WBM/AUTR – Fashion – Volume 1 – February 2013 

Model and Comedian Kenny Willamson steps onto the scene with striking features and a wit to match.

How long have you been modeling and how did you get your start?

I’ve been formally modeling for about 2-3 years. I got started whilst living in Japan. I was working in a very shady bar in Osaka a few years ago, and one of my customers was the Marketing Director of Uniqlo, and she asked me to model for her company. And that pretty much got me started.

How would you describe your style, and is there any particular designer(s) and/or fashion house(s) that have influenced you?

My style is ultra-modern. I’m not influenced by any “one” particular person. My style is influenced by all the people I’ve met in Japan. It’s an amalgamation of what I’ve encountered in Osaka.

How would you describe the energy that Fashion Week brings to New York and the industry as a whole?

I’m still fairly new to New York, but the last fashion week brought a lot of outside energy. As models and fashion designers from all over the world descended upon the city. The mixing of so many ideas from all over the world is what makes New York such a great city.

This article is part of a series of excerpts from our first edition digital magazine. Read the full interview HERE.