First Look: The Greatest Fall 2015

October 5th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

For the new Fall/Winter 2015 issue, menswear magazine The Greatest takes as its theme heroes of all sorts, starting from the supremely graceful and athletic star ballet dancer Roberto Bolle, who graces the cover shot by Francesco Brigida and styled by Matteo Greco. A powerhouse lineup of models stars in the main fashion story within by Alessandro Dal Buoni and Greco, from longtime favorites like Ben Allen, Laurie Harding, and Tim Schuhmacher to newer faces Piero Mendez, Matt Doran, Charlie James, and Max Barczak in a youthful take on the season’s idiosyncratic designs. Robbie McKinnon finds himself in expressive sportswear on the beach in a feature by Paolo Zerbini and Greco, while breakout faces George Koh and Lucas Satherley are found in suiting lounging in a sparse field photographed by Clare Shilland and styled by Hanna Kelifa. Mark Kean and Jérôme André contribute a thoughtful vision of fresh youth, and the same quiet introspection can be seen in an accompanying short film, directed by Luca De Santis and starring Florian DesBiendras and Carolina Gonzales. Interviews with Italo Zucchelli of Calvin Klein, Paul Smith, and Bolle’s fellow ballet legend Marie-Agnès Gillot round out the issue, a reminder that there is never a shortage of talents to look up to. Take an exclusive first look at the issue, out today, below.

The Greatest Fashion Film #9 from The Greatest Magazine on Vimeo.

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Roberto Bolle (Marilyn Agency) by Francesco Brigida (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN) | Styling Matteo Greco

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Robbie McKinnon by Paolo Zerbini (Atomo Management) | Styling Matteo Greco

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Danny Jamie Hewitt By Francesco Brigida (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN) | Styling by Davide Brambilla

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Taavi Mand by Laura Sciacovelli | Styling by Nik Piras (Atomo Management)

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George Koh, Lucas Satherley by Clare Shilland | Styling by Hanna Kelifa (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management)

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Roberto Bolle (Marilyn Agency) by Francesco Brigida (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN) | Styling Matteo Greco

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Piero Mendez and Tim Schuhmacher by Alessandro Dal Buoni | Styling by Matteo Greco

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Max Barczak and Laurie Harding by Alessandro Dal Buoni | Styling by Matteo Greco

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Ben Allen by Alessandro Dal Buoni | Styling by Matteo Greco

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Matt Doran and Laurie by Alessandro Dal Buoni | Styling by Matteo Greco

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Connor, Kitty, Barnaby by Mark Kean| Styling by Jérôme André (Visual Artist UK )

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ODDA’S Icons

September 21st, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

For Fall/Winter 2015, ODDA pulls out all the stops, celebrating a range of icons with six covers, from Kermit and Miss Piggy to Pamela Anderson and Lucky Blue Smith. Editor-in-chief David Martin explains that, like so many others, he has always found inspiration in icons, whether they be celebrities, designers, or artists, and the entire issue makes those influences clear throughout, starting with an opening pair of features by Philip Meech and Hope von Joel starring Lucy Evans as Jean Shrimpton and Ben Allen as Michael Caine, reflecting the Swinging Sixties. The issue reaches further back in history with a gorgeous feature on Valentino’s latest haute couture collection shot against romantic Roman ruins, and also looks to the future as Miss Piggy and Kermit discuss their recent breakup and their brand-new show starting on ABC this week. Yi Chen and Ben Fern shoot Tom Webb in London’s sprawling new DSquared store, while Hugo Villanova embodies a Seventies skateboarder aesthetic at Coney Island by Taylor Edward and Javon Drake. Claudia Schiffer discusses her longevity and Francisco Lachowski talks fatherhood, and a generation of future icons, from cover boys Marlon Teixeira and Edward Wilding to Tobias Sorensen, Felix Gesnouin, and Adam Butcher, offer up words to live by.

Take a first look at the issue, out tomorrow exclusively at 10 Corso Como in Milan before its worldwide launch, below.



