Ear to Ear

January 11th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

There is no smiling in high fashion. Seriously.

There was a point in the pre-recession days (if you can remember those) when spotting a smile on a cover or in a campaign was was something akin to seeing Anna Dello Russo in khakis and Keds – it simply wasn’t done. Don’t believe us? Take a look at Fashion Iconography for a year by year cover rundown of blank stares and suggestive pouting.

We’re not sure if it is the lighter than air feeling of spring’s floucy separates, the inescapable influence of smize-queen Tyra Banks, or a tie in deal with Crest, but this season is all about laughing, grinning and being incessantly cheerful.

Mirte Maas and Mathias Bergh‘s Tom Ford ads are beyond upbeat and bordering on manic – who would guess that Mr. Ford himself was behind the camera? Beneath all that carefully crafted sexiness, we knew he had a sense of humor.

Julia Stegner, Miranda Kerr and a couple of baby goats for Bally. Cavity. Inducing. sweetness.

Only a hint of a grin for Bottega Veneta, but seeing Liya Kebede always makes us smile. Plus, lets be real who wouldn’t be grinning if they found themselves in the possession of that tote.

Arizona Muse for Isabel Marant, stuck in the backseat of a convertible (cars are another of the season’s big fashion ad motifs, see Prada’s gas station-fest) shielding her face from the sun and STILL smiling.

Hearing the words Milla Jovovich by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, automatically makes you think of a really arty black and white shoot, possibly with some cool face painting or an M/M Paris design scrawled along the side. Luckily I&V are saving that kind of stuff for Justin Bieber this month and instead have graced us with this shot of an ecstatic Milla.

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Bon Voyage

November 11th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Nothing beats a magazine that is good from start to finish and the latest issue of BON delivers with page after page of great content. From the gorgeous cover featuring Mona Johannessen, to the preview of Sweden’s S/S 11 collections with an all Swedish cast featuring Anna Mellbin, Gabriel Gronvik, Mathias Bergh, Frida Gustavsson, Johanna Jonsson, and Lovisa Axelsson Hager. The lengthy story by Hasse Nielsen serves as a great introduction to the Swedish fashion scene and features the work of stylists Marcus Soder, Naomi Itkes and Robert Rydberg.






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Man Oh Man

July 16th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

Let’s not forget some of our favorite men coming out this fall. Man of the season Oleg Antosik cuts a striking figure for cK Calvin Klein by Fabien Baron. The always in demand Sean O’Pry headlines a stellar and sophisticated cast of Mathias Bergh, Jake Davies and hot newcomer Corey Baptiste in a debonair DKNY Men campaign by Nathaniel Goldberg. You’ll be seeing much more of Nikola Jovanovic come fall, here’s a classic image of him by Emilio Tini for Gianfranco Ferre Eyewear. Ian O’Brien has been a recent editorial favorite; he breaks out here this season with his first major campaign for Marc by Marc Jacobs by perennial MJ lensman, Juergen Teller. Terron Wood showcases his versatility and dynamic moves for artist/director Robert Longo‘s turbulent Bottega Veneta campaign. All so different yet so marvelous. What catches your eye the most?

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Men In Black

July 8th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

With two simple and effective shots Robbie Fimmano and Karl Templer sum up both sides of Dolce & Gabbana’s iconic mens collections; on one hand you have the old world Italian influences and on the other the debonair and modern luxury. The crisp images featuring Paolo Anchisi, Tyler Riggs, Berthold Rothas, Yuri Pleskun, Clement Chabernaud, Francisco Lachowski, Simon Nessman, Marcel Castenmiller, Max Motta, Michael Wozniak, Taylor Fuchs, Brad Alphonso, Niels Raabe, Mathias Bergh, Ian O’Brien, Laurent Albucher, Matthew Coatsworth, Brett Reeves, Mark Cox and Rodrigo Calazans are the perfect tribute to Dolce’s 20 years of menswear.

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Sing for the Moment

June 29th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Prada’s F/W womenswear campaign is a colorful ode to torch singers and intimate nightclubs; the blue tinted photos by Steven Meisel feature an all-star cast lead by Angela Lindvall, who takes on the role of chanteuse with aplomb. Valerija KelavaMiranda KerrDaria StrokousSigrid AgrenKim Dall ArmiClement ChabernaudMark Cox, and Mathias Bergh come together to create a scene straight out of Fellini – do you think the ads do the F/W collection justice?

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The Italian Job

June 21st, 2010 |Posted by Betty

As Milan men’s show wraps up for S/S 11, a flurry of Fall/Winter 10 campaigns descend. The venerable Italian powerhouses of Dolce & Gabbana, Miu, Miu and Prada all reveal their direction come September. What’s inspiring you for fall?

Steven Meisel for Prada Men F/W 10. Mathias Bergh and Angela Lindvall


Prada image 2:Valerija Kelava and Kim Dall Armi, Daria Strokous and Clement Chabernaud, Mark Cox and Sigrid Agren, Angela and Mathias.


Steven Klein for Dolce & Gabbana Men F/W 10. Arthur Kulkov, Adam Senn, Noah Mills, Evandro Soldati, Sam Webb


Steven Klein for Dolce & Gabbana F/W 10 Campaign Preview. Max Schneider and Madonna


Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Miu Miu F/W 10. Ginta Lapina and Siri Tollerod

Image sources: Mega Models Germany, New York Models, Joy Models, the Fashionspot, Dolce & Gabbana.com

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The Heroic Trio

January 22nd, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Arthur opens Jil Sander, Jacob opens Pringle, Simon closes Cavalli. (images from catwalking.com via tFS)

Our top 3 catwalkers for Milan men’s F/W 10 are Arthur Daniyarov, Jacob Coupe and Simon Nessman. These three young men walked the most prestigious brands and open AND closed the most shows compared to their compatriots, not a small feat with all the great talent that flocked there.Top 50 models Bastiaan Ninaber, Jakob Hybholt, Mark Cox, Mathias Bergh, Matvey Lykov, Philipp Bierbaum, runway king Casey Taylor and rising young stars, former top newcomer Charlie France and Julius Beckers also had impressive showings. Once Paris ends Sunday, we’ll bring you MDC’s top male newcomers of Milan and Paris.

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And it begins!

January 17th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Alex Dunstan opens Burberry. Image from Catwalking via tFS.

The Fall/Winter 10/11 shows kick off in Milan with the men’s shows starting Saturday. Burberry gets our nod for most media savvy with their live stream of the show. You can check it out at live.burberry.com. The collection, with arguably one of the most coveted lineups of coats ever seen, was a huge hit with the fans who were able to comment as the show livestreamed. Many of the brand’s favorite faces, former MOTW’s Lasse Pedersen,and Albert Krarup, Tom Nicon, Jeremy Young, Charlie France, Robert Rae , James Hampson made their requisite walks but modeling fans enjoyed seeing the the next generation of male faces on the Burberry catwalk.

Alex Dunstan opens and closes the iconic brand (you can check out Alex’s OTM interview here). Expect Benoni Loos, Robbie Wadge, Mathias Bergh, Mark Cox, George Barnett, Bastiaan Ninaber, William Eustace, Jonas Kesseler, former MOTW Alexandre Imbert and Jakob Hybholt to continue to dominate for the next 2 weeks.

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