Hercules Turns Ten

March 31st, 2016 |Posted by jonathan

Hercules Magazine celebrates ten years in appropriately momentous fashion, with five covers for their new Spring/Summer 2016 issue shot by Bruce Weber in the his inimitably fresh style. Actor (and son of Mick) James Jagger takes one cover, while Trevor Signorino, Odin Grina, and new face Kenny Dean also grace the other covers. Weber brings his sharp eye and athletic energy to a number of stories within the issue, which also finds Dominik Sadoch in easy sportswear for Alessio Boni and Andres Velencoso Segura looking sexy in a feature by Nico. Appropriately themed “Coming of Age,” the issue also spotlights rising actors Finn Wittrock and Raphaël Personnaz, all in the cause of welcoming in a bright new season and wishes for another bountiful ten years to come.

Take an exclusive first look at the issue below, available now exclusively at Dover Street Market, New York and London, and worldwide starting April 12.

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Trevor Signorino | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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James Jagger | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Odin Grina | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Kenny Dean | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Left: From the archive, photographer – Doug Inglish (Brydges MacKinney) | Right: Note from Donatella Versace

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Left: From the archive, photographer – Carlotta Manaigo | Right: Xavier Serrano | Photographer – Nacho Alegre (MOTIF MANAGEMENT SL) | Stylist – David Vivirido

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Albert Madaula | Photographer – Carlos Moreno

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Andres Velencoso Segura | Photographer – Nico (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY, Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management) | Stylist – Gabriella Norberg

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Finn Wittrock | Photographer – Will Davidson | Stylist – Mitchell Belk

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Finn Wittrock | Photographer – Will Davidson | Stylist – Mitchell Belk

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Zachary Quinto (IMG) | Photographer – Matthew Brookes (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) | Stylist – Mitchell Belk

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Ola Morafa Dynamo and Bo Develius | Photographer – Gordon von Steiner (Art + Commerce)

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David Martins | Photographer – Gordon von Steiner (Art + Commerce)

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Raphaël Personnaz | Photographer – Johan Sandberg (New York: ArtList NY, Milan: LUNDLUND, Stockholm: ArtList Paris) | Stylist – Benoit Martinengo

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Torin Verdone | Photographer – Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Stylist – David Vivirido

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Torin Verdone | Photographer – Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Stylist – David Vivirido

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Jacob Morton | Photographer – Paul Jasmin | Stylist – Keegan Singh (Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York)

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Photographer – Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist – Shun Watanabe

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Andres Sanjuan | Photographer – Daniel Riera (Jed Root) | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Andres Sanjuan | Photographer – Daniel Riera (Jed Root) | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Steffy Argelich | Photographer – Ward Ivan Rafik (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris) | Stylist – Hanna Kelifa (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )

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Dominik Sadoch | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Dominik Sadoch | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Kenny Dean and Filip Wolfe | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Deborah Watson (Walter Schupfer Management)

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Buddy Duress | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Deborah Watson (Walter Schupfer Management)

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Alex Sewall | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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James Jagger | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Luke Bracey | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Ana Brillembourg

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Ignacio Lopez and Chris Noble | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Sara Moonves (Camilla Lowther Management)

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Bennet Jonas and Chris Noble | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Sara Moonves (Camilla Lowther Management)

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First Look: Hercules Magazine

October 21st, 2015 |Posted by jonathan

Jordan Barrett takes the cover of the latest issue of Hercules Magazine magazine, aptly titled Bright Young Things, photographed by Paola Kudacki and styled by Francesco Sourigues. The rest of the issue celebrates an appropriately eclectic band of new-wave digital stars, from actorsWill Peltz and Nolan Funk to the tattooed model-slash-artist David Alexander Flinn. Tim Schuhmacher, Julian Schneyder, Johannes Spaas, Billy Vandendooren, and Luka Sabbat star in various features within as well. Take a first look at the new issue below.

