First Look: The Greatest

April 12th, 2013 |Posted by models.com

Take a glimpse of the newest issue of The Greatest Magazine with minimalistic spreads of the season’s most coveted looks. The Italian magazine’s third issue, focusing on the theme of “Water”; features Paolo Zerbini shooting Tomek Szczukiecki for the cover (who’s shorn of his signature long locks). Some of the best new faces of the season are featured in staple pieces from the latest Spring Summer collections of Maison Martin Margiela, Jil Sander, Kenzo and more. Interviews with designers Andrea Incontri and Alessandro Sartori (the art director of Berluti) and an evocative fashion film (below, directed by Francesco Brigida) round out an issue overflowing with fresh and modern images, proving that minimal sometimes has a maximal effect. (Text by Kianna Alexander)

The Greatest Fashion Film #4 from The Greatest Magazine on Vimeo.

Models Stefan Knezevic and Susanna, directed by Francesco Brigida, all fashion: Les Hommes, styling: Matteo Greco, hair: Armando Cherillo, makeup: Mary Cesardi

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Tomek Szczukiecki by Paolo Zerbini, fashion: Matteo Greco, grooming by Valentino Perini

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Alexander Ferrario by Stefania Paparelli, fashion: Matteo Greco, Hair Dora Roberti, makeup Giorgia Pambianchi

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Sergio Fonseca, Stefan Knezevic, James Gatenby by Cristina Capucci, fashion: Carlo Ortenzi

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Chris Beek by Alessandro Dal Buoni, fashion: Claudia Carretti

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Alessandro Sartori by Luca di Santis

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Andreas Brunnhage by Francesco Brigida, fashion: Luca Roscini

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Taylor Cowan by Alessio Bolzoni, fashion: Matteo Greco

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Rafa Bodgar by Lowe Seger, fashion: Diane Boulenger, grooming: Javier Palacio

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The Newest

May 2nd, 2012 |Posted by Betty

Much ado is made of the so called “end of printed magazines” but new ones continually come onto the scene determined to become the next buzzed about style bible. We spoke with Matteo Greco, fashion editor and now editor in chief and fashion director of a dandy new Italy based men’s mag named, “The Greatest“.


Simone Nobili by Giuseppe Gasparin. Stylist: Elisa Anastasino

MDC: How did you decide on the name of the magazine?
Matteo Greco
: We decided on “The Greatest” because we wanted an epic name. When in September 2011 we started working on the magazine the team and I were always thinking about the name, that we wanted it to be very strong. One day while I was working on 300 problems to be solved and I was thinking about that “the really strong name”, out came … The Greatest. When I proposed it to the others, they all were happy and I’m very proud of it now.


Andrey Smidl by Stefano Viti, stylist: Matteo Greco


Theo Hall by Francesco Brigida, stylist: Enrico Maria Volonté

MDC: What do you hope will set it apart from other men’s publications?
Matteo
: In my opinion we have nothing less and nothing more than other publications. We are just different. I believe our magazine’s strength stands in our team: all talents who work for The Greatest #1 are so young. I’m 25, the creative directors and the art director are less than 30, the fashion coordinator is 23 and our editor is 28. There’s not many magazines with a team so young. We tried to represent our kind of man, elegant and sophisticated. The magazine is different from others in that we don’t have fashion news or long and boring articles. The articles that are in there for this issue have the main theme as “Il Mediterraneo” (The Mediterranean”).


Diego Fragoso by Dario Salomone, stylist: Francesco Casarotto

MDC: We see that you interview 2 rising Italian designers and that many of the teams that worked on the stories are Italian? Will that be a focus or is that just for this issue?
Matteo:
Fabio Quaranta and Christian Pellizzari are two rising stars. I really love them because they have a beautiful sartorialist cut and their work is always elegant, young and cool. And they are Italian. I love that the most. We wanted to explain that in our country you can find very talented young designers, photographers, stylists and other people really great in their work. We are young and we all work a lot, mostly without budget. So yes, I focused the magazine on the Italian culture.


