First Look: ODDA #8, The Decades Issue

March 6th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

Talk about ambition. To celebrate their third anniversary, ODDA Magazine’s latest issue celebrates well over a hundred years of fashion, stretching from Charles Frederick Worth’s turn­ of the­ century couture to the menswear we’ll be wearing next fall. “The decision about making a Decades issue talking about the history of fashion was due to my fascination for this industry and how we evolved from the past to the present, always looking at how the past made us who we are now,” explains editor ­in­ chief David Martin.

He and his team have pulled together a collection of snapshots of years past, starting with eight different covers, each representing a different decade. Paris Hilton pops in Moschino for the Nineties, while Baptiste Giabiconi channels Brando for the Fifties. The pages within celebrate the legacies of Ferragamo, Balenciaga, and Givenchy—the originals—as well as current designers who return time and again to touchstone eras, from the elegance of Ralph Lauren’s Thirties to Vivenne Westwood’s punk Seventies.

The issue is awash with contradictions and different perspectives. Alex Loomans is straight out of Gatsby and Thorben Gartner marks the current day in Italo Zucchelli’s sporty designs. Lieke Van Houten and Nicolas Ripoll embody the romanticism of Forties Spain in Dolce & Gabbana and Daan van der Deen wears Calvin Klein to relive the athletic Nineties. For an industry that is constantly obsessed with what’s new and what’s next, the issue offers a primer on where we came from, answering, gloriously and powerfully, the eternal question of how we got here with a preview of where we’re headed. Take a look at an exclusive preview below.

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Nora Vai, photography by Kinya Ota and styling by Connie Berg

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Alex Loomans, photography by Arnaldo Anaya Lucca (De Facto) and styling by Matthew Marden (De Facto)

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Lieke Van Houten and Nicolas Ripoll, photography by Sebastian Sabal-Bruce (Red+) and styling by Alba Melendo

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Frida Aasen, photography by Fabrizio Scarpa and styling by Alba Melendo

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Baptiste Giabiconi, photography by Magdalena Lawniczak and styling by Fleur Huynh

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Igor Kolomiyets and Chantz Luginbill, photography by Jeremy Kost (Jed Root) and styling by Nicolas Klam

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Aliz @ Viva, photography by Camilla Armbrust and styling by Helena Tejedor

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River Viiperi, photography by Edward Taylor and styling by Gregory Wein

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Paris Hilton and Chad Buchanan, photography by Hunter & Gatti (OPUS) and styling by Alba Melendo

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Daan van der Deen, photography by Sonia Pueche and styling by David Martin

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Thorben Gartner, photography by Fabrizio Scarpa and styling by Alba Melendo

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Oli Lacey and Joel Meacock, photography by Mikael Schulz and styling by Matt Bidgoli

40s cover. Special Dolce & Gabbana
40s: Special Dolce & Gabbana inspired by folclore in Spain. Lieke Van Houten & Nicolas Ripoll by Sebastian Sabal-Bruce (Red+), styling by Alba Melendo. Creative Direction David Martin

50s Baptiste Giabiconi
50s’s: Baptiste Giabiconi inspired by Marlon Brandon. Photographer Magdalena Lawniczak & styling by Fleur Huynh

60s Miu Miu Archives
60s: Special Miu Miu Archives. Magda Laguinge photographed by Sy Delorme, styling by Alba Melendo, Creative Direction David Martin

70s Punk
70s: Punk with Lili Sumner, photographed by Philip Meech styling by Hope Von Joel

80s River Viiperi
80’s: River Viiperi inspired by Body Culture movement. Photographed by Taylor Edward, styling by Gregory Wein, Creative Direction David Martin

90s Paris Hilton special Moschino
90s: Paris Hilton Special Moschino photographed by Hunter & Gatti (OPUS), styling by Alba Melendo, Creative Direction David Martin

2007_2011 Special Elie Saab Haute Couture
2007/2011: Special Elie Saab Haute Couture representing the Gothic-Romanticism of those years. Tamy Glauser photographed by Anthony Acquire, styling by Alba Melendo

