A Witty Vision

May 28th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Carbon Copy, the cheeky little brother of the unconventional British menswear magazine Client, celebrates its fourth birthday this year, and the latest issue shows some signs of growing up. The nineteenth edition, out this week, comes with a choice of five striking covers, featuring industry favorites Baptiste Radufe, Charlie France, Demy Matzen, and Matvey Lykov along with new face Rhys Pickering, all photographed by Misha Taylor dressed in smooth suiting by Marc Piña. Carbon Copy moves further away from the clean black-and-white purity of Client, with youthful, colorful stories and a new high-grade printing process. The issue demonstrates a witty vision and playful aesthetic, contrasting an evocatively washed-out feature of summer brights with classically elegant portraiture in the main feature “Body Language,” which comes with a sleek accompanying film. Editor-in-chief Ian Cole offers up a faded study of streetwise youth, the final word on an issue packed with the new. There is plenty of variety on offer, but the through line remains, as always, an emphasis on classic imagery, tinted, here, with the brightest shades of young energy.

Carbon Copy #19 Body Language from CLIENT TV on Vimeo.

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Baptiste, Demy, Charlie, Rhys Pickering, Matvey Lykov by Misha Taylor, styled by Marc Pina, art directed by Daniel Rull

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Rafa Bodgar, River Viiperi by Misha Taylor, styled by Marc Piña

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Corentin Renault by Luciano Insua

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Andre Bona by Karl Simone

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Jason Anthony by Christoph Köstlin styled by Rene Gloor

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David Burgos, Adonis Bosso by Idris & Tony, styled by Kareem James

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Joey Kirchner by Joseph Lally, styled by Matthew Ellenberger

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Danny Oliver by Ian Cole

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Nick Rea by Matthew Stansfield

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Modesty

August 10th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Dansk‘s vision for fall is minimal, modern and utterly sleek, their September cover by Henrik Bulow features Caroline Brasch Nielsen, looking icy in a slate grey shift by Danish label Spon Diogo. The barely there tagline of ‘modesty’ hints at an unostentatious and stripped down look, but the images inside are just as lush and vibrant as we’ve come to expect from Dansk; Charlie France‘s elegant shoot with Lowe Seger and Missy Rayder‘s sexy pics styled by Joanne Blades, being standouts.

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Kings of the Hill

July 1st, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Charlie France opens Burberry, James Smith at Raf Simons, Philipp Bierbaum at Prada.

After viewing 80+shows/presentations, 100’s of male models and 1000’s of looks, we’ve come up with our list of the top walkers in Milan/Paris for Spring/Summer 2011. It was a close call but for sheer amount and high quality of the designers these were our winners of S/S 11.

Charlie France, James Smith and Philipp Bierbaum were the three that Milan/Paris clamored for the most, with 20+ of the blue chip designers requesting their special brand of masculine beauty.

See below for the rest of the season’s favorite faces.

Adrien Sahores
Bastiaan Ninaber
Benoni Loos
Clement Chabernaud
Jacob Coupe
Jakob Hybholt
Johannes Linder
Johannes Niermann: Deserves a special mention for opening/closing the most shows.
Linus Gustin
Nicolas Ripoll
Oskar Tranum
Robbie Wadge
Simon Nessman
William Eustace

To see our Top Newcomers of the S/S 11 season, click here.

To see all the collections go to Style.com or WWD.com. Images source: Style.com

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Greystoke

June 28th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

Looks like grey is the new black (again)! Lanvin‘s trio of lovelies, Magdalena Frackowiak, Mariacarla Boscono and Anja Rubik glower fiercely in gunmetal grey for Steven Meisel (read more about Lanvin’s new St. Tropez store here at WWD).  Benetton‘s casting by Michelle Lee is, as usual, divine: multi-culti with some of the freshest faces of the season. The crew, photographed by Josh Olins/styled by Clare Richardson, wears the color enhanced with silver. Hugo Boss does slate with Ben Hill and Sasha Pivovarova fronting the German brand as shot by Cedric Buchet. Looks like there’s something here for everyone in the three campaigns. What’s your favorite grey piece you’ll be picking up for fall?


Hind Sahli, Sharon Kavjian, Abiah Hostvedt, Noma Han, Luis Borges, Ann Kenny, Charlie France and Willy Cartier.

Image source, WWD, Red Models and The Fashionspot.