Marlon Teixeira, Edward Wilding, Jordan Barrett by Aline & Jacqueline Tappia, Fashion Editor Alba Melendo, Casting Barbara Pfister, Creative Direction David Martin



Miss Piggy wearing Marc Jacobs by Dominick Guillemot, Fashion Editor Isa Buenaventura, Creative Direction David Martin
Kermit the Frog by Dominick Guillemot, Fashion Editor Isa Buenaventura, Creative Direction David Martin



Lutza, Ewa Burak by Lucia Giacani, Fashion Editor Alba Melendo. Special Valentino Haute Couture


Aine O’Gorman by Luc Braquet, Fashion Editor Alba Melendo. Special Alaia


Matt Ardell by Minoru Kaburagi, Fashion Editor Yoshiki



Tom Webb by Yi Chen, Fashion Editor Ben Fern. Special Dsquared2



Teddy Schwab by Jenny Brough, Fashion Editor Lola Chatterton


Miss Piggy & Kermit the Frog by Dominick Guillemot, Fashion Editor Isa Buenaventura, Creative Direction David Martin


Hugo Villanova by Taylor Edward, Fashion Editor Javon Drake and Creative Direction David Martin


Pamela Anderson by Brad Elterman, Fashion Editor Nicolas Klam (Jed Root) and Creative Direction David Martin


Chad White by Greg Vaughan, Fashion Editor Matt Bidgoli


Felix Gesnouin by Aline & Jacqueline Tappia, Fashion Editor Alba Melendo, Creative Director David Martin


Marina Nery, Thomas L., Solanne Marechaux, Jules Raynal  by Luc Braquet, Fashion Editor Alba Melendo. Special Jean Paul Gaultier Archives


Ben Allen by Philip Meech and Fashion Editor by Hope von Joel


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Optology Issue #3

July 7th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

When Jonathan Arundel launched his photography and fashion journal Optology Magazine last year, he quickly established a high standard for the publication’s content and design, with rich, gorgeous stories and a sui generis, pared-down aesthetic. The latest issue, the third, is no different, starting from the charming portrait of a smiling Ben Allen that graces the glowing yellow cover. The features within hew to the quiet vision of the magazine, which bills itself as “dedicated to showcasing the finest photography and styling talent.” The cover story within, shot by Harry Carr with styling by Hannah Elwell, captures a new maturity in the young Allen, while Elliot Vulliod headlines his own story and up-and-comers like Dylan Fosket and Karlis Adlers are featured as well. Thomas Giddings gives us a pensive feature starring Andreas Lindquist with styling by Andreas Kokkino, with a gentle mood that carries over into Fanny Latour-Lambert (Walter Schupfer Management)’s images (styling by Optology’s fashion director Madeleine Østlie), which offer hushed slices of thoughtful youth at play.

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Ben Allen by Harry Carr, styling by Hannah Elwell

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Andreas Lindquist by Thomas Giddings, styling by Andreas Kokkino

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Elliot Vulliod by James White, styling by Christopher Preston


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Sylvester Ulv Henriksen and Frederik Rasmussen by Fanny Latour-Lambert (Walter Schupfer Management), styling by Madeleine Østlie

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Dylan Fosket by Daniel Benson, styling by Madeleine Østlie


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Karlis Adlers by Liam Warwick, styling by Harry Lambert

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Flo Dron by Ash Kingston, styling by Madeleine Østlie

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Glass’ Menagerie

March 27th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Glass Magazine‘s appealing mix of fashion and culture has served to delight readers for the past 4 years and as the magazine reach this milestone it unleashes a slew of new covers that are cause for celebration. Perennial favorites Soo Joo ParkBarbara Palvin and Jessica Stam feature on Glass’ striking new covers, joined by rising star Nastya Sten. The images shot by Bojana Tatarska are sleek and inviting and inside a wealth of content shows exactly why we’ll be enjoying Glass for years to come.

For more Glass – head on over to The Glass 


Model: Barbara Palvin / Photographer: Bojana Tatarska / Makeup: Maria Olsson / Hair: Tomoko Ohama / Styling: Nicola Kavanagh


Model: Jessica Stam / Photographer: Bojana Tatarska / Makeup: Alice Ghendrih (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) / Hair: Paolo Ferreira (See Management) / Styling: Nicola Kavanagh


Model: Nastya Sten / Photographer: Bojana Tatarska / Makeup: Alice Ghendrih (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) / Hair: Paolo Ferreira (See Management) / Styling: Andrej Skok


Model: Soo Joo Park / Photographer: Bojana Tatarska / Makeup: Alice Ghendrih (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) / Hair: Paolo Ferreira (See Management) / Styling: Nicola Kavanagh



Model: Jasmine Tookes / Photographer: Walter Chin / Makeup: Sarah Appleby using Chanel Beauty / Hair: Herve for Davines / Fashion Editor: Sarah Cobb



Model: Barbara Palvin / Photographer: Bojana Tatarska / Makeup: Maria Olsson / Hair: Tomoko Ohama / Styling: Nicola Kavanagh



