Color Theory

February 27th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Anyone can tell you that the main story of Spring 2014 menswear is color, but it takes true conviction and vision to turn a trend into something truly original and inspired. The team behind L’Officiel Hommes Italia have done just that, pulling on the artist inspirations and bold palettes of the latest collections for a new issue that celebrates creativity and vibrancy in all its shades. The Belgian painter Rinus van de Velde, known for his swirling, expressive portraits and scenes, graces the cover, a surprising decision the magazine’s creative director Pablo Arroyo says was entirely appropriate. “Art is a perennial source of inspiration for the fashion world, especially so for spring-summer 2014,” he explains in his editor’s letter. “This is partly the reason L’Officiel Hommes Italia made the unorthodox choice of having an artist on the cover. Not a model/artist or an actor/artist, but an artist artist.” Pulling from the theme of “teoria del colore”—bringing to mind Goethe’s landmark treatise on the essence of color and its effects on human perception and emotions—the issue features the season’s brightest designs on today’s brightest new faces and seasoned veterans.

Tim Schuhmacher and Tommaso de Benedictis are captured by Laurence Ellis in a crayon box of vivid suits styled by Emil Rebek, while Stefan Heinrichs photographed Matthew Bell in a series of dark, rich sportswear selected by Davide Brambilla. Photographer Mark Pillai and stylist Nik Piras take a graphic approach to the latest hues, with sharp images of Matthew Holt shot through with pops of color. And, in a nod to a season in which designers found inspiration in modernist masters from Mondrian and Calder to Klein and Kapoor, Ben Allen plays the young artist at work and at play—for a story by Thomas Lohr with styling by Anders Sølvsten Thomsen—lost in thought in his studio, caught in a moment of quiet reflection, or simply surrounded by the blissful blue of a clear pool straight out of a Hockney painting.

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Tommaso de Benedictis by Laurence Ellis (Visual Artist UK ), styling by Emil Rebek

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Matthew Bell by Stefan Heinrichs, styling by Davide Brambilla

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Ben Allen by Thomas Lohr (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ), styling by Anders Solvsten Thomsen

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Sebastien Andrieu by Johan Sandberg (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris), styling by Emil Rebek

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Matthew Holt by Mark Pillai, styling by Nik Piras

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Rinus van de Velde by Pablo Arroyo, styling by Jérôme André

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FIRST LOOK: Scandinavia SSAW

December 16th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Last week we previewed Scandinavia SSAW Magazine‘s stunning Frida Gustavsson editorial, shot in the mountains of Norway and filled with natural beauty – that story was gorgeous but it is far from the only treat inside the issue. With a series of elegant covers featuring Scandinavian top models alongside delicate drawings of flora, the magazine sets the tone for an issue focused on eye-catching images. Whether the content skews naturalistic – as it does in Hasse Nielsen‘s cheeky ‘Nadja On A Bender’ story, or epic ala Benjamin Vnuk‘s dramatic shots of Stef Van Der Laan, each story is high quality from start to finish.

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Art Direction Jakob Hysén Hedberg | Photo Hasse Nielsen | Makeup Anya de Tobon for Chanel | Hair Mette Thorsgaard | ModelsNadja Bender, Juliane Grüner, Fia Ljungstrom, Linn Arvidsson, Emma Oak, Kirstin Liljegren & Hedvig Palm


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Art Direction Jakob Hysén Hedberg | Photo Benjamin Vnuk | Styling Oscar Lange | Makeup Anya de Tobon for Chanel | Hair Erika Svedjevik
| Model Stef Van Der Laan


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Art Direction Jakob Hysén Hedberg | Photo Hasse Nielsen | Styling Anders Solvsten Thomsen | Makeup Anya de Tobon for Chanel | Hair Cim Mahony | Model Nadja Bender


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LOVE IS A LETTER SENT A THOUSAND TIMES

Art Direction Jakob Hysén Hedberg | Photo Boe Marion | Styling Oscar Lange | Makeup Anya de Tobon for Chanel Hair Kalle Eklund Model Frida Gustavsson


