Spring Forward

March 24th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

Hercules Universal celebrates the “Endless Affair” with their latest issue, offering a clean and crisp vision of Spring/Summer 2015. Four black-and-white covers kick it off, featuring English actor Jeremy Irvine by Ben Weller, French rocker Marlon Magnée by Hedi Slimane, and models Alessio Pozzi and Austin Scoggin by, respectively, Daniel Riera and Bruno Staub. Social-media sensation Lucky Blue Smith stars in a vivid feature by Giampaolo Sgura, while Pozzi and Arran Sly look sharp in summer whites by Riera. Felix Gesnouin stars in an introspective story from Philippe Vogelenzang, and another editorial by Sgura peeks at the artistic life.

Staub’s collections feature, shot on Fire Island in gorgeous monochrome, features a passel of summer-ready Soul Artist Management faces, including Doug Pickett, Blaine Cook, Sean Harju, Brian Shimansky, Henry Watkins and Cory Bond, all of whom also appear in an accompanying video, premiering here on Models.com. Take a look at an exclusive preview of the issue below.

IMPRESSIVE ENCOUNTER from HERCULES UNIVERSAL on Vimeo.

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Photographer Daniel Riera (Jed Root), fashion editor Francesco Sourigues (De Facto), model Alessio Pozzi

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Photographer Ben Weller (Camilla Lowther Management), fashion editor David Vivirido, talent Jeremy Irvine

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Photographer Hedi Slimane, model Marlon Magnée

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Photographer Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA), fashion editor David Vivirido, model Austin Scoggin

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Photographer Hedi Slimane, model Marlon Magnée

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Photographer Giampaolo Sgura (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), fashion editor Miguel Arnau (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), model Ryan Tift, Aiden Shaw, second image Jacob Hankin

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Photographer Daniel Riera (Jed Root), fashion editor Francesco Sourigues (De Facto), model Alessio Pozzi, Arran Sly

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Photographer Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA), fashion editor David Vivirido, model Minkah Davidson, second image Brian Shimansky, Max Wefers

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Photographer Giampaolo Sgura (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), fashion editor Miguel Arnau (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), model Lucky Blue Smith

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Photographer Ben Weller (Camilla Lowther Management), fashion editor David Vivirido, talent Jeremy Irvine

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Photographer Philippe Vogelenzang (Jed Root), fashion editor Darcy Backlar (Management + Artists), model Felix Gesnouin

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Photographer Mark Kean, fashion editor Way Perry (Jed Root) model Felix Morriss

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Photographer Thomas Goldblum, fashion editor Azza Yousif, model Aaron Gatward

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The Lady is a Vamp

March 20th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

The biannual Vamp—cheekily subtitled “a magazine about women on top”—celebrates its first birthday with the release of the new Spring 2015 issue, complete with four powerful covers, starring Versus’ new creative director Anthony Vaccarello with his muse Mica Arganaraz, along with Hilary Rhoda, Jessica Miller, and Drake Burnette with David Agbodji. Dedicated to powerful women, the magazine brings together art, fashion, and culture, with features on the painter Anh Duong and the actress and muse Rossy De Palma. Miller amps up the sex appeal while Burnette and Agbodji offer a sculptural look at the season’s sharpest collections. Take a look at an exclusive preview of the new issue below.

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Drake Burnette and David Agbodji by Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management), styling by Elizabeth Sulcer (Lalaland Artists)

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Anthony Vaccarello and Mica Arganaraz by Nico (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY, Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management), styling by Barbara Martelo

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Hilary Rhoda by Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA), styling by David Vivirido

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Jessica Miller by Santiago & Mauricio Sierra (Cadence New York), styling by Elizabeth Sulcer (Lalaland Artists)

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Othilia Simon

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Steffy Argelich

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Club Tropicana

April 1st, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

This has been, in many ways, the winter of our discontent, with biting snow and freezing winds long outstaying their welcome into April. Spanish menswear bible Hercules Universal offers a rejuvenating missive from the sunlit Iberian peninsula with their latest issue, which comes with the promising title “Club Tropicana” stamped on its electric blue cover. Otto Pierce lounges on the pristine sands of Mexico’s Riviera Maya in Paola Kudacki’s saturated cover feature, wearing some of the season’s brightest pieces styled by Francesco Sourigues. Bruno Staub captures new face Carter in Kim Jones’ all-American, California-dreaming designs in a Louis Vuitton feature with fashion by Miguel Arnau. Dan Glaser visits a Provençal paradise in an architectural study of the minimalist G House in Bonnieux, a gleaming box of glass and concrete set in the woods of the French countryside. There is a hint of darkness amongst the light as well, in the edgy video accompanying the cover story, which finds Pierce splashing around in the dark surf in just a pair of Saint Laurent leather pants, in Daniel Riera’s Fall 2014 preview, which captures Jason Anthony in tough looks chosen by Sourigues from a season that seems far away but will be here all too soon. But, rather than diminishing the glow, these shadows serve only to add some sharpening contrast to an issue that, to finish off that line from Shakespeare, is otherwise “made glorious summer by this sun.”