Janis Ancens by Massimo Pamparana, stylist Matteo Greco


Harry Goodwins by Dario Salamone, stylist: Matteo Greco

MDC: Why Simone Nobili as a choice for the cover model?
Matteo
: Simone is such a nice guy. I really like him. He has a beautiful face, and perfect body. He’s Italian and he looks like a 50’s or 60’s Italian actor or musician like Marcello Mastroianni or Luigi Tenco. He has something so classical and yet something so modern. He’s a rising star, he did Dolce & Gabbana and Givenchy S/S 12 campaigns and he’s working a lot. When Giuseppe Gasparin sent me the pictures of the shooting, I looked at the portrait and I immediately called Elisa Anastasino saying “Good job! You have the cover. I love this shoot”.


Simone Nobili by Giuseppe Gasparin, stylist: Elisa Anastasino

Check out The Greatest’ fashion film directed by Francesco Brigida and Michele Brandstetter de Bellesini starring Tomek Szczukiecki

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The Varon Effect

September 19th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

With its elegant black and white presentation and cutting edge menswear content Varon Magazine is one of the most enticing men’s fashion publications we’ve seen this season. Take a glimpse inside their latest issue and hear from editor in chief, Nacho Pinedo about what makes Varon special.

MDC: Who is the Varon man?

Nacho: The Varon man is ageless, contemporary, free, independent and sophisticated.

MDC: Describe the Varon man in one word.

Nacho: Classic.

MDC: What is the theme of this issue?

Nacho: This issue is about courage. Nicola is one of the bravest man in fashion always daring to break boundaries, Donatella shows a lot of courage with her 2012 men collection. The young British actors needs courage to succeed on them carrier and the fashion again is for men who dare to look unique.

MDC: What are some of the challenges facing newer publications in the digital age?

Nacho: The challenge is always the same, to make a good independent and honest magazine.

MDC: What is your personal favorite image in the magazine?

Nacho: Page 105.

VersaceVal & Jordan Taylor by Thomas Lohr | Fashion Editor Toby Grimditch

Beyond A Shadow of a Doubt – by Tom Allen

Paolo AnchisiTomek Szczukiecki and Ethan James Green by Paul Maffi | Fashion Editor - Tom Van Dorpe

Josh McLellan by Lonny Spence | Fashion Editor – Shirley Amartey

Caleb Trent by Ronald Dick | Fashion Editor Shirley Amartey

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Boys on Film

July 8th, 2011 |Posted by Betty

With women’s fashion videos dropping every other second, the men’s side gets into the action with brands, magazines and websites all producing visual feasts of our favorite young men (including the sensual Kings of Milano film for MDX) . Take a peek at 3 that have caught our eye this week. Which is your favorite?


Metal Magazine’s Boys in Town editorial by JM Ferrater smolders with Tomek Szczukiecki, Jon Kortajarena and Adrian Bosch leading a pack of the top and upcoming faces.


Watch Aiden Andrews, Stas Svetlichnyy, Dale and Sidney work up a sweat in Sharif Hamza‘s film showcasing the elite sport of rowing. Check out Aiden working the ergometer, here at the link for “Hydropowered” on Nowness.


Luca Finotti directs Frankie Morello’s boys who go old school lipsynching Run DMC. Bonus: spot a certain Mr. Wu who pioneered the recent revolution of beautiful models lipsynching backstage.

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Fur Trade

November 3rd, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel creates a vision of androgynous beauty taking Freja Beha Erichsen, Iselin Steiro, Alla Kostromichova, Iris Strubegger, Andrej Pejic, Michael Tintiuc, Tomek Szczukiecki and shooting them in nothing but fur and leather selected by Karl Templer, the result is an elegant and simple story that showcases the beauty of the human form.






Image Credit | Z Fashion Blog

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Manpower

May 12th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

VMan is dedicated to pushing mens fashion forward. The Summer 09 edition gives us a taste of what’s to come for fall and focuses on the designers committed to bringing menswear into the forefront – Rick Owens, Riccardo Tisci, Rei Kawakubo and  Raf Simons, just to name a few. Terry Tsiolis creates an edgy portfolio celebrating fashion on the fringe and models Joseph Culp, Kyle Saunders, Julian Hennig, Andrey Ivanov, Devin Childers, Tomek Szczukiecki, Danny Schwarz, William Eustace, Mikus Lasmanis, Keith Browning & Ludwig P are all enlisted to add attitude. The clothes may be designer but Jay Massacrets savvy styling is all about the youthful eccentricity of street culture.

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