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Photo Bjarne Jonasson  | Styling Oscar Lange | Hair Erika Svedjevik | Makeup Fredrik Stambro | Models Hirschy HirschfelderMiles McMillan

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First Look: L’Officiel Hommes Italia

September 20th, 2013 |Posted by models.com

L’Officiel Hommes Italia just recently came out this week, and has the always provocative Willem Dafoe on its autumn/winter cover, looking unquestionably dapper in Hermès. The theme of the biannual publication this season is oltre se stressi, or “beyond oneself”. Inside the magazine, the pages are filled with breathtaking men’s fashion featuring some of our favorites—Vincent LaCrocq, Eddie Klint, Jester White, and new face Pawel Binczak, to name a few. See the official preview of L’Officiel Hommes Italia below.

Text by Victoria Perillo

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Willem Dafoe by Pablo Arroyo, styling by Jérôme André

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Jester White by Stefan Heinrichs, styling by Emil Rebek

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Pawel Binczak by Johan Sandberg, styling by Emil Rebek

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Vincent LaCrocq by Thomas Lohr, styling by Anders Solvsten Thomsen

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Eddie Klint by Laurence Ellis, styling by Davide Brambilla

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First Look : BON

August 22nd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Bon Magazine returns for fall with a full slate of fashion showcased via sleek editorial content. Though the issue is focused on the subject of excess, things never veer off-course into unadulterated consumerism, instead we’re given a chic series of stories that provide just the right amount of decadence. The stunning Jacquetta Wheeler returns on dual covers in head to toe Balmain, but the extravagant fashion is balanced by natural setting and stripped down photography style. Inside beautiful new stories starring Kel MarkeyMyla DalbesioMagda Laguinge, Grace MaharyTatiana Cotliar and Maud Welzen run the gamut from avant garde explorations of the season’s minimal wares to striking black and white images shot on the streets of New York.

For even more BON check out their official website, BON.se. 

BON24_CoverInternational cover | Photographer: Tung Walsh | Model: Jacquetta Wheeler | Stylist: Marcus Soder

BONS65_coverSwedish cover | Photographer: Tung Walsh | Model: Jacquetta Wheeler | Stylist: Marcus Soder

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BON_INT24_P106Pleasures Unknown | Photographer: Bharrat Sikka | Models: Myla Dalbesio and Erika Wall | Stylist: Marcus Soder

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BON_INT24_P16162Chaos Theory | Photographer: Ward Ivan Rafik| Model: Grace Mahary | Stylist: Zara Zachrisson

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Beuys and Girls | Photographer: Axel Lindahl|  Model: Maud Welzen | Stylist: Naomi Itkes

 

 

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Seekers become finders | Photographer: Rachel Chandler | Model: Tatiana Cotliar | Stylist:Tamara Rothstein

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No One Else I’d Rather Be | Photographer: Maurizio Bavutti| Model: Tommaso de Benedictis | Stylist: John Colver

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BON_INT24_P200Balmain | Photographer: Tung Walsh | Model: Jacquetta Wheeler | Stylist: Marcus Soder

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BON_INT24_P230 Stella McCartney | Photographer: Aitken Jolly| Model: Kel Markey | Stylist: Anders Solvsten Thomsen

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Altewai Saome |  Photographer: Nagi Sakai (De Facto) | Model: Magda Laguinge | Stylist: Marcus Soder

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Couture | Photographer: Alice Rosati | Models: Georgia Hilmer and Alex Armstrong | Stylist: Mauricio Nardi

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Creature of the Wind | Photographer: Benjamin Vnuk | Model: Ji Hye Park | Stylist: Zara Zachrisson

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Meadham Kirchoff | Photographer: Greta Ilieva | Model: Madison Leyes | Stylist: Jack Borkett

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Juun J | Photographer: CG Watkins | Model: Alex Bouchard | Stylist: Harry Lambert

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First Look: BON

September 5th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Nothing beats a good glossy and Bon Magazine‘s brand new issue is an energetic and eclectic combination of all the things that get us excited about magazines. Great editorials, amazing models and perspective that keeps things interesting. From Mackenzie Drazan on the cover in bold prints, to an appealing beauty story starring Kirsi Pyrhonen, Bon is stronger than ever. Experience the new issue with this first look at the editorials and be sure to pick up your copy – Bon hits newsstands today!

