First Look: ODDA #8, The Decades Issue

March 6th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

Talk about ambition. To celebrate their third anniversary, ODDA Magazine’s latest issue celebrates well over a hundred years of fashion, stretching from Charles Frederick Worth’s turn­ of the­ century couture to the menswear we’ll be wearing next fall. “The decision about making a Decades issue talking about the history of fashion was due to my fascination for this industry and how we evolved from the past to the present, always looking at how the past made us who we are now,” explains editor ­in­ chief David Martin.

He and his team have pulled together a collection of snapshots of years past, starting with eight different covers, each representing a different decade. Paris Hilton pops in Moschino for the Nineties, while Baptiste Giabiconi channels Brando for the Fifties. The pages within celebrate the legacies of Ferragamo, Balenciaga, and Givenchy—the originals—as well as current designers who return time and again to touchstone eras, from the elegance of Ralph Lauren’s Thirties to Vivenne Westwood’s punk Seventies.

The issue is awash with contradictions and different perspectives. Alex Loomans is straight out of Gatsby and Thorben Gartner marks the current day in Italo Zucchelli’s sporty designs. Lieke Van Houten and Nicolas Ripoll embody the romanticism of Forties Spain in Dolce & Gabbana and Daan van der Deen wears Calvin Klein to relive the athletic Nineties. For an industry that is constantly obsessed with what’s new and what’s next, the issue offers a primer on where we came from, answering, gloriously and powerfully, the eternal question of how we got here with a preview of where we’re headed. Take a look at an exclusive preview below.

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Nora Vai, photography by Kinya Ota and styling by Connie Berg

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Alex Loomans, photography by Arnaldo Anaya Lucca (De Facto) and styling by Matthew Marden (De Facto)

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Lieke Van Houten and Nicolas Ripoll, photography by Sebastian Sabal-Bruce (Red+) and styling by Alba Melendo

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Frida Aasen, photography by Fabrizio Scarpa and styling by Alba Melendo

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Baptiste Giabiconi, photography by Magdalena Lawniczak and styling by Fleur Huynh

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Igor Kolomiyets and Chantz Luginbill, photography by Jeremy Kost (Jed Root) and styling by Nicolas Klam

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Aliz @ Viva, photography by Camilla Armbrust and styling by Helena Tejedor

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River Viiperi, photography by Edward Taylor and styling by Gregory Wein

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Paris Hilton and Chad Buchanan, photography by Hunter & Gatti (OPUS) and styling by Alba Melendo

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Daan van der Deen, photography by Sonia Pueche and styling by David Martin

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Thorben Gartner, photography by Fabrizio Scarpa and styling by Alba Melendo

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Oli Lacey and Joel Meacock, photography by Mikael Schulz and styling by Matt Bidgoli

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40s: Special Dolce & Gabbana inspired by folclore in Spain. Lieke Van Houten & Nicolas Ripoll by Sebastian Sabal-Bruce (Red+), styling by Alba Melendo. Creative Direction David Martin

50s Baptiste Giabiconi
50s’s: Baptiste Giabiconi inspired by Marlon Brandon. Photographer Magdalena Lawniczak & styling by Fleur Huynh

60s Miu Miu Archives
60s: Special Miu Miu Archives. Magda Laguinge photographed by Sy Delorme, styling by Alba Melendo, Creative Direction David Martin

70s Punk
70s: Punk with Lili Sumner, photographed by Philip Meech styling by Hope Von Joel

80s River Viiperi
80’s: River Viiperi inspired by Body Culture movement. Photographed by Taylor Edward, styling by Gregory Wein, Creative Direction David Martin

90s Paris Hilton special Moschino
90s: Paris Hilton Special Moschino photographed by Hunter & Gatti (OPUS), styling by Alba Melendo, Creative Direction David Martin

2007_2011 Special Elie Saab Haute Couture
2007/2011: Special Elie Saab Haute Couture representing the Gothic-Romanticism of those years. Tamy Glauser photographed by Anthony Acquire, styling by Alba Melendo

2015 Joel Meacock
Present Day with Joel Meacock photographed by Mikael Schulz & styling by Matt Bidgoli

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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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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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First Look: ODDA #3

November 21st, 2012 |Posted by Betty

Jon K
Baby Tigers
Simon Nessman

What more could you want? See some of our favorite shots from the four cover stories of ODDA Magazine’s latest issue. For a special peek of Jon with a baby tiger, check out our exclusive video below.

Jon ODDA from ODDA magazine on Vimeo.





Jon K by Juan Martin, styling by Juanjo Manez and Paloma Alvarez




Simon Nessman by Gillian Staples, styling by David Martin



Michaela Kocianova by Juan Martin, styling by David Martin




Alexina Graham (and various faces) all in Maison Martin Margiela F/W 12 by Nicolas Valois, styling by David Martin

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