Model: Soo Joo Park / Photographer: Bojana Tatarska / Makeup: Alice Ghendrih (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) / Hair: Paolo Ferreira (See Management) / Styling: Nicola Kavanagh



Model: Nastya Sten / Photographer: Bojana Tatarska / Makeup: Alice Ghendrih (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) / Hair: Paolo Ferreira (See Management) / Styling: Andrej Skok



Model: Jessica Stam / Photographer: Bojana Tatarska / Makeup: Alice Ghendrih (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) / Hair: Paolo Ferreira (See Management) / Styling: Nicola Kavanagh



Model: Laura Kampman / Photographer: Dan Smith / Beauty Director: Kim Brown using Chanel Beauty / Hair: Richard Scorer / Styling: Milina Mihic 



Model: Ben Allen / Photographer: Lonny Spence / Grooming: Sven Bayerbach / Menswear Editor: David Nolan



Models: Tidiou M’Baye & Corey Baptiste / Photographer: Mark Shearwood / Grooming: Charlotte Cave / Menswear Editor: David Nolan



Model: Jacob Coupe / Photographer: Neil Gavin / Groomer: Gary Gill / Menswear Editor: David Nolan

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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.”

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

Maggie Jablonski by Michael Beauplet, styling by Matt Bidgoli

Katerina by Hironobu Sato, styling by Ikuko Tanizaki

Vika Falileeva by Sy Delorme, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim

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

Backstage at Kris Van Assche by Sara Cimino

Vika Falileeva by Sy Delorme, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim

Ton Heukels by Sonia Pueche, styling by David Martin

Lida Judickaite by Robert Jaso, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim

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

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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.

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

Matthew Bell by Stefan Heinrichs, styling by Davide Brambilla

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

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

Matthew Holt by Mark Pillai, styling by Nik Piras

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

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Youth and Masculinity

February 1st, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

When photographer Ian Cole founded CLIENT Magazine in late 2010, his mission was to “use a fashion dialogue to explore youth and masculinity” through rich, authentic black-and-white photography, idiosyncratic styling, and the industry’s top and up and coming faces. Now the publication has graduated from newsprint to perfect-bound paperbacks, and publishes four times a year, with the latest issue celebrating the consistently intriguing magazine’s third anniversary. A trio of covers offer the choice between the established and the brand-new, with the fantastic Ben Allen photographed by Cole himself on one, a grinning Charlie James—his mouth still full of braces—by Anna Victoria Best on another and a pensive Dominik Sadoch by Matt Lambert on the 3rd. Inside, Reece Sanders takes a quiet, contemplative turn in Charlotte Hadden’s editorial, while Emmanuel Giraud‘s New Madison portfolio showcases classic faces like Arran Sly, Alexandre CunhaNathaniel Visser and Tom Webb. Stories by Sam Scott Schiavo and Jeremy Kost help round out the issue, which marks a confident step forward in Client’s continuing evolution.



Ben Allen by Ian Cole


Charlie James (on the cover), Charlie & Nikolai Smith by Anna Victoria Best (+ Charlie’s brother Max)


Dominik Sadoch by Matt Lambert




Portraits by Emmanuel Giraud

Ben Stift by Sam Scott Schiavo

Reece Sanders by Charlotte Hadden

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In Black and White

October 31st, 2013 |Posted by victoria

The latest from Varón Magazine continues to offer a cutting-edge take on menswear. Part of the uniqueness behind the English publication comes from its all black-and-white approach, delivering a captivating sense of appeal and enticement to each photograph. Spanish actor Quim Gutierrez, whom has the current 2013 Givenchy campaign under his belt, graces the magazine’s cover, and inside you’ll find more top faces in the industry, from Clement Chabernaud and Ben Allen, to some of the hottest new guys. Top men’s stylist Way Perry and Varon’s fashion director Hugo Lavin style up a storm in this packed issue. Delve into the glossy pages Varón’s autumn/winter F/W 13 issue below.
Nick Offord by Lonny Spence, styled by Hugo Lavin

Left: Matt King by Lonny styled by Hugo. Right: Marko by Nik Hartley, styled by Hugo Lavin


Anders Hayward, Luke and Connor by Rory van Millingen, styled by Hugo Lavin


Joe Brotherton by Jeff Hahn, styled by Shirley Amartey

Ben Allen by Thomas Giddings, styled by Hugo Lavin


Clement Chabernaud by Mark Kean, styled by Way Perry

Actor Quim Gutierrez by Nacho Pinedo, styled by Hugo Lavin

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