Established in New York in 1989, the agency quickly expanded into key markets: 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 supermodels such as Arizona Muse, Kate Upton, Anais Mali, Marloes Horst, Binx, and Anna Cleveland and Lineisy Montero as a part of its roster, Next oversees the successful careers of the most internationally recognizable faces.
The agency has become known as having an innate eye for finding talent and building dynamic and long lasting careers – models such a Abbey Lee, Molly Sims, Cody Horn 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, NEXT’s evolution continues where the Talent division connect top fashion influencers and leading brands on a global scale. Ensuring that branding within the fashion and beauty arena has strategic longevity, talent such as Alexa Chung,Rita Ora, Caroline De Maigret, Alice Dellal, Lana del Rey, Ellie Goulding, A$AP Rocky, Suki Waterhouse and many others, all partner with NEXT to connect them with the leading global brands that support their careers.
Known for visionary leadership, NEXT opened the first global influencers management division in 2009, representing the highest profile fashion bloggers including Kristina Bazan of Kayture, Shea Marie of Peace Love Shea, and Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat.
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, Anne Burrell and Michael Symon.
In 2013, NEXT expander further through the acquisition of the leading Artist Management company headed up by industry leader Gina Duckworth. NEXT Artists now proudly represents America’s best hair, make up, stylists, tailors, and illustrators under its creative umbrella.
In 2015, NEXT partnered exclusively with Métier Creative, a digital creative marketing and branding agency co-founded by Stacie Brockman and Erin Kleinberg, both formerly of The Coveteur. This partnership unites NEXT’s extensive network of top-tier influencers and their respective brand partners with Métier’s full creative marketing strategy services.
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.