“Sound & Vision”
Photography: Mel Bles
Styling: Marcus Soder
Hair: Alex Brownsell
Make up: Ayami Nishimura
Model: Mackenzie Drazan

“Line crossed”
Photography: Matteo Montanari
Styling: Heidi Bivens
Model: Madison Headrick

“Extreme measures”
Photography: Aitken Jolly
Styling: Anders Solvsten Thomsen
Models:Ben Allen, Anders Hayward, Mayrenne Herry
Casting: Nic Burns / Star and Co

“Shop it like its hot”
Photography: Magnus Unnar
Styling: Naomi Itkes
Model: Alima Fofana

“Dial V for Victory”
Photography: Hasse Nielsen
Hair: Cim Mahony
Make up: Zenia Jaeger
Model: Kirsi Pyrhonen

“Don’t be afraid of the dark”
Photography: Brett Lloyd
Styling: John Mccarty
Models: Felix Feltham, Lukas Katinas, Oliver Beard, Alex Heerema and Gleb Zhukoff
Casting: Eddy Martin / File & Parade

“Show down”
Photography: Benny Horne
Styling: Zara Zachrisson
Model: Josephine Skriver

“What the poets said in rhyme”
Photography: Ben Weller
Styling: Julia Sarr-Jamois
Model: Irina Nikolaeva

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A Few Good Men

July 29th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

In case you’ve haven’t had enough of phenomenal previews from the newest edition of Love Magazine, take a sneak peek at Alessandra Ambrosio, as a dashing naval sailor in Boo George‘s beautiful story from Issue No. 6. Alessandra is worlds away from her bombshell persona and she disappears into her role with panache. Sporting naval inspired looks selected by Anders Solvsten Thomsen, Alessandra looks phenomenal. We’re excited to see the rest of the story, which also features George Barnett, Alexander Beck, Sid Ellisdon, Danny Fox, Julius Gerhardt, Tommy Kristiansen, Robert Knighton, Kate King & Hannah Noble.

 

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First Dansk

July 19th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Every issue of Dansk gives us something new to obsess over and with their 26th edition, they’ve gone and outdone themselves with two covers featuring our favorites. As a teaser take a look at the first one featuring the gorgeous Magdalena Frackowiak shot by Aitken Jolly. Styled by Anders Solvsten Thomsen, the striking image features Magda in a custom hat by Noel Stewart and dress by Chanel. The shot is part of a story where the images were taken through painted glass panels – want to see more? Pick up your copy when it hits stands August 4th and stay tuned for our preview of this exciting issue and the second cover.

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Let’s DANSK

January 27th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Thomas Penfound astounds on the cover of DANSK‘s latest issue. Drawing inspiration from androgynous icon Annie Lennox’s hit Missionary Man, Aitken Jolly and Anders Solvsten Thomsen transform Thomas into a flame haired beauty. This is the 25th issue of DANSK and the overarching theme is ‘towards uncharted territory’ an idea echoed throughout the content. Inside you’ll also find a few surprising images of Baptiste Giabiconi by Bojana Tatarska and styled by Morgan Hamada Ruiz, as well as this thought provoking quote.

“One day I went up to Karl and said: ‘Why me? What is it you see in me? Why do you only work with me?’ And he told me it’s because he sees something in me that he doesn’t see in other people, something in the way I carry myself. Karl said: ‘I see both a man and a woman in you at the same time.’” - Baptiste Giabiconi

Thomas Penfound by Aitken Jolly

Baptiste Giabiconi by Bojana Tatarska / styling by Morgan Hamada Ruiz

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