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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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First Look: ODDA

October 18th, 2013 |Posted by models.com

Since its launch just over a year ago, ODDA Magazine has continued to deliver fresh, avant-garde fashions for both men and women, and as we expected, the latest issue delivers just that and more. ODDA offers two covers for issue number 5 featuring Polish beauty Magdalena Jasek in Margiela and handsome Tyler Maher in Prada. The always-unpredictable content ranges from innovative and edgy to playful and quirky. Interviews with designers, from the iconic Yohji Yamamoto to the inimitable Christian Lacroix to current creatives Kris Van Assche, Thom Browne and Gaia Trussardi give the magazine that extra jolt of fashion. Sneak a peek at our favorite stories below. ODDA goes worldwide on October 28th— certainly an issue that can’t be missed.

Text by Victoria Perillo

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Tyler Maher by Juan Martin, styled by David Martin

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Magdalena Jasek by Piotr Porebsky, styled by Marek Adamski

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Guerrino Santulliana and Justin Sterling by Emmanuel Giraud, styling by Simon Pylyser

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Aiden Andrews and Ben Allen by Aline & Jacqueline Tappia, styling by Alba Melendo

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Interview with Dalianah Arekion

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Sylvia Van der Klooster by Zeb Daemen, styled by Yasmina Benabdelkrim

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Frederik Ruegger by Jason Mickle, styled by Raul Guerrero

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Louis Steyaert by Juan Martin, styled by David Martin

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Lukas Katinas and Chris Bunn by Omar Macchiavelli, styled by Marco Manni

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Ali Stephens by Arnaldo Anaya Lucca (De Facto), styled by Marcus Teo (De Facto)

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Matt Trethe and Marine Hein by Juan Martin, styled by David Martin

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Rose Smith and Noam Frost by An Le, styling by Julien Alleyne

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Yulia Kharlapanova by Shirley Yu, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim

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Holiday Magic

November 30th, 2012 |Posted by Betty

Sean O’Pry
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Rob Evans

The sexy stars of DSECTION Magazine‘s first-anniversary issue shine in some of winter’s boldest pieces by Givenchy, Galliano and Dolce & Gabbana. Arnaldo Anaya Lucca’s richly colored images perfectly showcase Sean O’Pry and new face Estee Rammant. With the holidays coming up, it’s a festive way to ring in the new year.


Sean and Estee Rammant by Arnaldo Anaya Lucca (De Facto), styling by Joseph Episcopo


Rob Evans by Jack Waterlot, styling by Fleur Huynh


Luis Borges and Kim Kraglund by Frederico Martins, styling by Fernando Bastos Pereira


Garrett Neff by Renie Saliba, styling by Joseph Episcopo

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Bits & Bytes: J Squared

February 5th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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2 new beautiful young men arriving soon at New York Model Management. Julius (left) and Jozef (right) certainly make things exciting there.
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Modeling News:

We are huge fans too. Raquel Zimmermann is an icon..

David Sims shoots Gisele for Colcci post baby with the delicious Danny Schwarz. Yet another reason to be jealous of Ms. Bundchen.

Models, please, please get help if you are suffering from an eating disorder. Don’t die like some of these poor girls.

Photography and Miscellaneous:

Are you getting paid to come to a fashion show? We are not.

The new book about the house of Versace looks to be pretty darn juicy.

We adore Contributing Editor’s behind the scenes story from backstage at Milan, shot by a model (Julian Schratter) who’s also a photographer.

Lope Navo scores another big interview after Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and Arnaldo Anaya Lucca. Here he interviews super photo agent Jed Root.

For female models in town, Modellounge is back. Here’s the deal
-ML is moving to union square Monday Feb 8th. Address: Union Square Lounge | 29 Union Square West at 16th street
-Stop in next week to pick-up a NEW model lounge ‘all access privilege card’. The current card expires Friday Feb 5th, thus current membership and privileges also end Friday Feb 5th.
-(Pre-Fashion Week and) Fashion Week at Model Lounge presented by UGG Australia. The lounge will be decked out in UGG shearling rugs and more… girls will receive UGGs etc.
-Model Lounge Cadillac Courtesy Vehicles sure to be a big attraction among models since fashion week can’t exist without the models.
-Girls will also receive sunglasses, HD video cameras, headphones, premium denim and many other gifts
Hours: 10.30 – 5pm, Monday thru Friday. Here’s website: www.modelloungenyc.com
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Bits & Bytes: Finnish beauty Kirsi

January 29th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Kirsi P by Anne Constance. Brand Model Management
New face Kirsi is a special brand of beauty from Finland.