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Top of the Heap

January 28th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Adrien in Raf Simons, Charlie in Hermes, Robbie in YSL. (images from catwalking.com via tFS)

The men’s designers in Paris have spoken and their favorite models are the next generation of top faces. Adrien Sahores (one of the Prada campaign faces), after a small but stellar showing in Milan, exploded in the City of Lights booking more than 10 of the top brands. Following close on his heels are 2 other former newcomers to watch, Charlie France, who was available for the first time on the open market after his 2 seasons of exclusivity, and Robbie Wadge, another Englishman blessed with the elfin boyish beauty favored this season in France.

Our top 10 walkers Fall/Winter 2010 for Milan/Paris (based on number of shows, caliber of shows and number of times opening and closing):

1-Charlie France
2-Bastiaan Ninaber
3-Benoni Loos
4-Jakob Hybholt
5-William Eustace
6-Matvey Lykov
7-Philipp Bierbaum
8-Robbie Wadge
9-Nicolas Ripoll
10-Simon Nessman

Related stories:
Milan’s Top Men January 2009
Paris’ Top Men January 2009
New York’s Top men February 2009
Milan/Paris Top Men’s Newcomers July 2009

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The Heroic Trio

January 22nd, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Arthur opens Jil Sander, Jacob opens Pringle, Simon closes Cavalli. (images from catwalking.com via tFS)

Our top 3 catwalkers for Milan men’s F/W 10 are Arthur Daniyarov, Jacob Coupe and Simon Nessman. These three young men walked the most prestigious brands and open AND closed the most shows compared to their compatriots, not a small feat with all the great talent that flocked there.Top 50 models Bastiaan Ninaber, Jakob Hybholt, Mark Cox, Mathias Bergh, Matvey Lykov, Philipp Bierbaum, runway king Casey Taylor and rising young stars, former top newcomer Charlie France and Julius Beckers also had impressive showings. Once Paris ends Sunday, we’ll bring you MDC’s top male newcomers of Milan and Paris.

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And it begins!

January 17th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Alex Dunstan opens Burberry. Image from Catwalking via tFS.

The Fall/Winter 10/11 shows kick off in Milan with the men’s shows starting Saturday. Burberry gets our nod for most media savvy with their live stream of the show. You can check it out at live.burberry.com. The collection, with arguably one of the most coveted lineups of coats ever seen, was a huge hit with the fans who were able to comment as the show livestreamed. Many of the brand’s favorite faces, former MOTW’s Lasse Pedersen,and Albert Krarup, Tom Nicon, Jeremy Young, Charlie France, Robert Rae , James Hampson made their requisite walks but modeling fans enjoyed seeing the the next generation of male faces on the Burberry catwalk.

Alex Dunstan opens and closes the iconic brand (you can check out Alex’s OTM interview here). Expect Benoni Loos, Robbie Wadge, Mathias Bergh, Mark Cox, George Barnett, Bastiaan Ninaber, William Eustace, Jonas Kesseler, former MOTW Alexandre Imbert and Jakob Hybholt to continue to dominate for the next 2 weeks.

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For The Diehards

July 8th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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Tim Boot. Pic from the Ones2Watch.

After looking at thousands of pictures of young men for the past several weeks, we thought we’d throw out some of the faces that stood out to us from the men’s shows.

Clement Chabernaud, star of this season’s Roberto Cavalli campaign by Steven Meisel was our pick for the top most versatile model of the season with 20 plus of the top shows, including Roberto Cavalli, Jil Sander, Versace, DSquared2, Hugo by Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Thierry Mugler, Raf Simons and closing Prada, Giuliano Fujiwara and Missoni. See our interview with the beautiful Frenchman!

Top 50 stars: AJ Abualrub, Jakob Wiechmann, Simon Nessman and Jeremy Young followed closely behind with 15 plus of the top shows.

Last season’s set of MDC top newcomers: Benoni Loos, Charlie France, Danny Schwarz, Francisco Lachowski, Johannes Linder, Jonas Kesseler, Lyle Lodwick, Mark Cox, Nick Rea, Nate Gill, Nicolas Ripolll, Robbie Wadge, Thomas Hoefnagels, Vladimir Ivanov andJakob Hybholt all had tremendous sophomore seasons. Mr. Hybholt and Mr Linder had monster weeks racking 17 plus shows each.

Former MOTW’s to keep your eye on from the shows: Callum, Albert, Douglas Nietzke, Philipp Bierbaum, Isaac Carew

Some familiar faces who are not only looking better than ever, some had their best week ever: Bastiaan Ninaber, Gen Huismans, Gordie Walker, George Barnett, Guy Robinson.

Some new spectacular faces: Silviu Tolu and Tim Boot. (Edited to add Peter Bruder from Future Milan, see below for picture).

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