A SPLASH IN THE DARK from HERCULES UNIVERSAL on Vimeo.

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Otto Pierce by Paola Kudacki, styling by Francesco Sourigues

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George Admiraal and Dominik Bauer by Mark Kean, styling by Julian Ganio

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Jason Anthony by Daniel Riera, styling by Francesco Sourigues

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Carter by Bruno Staub, stying by Miguel Arnau (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY)

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Clément in the City

October 3rd, 2013 |Posted by models.com

Clément Chabernaud brings his French charm to the Big Apple in the latest from Mister Muse. Shot by Bruno Staub (De Facto), “in a city that never sleeps” features the handsome model in an atmospheric editorial centered around the iconic New Yorker Hotel, sporting stylist Sean Spellman’s favorite fall fashions. Chabernaud’s strong presence captivates in the clean editorial; it’s absolutely no surprise as to why he’s everyone’s favorite Frenchman.

Text by Victoria Perillo

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First Look: Hercules ❤ New York

September 26th, 2013 |Posted by jonathanshia

The heavyweight Spanish menswear magazine Hercules Universal is no stranger to the long-distance haul, having devoted previous issues to far-flung locales like China and South Africa. The Fall 2013 issue finds itself a bit closer to home, focusing on the vibrant energy of the world’s capital, New York City. Several of the most talented photographers and stylists working today join forces in the eclectic stories, which showcase the beautiful Fall collections against the backdrop of the ever-changing city. Polish photographer Maciek Kobielski‘s stark black-and-white cover story features the Dane Mathias Lauridsen styled by Swede Zara Zachrisson and Darcy Backlar (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists), all of whom, like many in these pages—and countless immigrants before them— now call New York home. David Agbodji takes a star turn with an uptown elegance in Bruno Staub (De Facto)’s gorgeous feature styled by Miguel Arnau. Sean O’Pry brings his timeless cool to the city streets in Txema Yeste‘s contemplative story with styling by Francesco Sourigues.

The rest of the roster is equally strong, with newer faces like Dominik Bauer, Tidiou M’Baye, O’Shea Robertson and Louis Steyaert taking their places alongside seasoned pros like Clement Chabernaud, Marcel Castenmiller, Miles McMillan—and a few veterans like RJ Rogenski and Aiden Shaw—in features lensed by Giampaolo Sgura, Carlotta Manaigo, Ben Weller, Axel Lindahl, and Zachary Hadley. The rich stories offer small peeks into the city’s bustling diversity, proof that even a lifelong New Yorker can always find something new and exciting just around the corner.

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First Look: Hercules

September 18th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Hercules Magazine sets out to thrill with a new issue that showcases the very best of the season’s menswear. Focusing on the forbidden city and the fashion impact of Chinese luxury, the elegantly packaged glossy is filled with stunning new editorials and boasts a distinctive visual style. Looking more like a fashion textbook, than a plain ol’ magazine, Hercules’ sets itself apart as a style bible for the dashing gent, but don’t take our word for it it – have a first look at the latest issue in our exclusive preview.

PHOTOGRAPHER Txema Yeste
FASHION EDITOR Francesco Sourigues & David Vivirido
HAIR & MAKE-UP David Song
MODEL Zhao Lei &Joel Meacock

PHOTOGRAPHER Daniel Riera
FASHION EDITOR Laura Alcalde
HAIR & MAKE-UP Maria Martinez
MODELS Jacquetta Wheeler, Simone Nobili and Adrián Ponte

PHOTOGRAPHER Matteo Montanari
FASHION EDITOR Miguel Arnau
HAIR & MAKE-UP Massimo Gamba
MODEL Ton Heukels

PHOTOGRAPHER Bruno Staub (De Facto)
FASHION EDITOR Grant Woolhead
HAIR & MAKE-UP Adrian Clark
MODELS Tucker Des Lauriers, Eian Scully and Chris Petersen

PHOTOGRAPHER Nacho Alegre
FASHION EDITOR David Vivirido
MODELS Jordan Stenmark and Zac Stenmark

PHOTOGRAPHER Bruno Staub (De Facto)
FASHION EDITOR Bruce Pask
HAIR & MAKE-UP Adrian Clark
MODEL Brittain Ward

PHOTOGRAPHER Giampaolo Sgura
FASHION EDITOR Miguel Arnau
MODELS Chris Bunn at 2Morrow Models, Chris Petersen, Alfred Kovac, Kristof Kralik, Vilka Volkute.

PHOTOGRAPHER Txema Yeste
FASHION EDITOR Francesco Sourigues & David Vivirido
HAIR & MAKE-UP David Song
MODEL Zhao Lei &Joel Meacock

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