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Eduardo Calero by Simon Procter for V Man Magazine. (Still from video)

The gorgeous Eduardo Calero, in the current Givenchy campaign, fends off staff wielding masked men. Fierce. Check out the video here and the story in VMan, on the stands today!

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Modeling News:
MTC Casting celebrates diversity on the runway with the new crop of Asian girls. We love it.

If you haven’t seen the new sensual film by Bruce Weber for YSL with Simon Nessman, Paolo Anchisi, Terron Wood and Josh Yajcaji, here it is on VGL. (Definitely NSFW)

Interview Magazine catches up Bronx boy and Marc by Marc model, Yuri Pleskun.

Rodarte hasEthan James Green on their minds (and shirt).

Ralph Lauren helps Haiti with a special shirt worn by Pierre Woods. If there’s every a time, fashion could help, it would be now.

Fans of Belgium model Cesar Casier: he has a blog with a darn witty name.

Eniko Mihalik, our former MOTW, is featured in W’s “This Week’s Model”. We love her.

Man eye candy (mandy?) for the day: Made in Brazil’s Speedo boy on video. Speaking of beautiful Brazilian boys here’s a whole bunch at 40 Graus by Didio.

If you missed the lovely Frida Gustavsson on Ponyryder, read about the Swedish stunner here.

Fashion and Photography News:

Like Interview and Style.com, we are OBSESSED with JPG’s couture collection, this dress and this girl.

Saverio Cardia who did the fabulous special project on 20 of the top male models, is interviewed by the Fucked Up Crew in Milan.

One photographer interviews another. Lope Navo interviews Arnaldo Anaya Lucca, one of Ralph Lauren’s favorite photographers. Fascinating story of how Arnaldo got to where he is now.

We love Armani Exchange‘s share the love campaign.. So inclusive and so HOT.

Miscellaneous:

Yes Marie-Amelie Sauve is genius… Sans Artifice agrees too.

Here’s a link to Golden Globe winner, Mo’Nique who dedicates her award to victims of child abuse. “”The number of victims who never reveal their secret or who wait many years to do so is very high. This is regrettable because the longer they wait to reveal the abuse, the harder and more enduring the consequences will be.”

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Pierre for Ralph Lauren

July 24th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

New York Model Management‘s Pierre Woods is a new favorite over at Ralph Lauren. Just in time for the Beijing Olympics. Love that he loves the brand! Apparently, he’s a big sweetheart too!

Pols courtesy of NY Models

Ph: Arnaldo Anaya Luca for Ralph Lauren, pic courtesy of NY Models

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Bond Returns

June 27th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

Look who’s resurfaced and smolders in these black and white images by Arnaldo Anaya Lucca. MDC first met Corey 6 years ago and the difference is astonishing. The teen back then is now a man, and what a man. Shades of David Gandy we say!

Ph: Arnaldo Anaya Lucca, pic courtesy of Major Model Management

Ph: Arnaldo Anaya Lucca, pic courtesy of Major

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Ollie for Ralph

June 9th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

The gorgeous English lad Ollie Edwards hits the latest Ralph Lauren for Wimbledon campaign. In 2006, the storied English tennis tournament selected the iconic American designer to be the official outfitter of Wimbledon through to 2010.

Ollie is poised for some major editorials and campaigns, starting with his 28 pages for L’Officiel Hommes this month and these timeless RL ads by Arnaldo Anaya Lucca. Pics courtesy of VNY Model Management.

Photo: Arnaldo Anaya Lucca for RL.(Ollie/VNY Model Management in NY, FM Agency in London)

Photo: Arnaldo Anaya Lucca for RL, (Ollie/VNY Model Management in NY, FM Agency in London)/ Robyn Sinclair (Major)

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