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First Look: F***king Young!

November 1st, 2012 |Posted by Betty

After three years online, the popular Barcelona based website Fucking Young goes print for the first time ever for Fall 2012 with a new biannual men’s glossy art directed by the super cool Folch Studio. Focusing on “The Blonde” and featuring artwork/editorials/interviews with golden tressed artists and flaxen haired faces like Harry Goodwins,Vladimir IvanovPaul Boche, Shaun Ross and cover boy Sebastian Sauvé, Fucking Young looks to be a new must read for men’s fashion fanatics. (Preorder now here)


Sebastian Sauvé by JM Ferrater, with art direction by Jotaeme and styling by Laura Alcalde


Photography and art direction by Saty + Pratha. Styling by Lu Philippe Guilmette. Models: Felix at Dulcedo, Max Hart Barnwell, Nelson at Folio and Oliver S-L at Montage.


Giovanni L. Bassan by Alice Rosati


Artist Carles Congost


Paul Boche illustrated by Mario Gonzalez


Shaun Ross illustrated by Mario Gonzalez

Harry Goodwins, Sebastian Sauvé, Vladimir Ivanov by Saverio Cardia, styling by Lucio Colapietro

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iRevolution

October 26th, 2012 |Posted by Betty

It’s no question that the digital world has revolutionized the fashion industry; this week alone brands like Gucci launched their iPad magazine, Gucci Style and Vogue appointed Sally Singer as their Digital Creative Director. The ability to engage with their audiences on so many fronts is exciting yet also quite overwhelming in the challenge to keep the content fresh for an increasingly visually overloaded yet still voracious viewer. Companies that are not household names like Gucci/Vogue are also capitalizing on this hunger for information. More and more, just the one printed cover for a magazine or a solo image for a campaign, is a thing of the past. Behind the scenes videos and photos allow the audience to feel privy to what once was a secret world. We chatted briefly with photographer Chiun-Kai Shih who’s worked with GQ and Vogue, about his new male supermodel iPad only covers for Asian magazine, August Man Malaysia and about the changing nature of his fashion shoots.

MDC: So why the iPad only covers?

Chiun Kai Shih: The 3 covers are online cover exclusives, and it is for iPad only. Since August Man Malaysia is not around the world yet, many readers are able to read it only on their iPad, and we are offering for those readers more exclusive online covers for certain issues.

MDC: So that means that there’s still a print cover or two to come out! So, one word to describe Alex Lundqvist, Garrett Neff and Zhao Lei.

CKS: Alex – Intellectual. Garrett – Electrifying. Zhao – Inspirational.

MDC: You’ve been a Hipstamatic “ambassador” for 2 years now. So why do you take the behind the scene images? Do you shoot all your behind the scenes with Hipstamatic?

CKS: I’ve been an ambassador for Hipstamatic since they created the Chunky Lens back in 2010 (ed note: Chiun-Kai or “Chunky”‘s own Hipstamatic lens). I use Hipstamatic to supplement all my personal & professional shoots. Behind the scene images for me really started from just testing the effects with the Chunky lens. Then the magazines started to love the images and wanted to use the shots to document the whole process. It’s nice to show all the happiness and excitement we have on set with our readers. BHTS images started out like a private diary for myself, but now I’m glad that I can share these precious moments of my life with people that really enjoy iPhone photography.

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Dark HERO

October 17th, 2012 |Posted by Betty

Hero Magazine‘s new issue is out with an ode to “Volatile Opulence”, marking rising young face Matt Ardell‘s 3rd cover in a year. Shot by Christian Ferretti with styling by Gro Curtis, Matt wears the season’s strongest coats by 3.1 Phillip Lim, Belstaff, Emporio Armani, Prada, LV and more. The foreboding sky coupled with the ominous looking German Shepherd chicly complete the dark atmosphere. Interviews with Roberto Cavalli, Silvia Venturini Fendi, Lucas Ossendrijver, Stuart Vevers, contributions from Nicola Formichetti, Phillip Lim, Siki Im and a Dior Homme S/S 13 preview makes this new HERO a must buy for fall (click here to buy the issue, available online now and in stores Oct 22).

