Upwards Over The Mountain

October 16th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

This calls for a celebration! This season, the energetic Spanish menswear magazine Fucking Young celebrates its fifth anniversary with a powerful Fall/Winter 2014 issue on the theme of mountains, on newsstands today. The legendary Jon Kortajarena, shot by Hunter & Gatti (OPUS), stares out from a stony ground from the cover, and a similarly audacious spirit is visible throughout, in fourteen editorials with varied takes on the idea of rocky ascent. Linus Wordemann earns his mountaineering badge as a Boy Scout in Roman Goebel’s feature, while Max Rendell offers a technical, sporty take in Michiel Meewis’ story. Coco Capitan brings a DIY, Wes Anderson aesthetic to a shoot with Ben Waters, and Ilaria D’Atri offers lush atmospherics in “Vesuvius,” with Roberto Sipos. It’s a bold statement from a publication that is always moving onwards and upwards. “Although we’ve had great satisfactions along the way, we still have the feeling that we are climbing the slopes, slowly ascending,” the editors say. “The harder that it gets, the more satisfaction we get from getting a little bit higher. What is so special about a mountain and about conquering it?” Take a look at our exclusive preview of the issue below. To buy, click here.

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Spring Forward

January 29th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

You wouldn’t know it from the frigid cold gripping New York City at the moment, but spring is just around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: new campaigns. After our round­ups of the best Spring 2014 womenswear ads (here and here), we thought it was time to give the guys their fair due. Here’s our picks for some of our favorite men’s campaigns for the season, all of them featuring rich explosions of color to help us through these dreary, gray winter days.

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Hugo Boss HUGO line
Last July, photographer Pierre Debusschere hit the Utah salt flats—home of the famed land­speed trials so powerfully illuminated in Rachel Kushner’s breakout 2013 novel The Flamethrowers— for Hugo Boss’ energetic, athletic younger label. Victor Nylander, Sung Jin Park, and Andrew Westermann are joined by Caroline Brasch Nielsen and Kasia Struss and the lambent, translucent hues of what look like shimmering mirages, add a soft tinge of glowing color to the blinding whiteness of the pristine sodium crust.

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Jil Sander
The namesake designer may be once again dearly departed, but she has left her artistic, distinctly modernist fingerprints all over the house’s latest campaign, shot by David Sims. Ben Waters and Edie Campbell wear their sharp, graphic ensembles —distressed plaid for him and tangled florals for her against a faded background combining the strictest geometry with the soft delicacy of nature.

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Kenzo
In their second collaboration with Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari‘s idiosyncratic art magazine Toilet Paper, designers Humberto Leon & Carol Lim have demonstrated their revolutionary talents extend far beyond their charming runway designs. A relaxed Devon Aoki perches upon a trout carried on Paul Boche‘s shoulders, both of them dressed in a soothing, swaying ripple print inspired by the surf of Leon and Lim’s native Southern California and lit by the harsh glow of red neon.

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Patrik Ervell
After making a stunning campaign début with his stark black ­and­ white images of Max Von Isser in an overgrown field last Fall, Ervell enlisted up ­and­ coming photographer Daniel Sannwald (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) for an appropriately luminous series of images that find Michael Lange wearing his sailing­ inspired pieces against the digitally enhanced shine of an impossibly rich and vibrant oceanic sunset.

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Salvatore Ferragamo
The Italian house’s campaigns can sometimes have an anodyne feel of anonymous luxury to them, but Spring finds Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) bringing a vivid pop of classic Modernism to their images. Stalwarts Sean O’Pry and Daria Werbowy bask in the radiant warmth of the sherbet­colored angles and columns that bring to mind the cheery, iconic designs of the Mexican Pritzker Prize–winning architect Luis Barragán.

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First Look : b Magazine

August 14th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

We’ve come to expect a certain offbeat cool from b Magazine and their latest issue does not disappoint. With striking new content from Aitken Jolly, Harley WeirWillem Jaspert and more, the mag is filled to the brim with editorial quality. Inside readers will find idiosyncratic gems like artists Julie Verhoeven and Kevin Francis Gray at their local London libraries and photographs of Hamish Carter, the 13 year old member of Britains elite gymnastics squad. Take a first look at the editorials below and find out more at b Magazine’s Facebook. 

Physical (You’re so) | Photography: Stefan Zschernitz | Fashion: Toby Grimditch | Model: Lula Osterdahl

Zero has A Limit | Photographer: Willem Jaspert | Stylist: Jason Hughes | Models: Aaron VernonThomas Penfound, Ben Waters, Jackson Rado, Reece Sanders and Reid Prebenda

You’re still in a dream | Photographer: Harley Weir| Fashion: Isabella Goumall | Models: Aleksandra Marczyk

Chaos into control | Photography: Thomas Lohr | Fashion:Jason Hughes | Model: Bastian Thiery

Slight night shiver | Photography: Aitken Jolly| Fashion: Sam Ranger | Model: Corinna Ingenleuf

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BON Bons

February 16th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Bon Magazine‘s always inventive selection of fashion features never fails to impress. The Swedish glossy offers a curated perspective on all that is new, fresh and happening right now. Everything from the model selection, to the designers featured is representative of the current mood. Whether it is Marique lounging in the retro siren essentials that are all over the runway, or Elsa wearing those coveted  Theyskens Theory pieces, each story creates its own distinctive mood, while capturing the essence of a current trend. Take a look inside our preview for a taste of Bon and see the gorgeous stories – plus 4 cool collectors covers.

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REVOLUTIONARY ROADY
Photographer: Ben Weller | Stylist: Marcus Soder | Models: Caterina Ravaglia, Alys Hale, Ben Waters, Morris Pendlebury, Allen Taylor, Aine O’Gorman, Eli Griffiths, Kate Howat, Kumi Keazor, Grace Veenman, Keats Kolyasnikova | Casting: Etty Bellhouse / 10-4 inc | Hair: Karin Bigler | Make up: Shinobu

SWEET SURRENDER
Photographer: Benny Horne | Stylist: Melissa Ventosa Martin | Model: Marique Schimmel | Hair: Andre Gunn | Make up: Dawn Broussard

BROTHERS IN ARMS
Photographer: Andreas Larsson | Stylist: Stevie Westgarth | Models: Oliver Greenall, Sascha Bailey, Todd Taylor, Conor Skilbeck, Holly Foxton, Joshua Moroney, Jay | Casting director: Eddie Martin / File & Parade | Hair: Ali Pirzadeh

PURE DESIRES
Photographer: Marcus Ohlsson | Stylist: Naomi Itkes | Model: Sara Blomqvist, Hedvig Palm, Hanna Svensson, Moa Åberg  Casting director: Åsa Karyd  Hair: Mike Lundgren | Make up: Anya de Tobon

SHAKE ME UP, SHAKE ME DOWN
Photographer: Camilla Akrans | Model: Theres Alexandersson | Hair: Ali Pirzadeh | Make up: Wendy Rowe

OLIVIER THEYSKENS THEORY
Photographer: Elle Muliarchyk | Stylist: Gillian Wilkins | Model: Elsa Sylvan | Hair: Luke Baker | Make up: Cynthia Rose

THOM BROWN COLLECTION
Photographer: Hasse Nielsen | Stylist: Polina Aronova | Model: Yuri Pleskun, Victoria Richardson, Anna Zanovello | Hair: Cim Mahony | Make up: Fredrik Stambro

CLEAN SLATE
Photographer: Stefan Zschernitz | Stylist: Toby Grimditch | Model: Kristina Salinovic | Hair: Kenichi | Make up: Shinobu

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