Founded by Faith Kates & Joel Wilkenfeld, NEXT Management is known for discovering and propelling the world’s most recognisable models to stardom. By managing fashion careers in the same vein as that of any other entertainer, NEXT has forged personal brands for our roster of talent, in turn building dynamic and long-lasting careers.
Proud to champion personality and diversity throughout the roster, clients know to come to NEXT’s expert management team for newcomers and supermodels with global recognition. NEXT secures meaningful endorsements across the board and provides visionary leadership with model and talent wellbeing at the core.
NEXT's diversity continues in the performers and creatives who entrust NEXT to support their international careers with authentic and strategic brand partnerships in fashion and beauty. NEXT pioneered the launch of the first digital influencers management division in 2009 and continues to work with the highest profile talent in the digital arena.
In 2015, NEXT partnered with Métier Creative, a digital creative marketing and branding agency co-founded by Stacie Brockman & Erin Kleinberg, formerly of The Coveteur. The partnership unites NEXT’s extensive network of top-tier influencers and their respective brand partners with Métier’s full creative marketing strategy service.
Faith Kates & Joel Wilkenfeld started their agency small and grew aggressively. With a 25-year heritage, NEXT Management continues to grow business through creative energies, ideas and relationships.
NEXT Models is proud to represent top international talent. Supermodels include Anna Cleveland,Arthur Kulkov, Binx Walton, David Agbodji, Grace Elizabeth, Grace Hartzel, Karmen Pedaru, Marjan Jonkman, Riley Montana, Selena Forrest and Yuri Pleskon. Talent include icons Alexa Chung, Caroline de Maigret and Jane Birkin, musicians Lana Del Rey, Dua Lipa, Travis Scott, Rita Ora and M.I.A., actors Edgar Ramirez, Noomi Rapace, Abbey Lee, Anna Brewster and Callum Turner. Creatives include Camille Charriere of Camille Over the Rainbow, Rumi Neely, Alice Dellal and Langley Fox Hemingway.