With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week less than a month away, Fashion Reverie takes a look at a very familiar face that has graced the runways of MBFW for several seasons. From several high-profile campaigns for Ralph Lauren to campaigns with Nautica, Nick + Campbell, Devon Scott, Phat Farm, to being a featured face in Rihanna’s “Man Down” video to editorials in Vogue Homme Japan, Interview, the Urban Gentleman, and DSection magazines, Jamaican supermodel Oraine Barrett is still going strong.
Currently, few male models have high-profile careers that span several seasons. You can count them on two hands—Tyson Beckford, Sean O’Pry, David Gandy, Ryan Burns, Arthur Kulkov, Simon Nussman, Sebastian Suave, Andre Pejic, and a few others. The turnover is so fast. But, since 2008 Oraine Barrett has kept himself right in the mix by understanding that less is more. Instead of attempting to acquire work from designers and brands that go against his fashion DNA, this gentle giant has strategically planned a career that has given him longevity.
Fashion Reverie was given the unique opportunity to interview Oraine Barrett as he prepares himself for the upcoming fall/winter 2014 season. Our Celebrity Style Editor Tijana Ibrahimovic talks to Oraine about fashion, relationships, and how he keeps his physique in tiptop condition. There are also a few surprises in this exclusive interview. Enjoy!!!