails.
So where does that lead us, in the context of MMSCENE? Well, I hope that we give our readers as well as our contributors the chance to discover varied definitions of beauty, whether in fashion, writing, photography or art. Our cover star this month, Andres Velencoso, is an iconic face however at 41, he has also broken free of the confines of a conventional male model career, walking away from the dire schedule of catwalk shows, and discovering the freedom to do what he most enjoys.