#206 Vinnie Woolston – from Agyness to Formichetti


Photo: Runway Reporter

As seen on Runway Reporter last Friday, New Zealand model Vinnie Woolston chumming it up with Brit superstar Agyness Deyn at the House of Holland after party during London Fashion Week. The boy from Raglan, (repped in New Zealand by 62 Models) has been modelling up a storm in London for the past few months with FM Models (also rising star Levi Clarke’s London agents).

My Australasian readers will most likely recognise Woolston from the racy Wrangler Strangler TVC, (above) where he struggles to get his jeans over his crotch. Besides Wrangler, Woolston has also featured in numerous other campaigns here and in Australia, including Sunglass Hut, Zambesi and Nom*D.


Photo: FM Models (with Josh Beech)

Described as having “a winning personality” by one of his agents, since being in London Woolston has shot editorials with US and British GQ, Arena, Numero, iD and Dazed and Confused, including the above shoot with models.com‘s #10 on the top 50 male models list Josh Beech, and #19 Cole Mohr (not pictured). According to 62 Models, he also recently shot “something for Hermes”, though no word on whether it’s a campaign or when it’s coming out.


Photo: Nicola Formichetti’s Blog


Photo: Nicola Formichetti’s Blog (Vinnie pretending to kiss what looks to be a poster of Miranda Kerr)

But it was the two photos above that really caught my eye today, as seen on Nicola Formichetti’s Blog. I was on there looking at the post about young male model Randy Johnston who died in the weekend – read all about it at Patty Huntington’s frockwriter blog.

Nicola Formichetti is perhaps the biggest name in styling right now, with his resume including fashion stylist, Creative Director DAZED & CONFUSED. Fashion Director VOGUE HOMMES JAPAN, Senior Fashion Editor ANOTHER MAN, and Contributing Fashion Editor V and VMAN. The above photos were included in a post titled MAVI JEANS / TOSCANI – BODRUM, TURKEY! which leads this blogger to believe that Woolston was shooting the Turkey denim label Mavi Jeans’ campaign, styled by Nicola Formichetti.

So does it get any better than that for a young model? Well, apparently it must. As told to me today by 62 Models, Woolston is on his way back home to New Zealand this weekend for the summer. Why? Your guess is as good as mine, but I hope he does whatever he needs to do here and gets back over there as quickly as possible. Boy’s got a career to think of!

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