Diplo is officially signed with Next Model Management, thus adding another hyphen to his job description. The DJ, label boss and Major Lazer kingpin, has always had a penchant for fashion, or to put it in Women’s Wear Daily words, “just always wanted to be a supermodel”.
Faith Kates, founder of Next Model Management, stated:
“We, at Next Management, have a huge appreciation for those who use their gifts to affect culture in a positive way. As fashion is representative of the collision of all pop cultures, we are confident that Diplo’s insight into culture and prowess in music will resonate with brands.”
Next Model Management, which also manages Kate Upton and Anna Cleveland, told Women’s Wear Daily that the signing was “inevitable” now that the creative worlds of art, fashion, and music are coming closer together. Diplo seems to be a perfect choice then since the Miami-born producer has millions of fans on social media and is, therefore, an interesting opportunity for international brands and companies to engage with electronic music fans.
Possibly to celebrate his future career of being handled by stylists, Diplo posted a photo from the Nile River this morning captioned, “Doing glam on the river while I enjoy a beer.”