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Follow DJ and model-on-the-rise Ashton Gohil

He's already walked for the hottest names – think Balmain, Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana

By Sonam Savlani  September 7th, 2016

Somewhere in between Olivier Rousteing’s torrent of posts around the Balmain S/S ’17 men’s collections in London, we noticed a set of razor-sharp cheekbones. And that’s how we met British-Indian model Ashton Gohil. Soon we noticed those fierce brows and piercing eyes everywhere—on the runways of Givenchy, Julien Macdonald and Dolce & Gabbana, among others. Even campaigns for Pull And Bear and adidas Originals.

The 20-year-old performing arts and literature grad (and self-confessed sneakerhead) stumbled into modelling. “I had been told by friends and family that I should try it, but I never went to see any agencies. I then got scouted while on the train in London a few years ago.” (FYI: He is represented by Elite Model Management, and shares the roster with cool kids like Ruth Bell and Bhumika Arora.) 

This East Londoner’s breakthrough moment came with a Stone Island campaign shot with renowned stylist Simon Foxton, the current fashion director of i-D. The highlight, though? “Working with Dolce & Gabbana in 2014. It was my first time in Milan and I had the great honour of walking for them. This is a brand that my family and I have loved for a long time, so it was a big deal for me!”

When he’s not casually getting photographed with Alessandra Ambrosio or chatting with Naomi Campbell backstage, he spins bass and house music as one half of DJ duo AUDI0comingS00N, which he started with fellow model Emmanuel Lawal. His addictive sets have taken him from underground haunt Bitterzoet (Amsterdam) to London-favourite Roundhouse. One way or another, Gohil will get your attention.

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