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It’s Showtime!

September 3rd, 2012 |Posted by Betty


As the countdown to the hectic month of shows begins in New York, we bring Eli Schmidt‘s video from the men’s shows that started the whole S/S 13 madness. For more images, check out Schmidt-Show.

Paris Backstage SS13 Eli Schmidt from elischmidt on Vimeo.

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Mr. Chow

May 23rd, 2012 |Posted by Betty

GQ China pays homage to the legendary Michael Chow in a super chic story by Blair Getz Mezibov. Marcus Teo styles Tony Thornburg who perfectly channels the famous restaurateur/actor, who became famous in the 70′s and 80′s for his restaurants populated by the likes of David Bowie, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Mr Chow has a long time association with fashion, once married to Grace Coddington, then to 70′s fashion icon Tina Chow and currently to Eva Chun. To read more about this fascinating figure in pop culture, click here.

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Blue Period

May 16th, 2012 |Posted by Betty

The always avant garde men’s style bible Man About Town is out with a new issue and the dreamy new story inside by Paolo Roversi doesn’t disappoint. Roversi, one of the remaining masters of romantic imagery combined with Katy England‘s terrific styling on unique new face Simon Sabbah make this editorial a serene treat for the eyes.

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New Ground

May 15th, 2012 |Posted by Betty

Last fall, Virgine Magazine’s inventive editorial with everyday objects as “clothing” caused quite a stir on the web. The whole team is back under a new moniker, The GROUND Magazine. We chatted with editor-in-chief Ryan Yoon on the relaunched and redesigned glossy.

MDC: Why the name change from Virgine to The GROUND?
Ryan Yoon
: We had to change the name because of possible conflict with Virgin Enterprise

MDC: What was your vision in the magazine’s redesign?
RY:
The GROUND Magazine is introducing a multiplicity of voices that parallel with the theme “Time” through “Connect,” “Charity” and “Cross Over & Innovation.”

MDC: One sentence that describes it.
RY:
A new platform bringing creatives together.

MDC: Interesting interviews for this issue?
RY:
Robert Polidori, Magnum Photos, Ralph Rucci, Lydia Hearst, Tommy Ton, Emma Summerton, Sebastian Kim, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld

MDC: Where can we find it?
RY:
It will be available in New York, Paris, London, Milan, Seoul, Tokyo and soon available online at The GROUND and Milk MADE


The Ground, photo by Magnum photographer, Herbert List


Sky Ferreira by Chek Wu


Dorothea Barth Jorgensen by Nicholas Ong


Mila Krasnoiarova by Robert Hamada


Lydia Hearst by Ryan Yoon


Tabea Kobach by Seiji Fujimori


Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld by Seiji Fujimori

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Bits & Bytes: Ghost World

May 10th, 2012 |Posted by Betty


We’re really enjoying Stevie Dance‘s new shopping site SHOP GHOST. Here’s the lovely Hannah Holman on Marc Jacobs, her favorite store in New York and her rings of choice at the moment.

Vogue and a slew of industry heavyweights like Tomas Meier, Jack Pierson, Doug Lloyd and Stewart Shining are looking for the next bright young photographer. The winner gets $10,000, a mentorship from Management Artists and a Red Epic-X camera. Get all the details here.

Here’s an insider’s view of the under-age factor for models by former Vogue bookings editor and model agent, Trudi Tapscott.

Here’s another reason models that aren’t emotionally ready for the rigors of the industry should not be allowed to work. The dangers of being a vulnerable young woman is highlighted in the Model Alliance’s article on the death of a model, seen from the perspective of her former roommate.

Read Ponyryder’s interview with current Vogue Italia cover girl Chrystal Copland.

Speaking of Vogue Italia, their sister site, Vogue Italia Curvy features Muse Models’ new plus size division.

“I saw beautiful young people who didn’t make it in that industry just because their look didn’t happen to be the look of the moment. I knew this wasn’t going to be a lasting, secure place to earn my income”

Who remembers Kathy Ireland, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model of the 80′s? Since then she’s quietly built a 2 BILLION dollar empire along with being a major philanthropist. A fascinating and inspirational read.

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