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 Magazine.com 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.”

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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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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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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.

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Ben Allen by Ian Cole

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

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Dominik Sadoch by Matt Lambert

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Portraits by Emmanuel Giraud

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Ben Stift by Sam Scott Schiavo

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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.
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Nick Offord by Lonny Spence, styled by Hugo Lavin

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

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

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Joe Brotherton by Jeff Hahn, styled by Shirley Amartey

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Ben Allen by Thomas Giddings, styled by Hugo Lavin

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Clement Chabernaud by Mark Kean, styled by Way Perry

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Actor Quim Gutierrez by Nacho Pinedo, styled by Hugo Lavin

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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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Spring Break

March 21st, 2013 |Posted by Betty

How ready is everyone for spring? Spanish magazine Fucking Young‘s new issue, with the theme of ‘1997’, certainly brightens the blustery day with a delightful dose of the coolest male models garbed in eye catching pieces by Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fred Perry and more. Luca Finotti shoots and art directs Dutch favorite Ton Heukels for the cover but keep an eye out for the vintage Gianni Versace archive pieces for the inside edit. And yes all those braces were worn solely for the shoot. Check out the cheeky (and teeth-y) video below and preorder it, here.

TEETH by Luca Finotti from Fucking Young! Magazine on Vimeo.

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Ton Heukels, Miles McMillan, Sebastian Sauvé, Mikkel Jensen, Leebo Freeman by Luca Finotti, Misa Patinszki, styled by Paolo Zagoreo

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Ben Allen by James White, styled by Kevin Kim

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Milo Spijkers by Jose Manuel Ferrater, styled by Nirave Sanchez

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Zhao Lei by Edu García and styled by Patrycja Juraszczyk.

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Matthew Bell by Saverio Cardia and styled by Lucio Colapietro.

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Jake Shortall by Kristiina Wilson, styled by Michelle Carimpong

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Jourdan Copeland by Michiel Meewis

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Jester White by Liam Warwick and styled by Justin Hamilton.

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