2015 Joel Meacock
Present Day with Joel Meacock photographed by Mikael Schulz & styling by Matt Bidgoli

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Artistic Inspiration

April 10th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

The menswear scene has taken an artistic bent of late, with a new season rife with references to painters, sculptors, and other creative minds. Spanish magazine Fucking Young offers a direct appeal in their latest edition, with a Spring issue built around the theme of the museum. Michiel Meewis offers a striking cover image, with Bastiaan Van Gaalen dressed by Ginger Clark in Kenzo’s wave-print coat, his face painted in a riot of soft white strokes. The stories within offer a refreshing variety of artistic scope, from Phil Dunlop’s rich Victorian-inspired portraits to Jay Schoen’s sleek study of pure minimalism, the latest rewards of the long and lasting interaction between fashion and art. Order online here.

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Bastiaan Van Gaalen by Michiel Meewis, styling by Ginger Clark

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Simone Nobili by Fabrizio Scarpa, styling by Alba Melendo

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Matthew Bell by Phil Dunlop, styling by Coline Bach

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Daan van der Deen by Stefan Milev, styling by Ingo Nahrwold

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Photography Luca Finotti, styling by Paolo Zagoreo, art direction by Luca and Paolo

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Singular Visions

March 7th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

There comes a point in the growth of every young magazine when it moves from up-and-comer to here-to-stay. For David Martin, editor-in-chief and fashion director of ODDA, that point is their current, sixth issue, out later this week in the United Kingdom and across the rest of the world over the next few weeks. “It is definitely an issue where we experiment with another level in our work,” he says. “The difference between this issue and previous ones is the maturity of myself, my team, and what we are looking for with this product. This issue made us feel free to develop many things we couldn’t do before. We’re not as experienced as people who have been working in fashion for twenty years, but now we feel we know a bit more.”

That growth is obvious throughout the issue, from the gorgeously evocative previews of Thom Browne’s Fall 2014 collection and Atelier Versace’s Spring designs to the interviews with Jean-Paul Gaultier, Michel Gaubert, Conseulo Castiglioni, Nicola Formichetti. There is an emphasis throughout on personal process as well, whether it be a portfolio of four new designers currently studying at Central Saint Martins or a collection of model Benjamin Allen’s own Polaroids. The issue also has a handmade feel, a rich counterpoint to the standardization seen so much elsewhere, with sketches throughout and a font evocative of swirling loops of cursive. “I believe that if people see the magazine like this,” Martin explains, “it is going to be another kind of connection for them.”

Martin says the issue is also meant to showcase a more artistic side of the editorial team. To wit, Benjamin Allen’s fashion story is awash in impasto daubs and strokes, designers from Karl Lagerfeld to Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Kenzo are painted rather than photographed, and an editorial by photographer Omar Macchiavelli is a wonder of collage techniques. The emphasis that ties the issue together, however, is going deeper. Designer stories offer complex, layered evocations of singular visions, from the prints of Ports to the Spanish vibrancy of Moschino. Backstage images from the recent men’s shows and even a few fresh from London Fashion Week offer an immediate behind-the-scenes look at what we’ll be wearing six months down the line. It may seem a bit premature, but as Yves Saint Laurent himself explains on the closing page, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.”

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Ben Allen by Bryan Huynh, styling by Tomas C. Toth

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Maggie Jablonski by Michael Beauplet, styling by Matt Bidgoli

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Katerina by Hironobu Sato, styling by Ikuko Tanizaki

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Vika Falileeva by Sy Delorme, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim

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Jordy Dijkhuizen and Travis Smith by Marco Falcetta, styling byAlba Melendo

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Backstage at Kris Van Assche by Sara Cimino

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Vika Falileeva by Sy Delorme, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim

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Ton Heukels by Sonia Pueche, styling by David Martin

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Lida Judickaite by Robert Jaso, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim

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Lyoka Tyagnereva and Joe Collier by Arnaldo Anaya Lucca (De Facto), styling by Julie Ragolia

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