Fresh off an eyecatching redesign, American menswear journal Essential Homme gets a head start on Fall with its new August/September issue, out this week. A grown-up Daniel Radcliffe stares out from the front cover, and the issue is packed with enticing styles for the cold days to come, kicked off by a collections story featuring iconic brands from Louis Vuitton and Hermès to Dior Homme and Lanvin. Designer interviews with Gucci’s Frida Giannini, Gieves & Hawkes’ Jason Basmajian, and rising star Patrik Ervell add some heft, interspersed with a variety of visions for Fall 2014. Mark Cox takes on smooth turtlenecks in an Eighties-inspired story, while the three finalists from the magazine’s casting search with Wilhelmina are dressed up in denim. Philip Witts and Rasmus Hååg—themselves finalists from last year’s VMAN/Ford Models Model Search—are sleek in an all-HUGO story, and Alexander Ferrario and Misa Patinszki take on some of the season’s more daring looks in an autumnal feature. New faces Nick Shaw and McClain Driver, shine in 2 other graphic editorials. Covering everything from sleek suiting to chunky Nineties creepers, the latest Essential Homme proves to be the ultimate resource for the season ahead.
Mark Cox by AP Kim, styled by Terry Lu
Alexander Ferrario and Misa Patinszki by Saverio Cardia, styled by Simona Carippo
Rasmus Hååg (Ford) and Philip Witts by AP Kim, styled by Terry Lu
Mclain Driver by AP Kim, styled by Terry Lu
Nick Shaw (IMG) by Kevin Sinclair (See Management), styled by Alex Van Der Steen
William Roy (Wilhelmina) by Karl Simone, styled by Terry Lu
Daniel Radcliffe by Kevin Sinclair (See Management), styled by Michael Fisher