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Photography Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management), Fashion editor Francesco Sourigues (De Facto), Model Jordan Barrett

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Photography Bruno Staub (CBA), Fashion editor DAVID BRUNO, Talent Nolan Funk (IMG)

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Photography Bruno Staub (CBA), Fashion editor David Vivirido, Model Julian Schneyder

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Photography Alessio Boni, Fashion editor Heathermary Jackson (FRANK REPS), Model David Alexander Flinn

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Photography Bruno Staub (CBA), Fashion editor DAVID VIVIRIDO, Talent Will Peltz (IMG)

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Photography Bruno Staub (CBA), Fashion editor Mauricio Nardi (Atomo Management), Models Johannes Spaas, Billy Vandendooren and Janek Chrabaszcz.

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Photography Benny Horne, Fashion editor Francesco Sourigues (De Facto), Model Robbie G

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Photography Mark Kean, Fashion editorAzza Yousif, Models Jack Mather & Connor Newall

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Photography Daniel Riera (Jed Root), Fashion editor Francesco Sourigues (De Facto), Model Luka Sabbat

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Photography Thomas Goldblum, Fashion editor Darcy Backlar (Management + Artists), Model Tim Schuhmacher

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First look: Vamp

October 14th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

Vamp Magazine releases its latest issue “Against all odds.”  The forward-looking, woman-centric publication, as always, is dedicated to the beauty of feminine power, and the two cover stars Jamie Bochert and Emily DiDonato personify that virtue in beautiful black and white. Jamie is photographed Victorian chic in Givenchy by Sofia Malamute styled by Maryam Malakpour and Emily looks strong in Wu courtesy of David Vivirido, lensed by Bruno Staub. On the inside it’s vintage glamour galore with archival images from Chris Von Wangenheim, while Daniel Riera juxtaposes the severity of city streets with the modish fall pairings on a breezy Miyanda Jacobs. See what else fills the pages in the exclusive preview of the fourth issue below.

 

Jamie Bochert by Sofia Malamute / Stylist Maryam Malakpour

Emily DiDonato by Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA) / Stylist David Vivirido

Alba Galocha by Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA) / Stylist David Vivirido

Miyanda Jacobs by Daniel Riera (Jed Root) / Stylist Raquel Franco

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Sabina Lobova by Thomas Goldblum / Stylist Omaima Salem

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Line Brems by Sean Thomas / Stylist Barbara Martelo

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Mission Impossible

April 13th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

Hercules Magazine goes full metal and releases, exclusively here on models.com, a slick, black and white film by Santiago & Mauricio Sierra starring Daan van der Deen as a covert operative in Hugo Boss.

A film by Santiago & Mauricio Sierra
Creative Direction by Francesco Sourigues (De Facto) & David Vivirido
Starring Daan van der Deen
All clothing and accessories by Hugo Boss. See more at Hercules Universal.

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Spring Forward

March 24th, 2015 |Posted by jonathan

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, modelAustin Scoggins

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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 Brady, 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 jonathan

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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Women on Top

March 13th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Who can resist the allure of a magazine dedicated to dynamic, intelligent and take charge women! David Vivirido and Francesco Sourigues, the forces behind Hercules Magazine unveil their vision for women with Vamp Magazine, a tour de force take on fashion dedicated to those who are unafraid to speak their minds and express themselves via the best in power-dressing. The cover tagline “Being the woman you’ve always wanted to be” offers a compelling call to action – it isn’t enough to just wear pretty clothes, a girl has got to take on the world with gusto. The founders offered a mission statement of sorts to Business of Fashion and described the glossy’s ideal reader in no uncertain terms, “Vamp is for women who want to get ahead, stamp their foot and make a statement.”

We love the sound of that and the look of the 6 incredible new covers, which feature an impressive lineup of modeling fixtures. Each cover star is an impressive woman with personality to spare, from industry standard bearers like Carolyn Murphy and Liya Kebede, multi-hyphenate Rosie Huntington Whiteley, campaign queen Karmen Pedaru and in demand it-girls Andreea Diaconu and Emily DiDonato.

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Emily DiDonato by Paola Kudacki, styled by Brandon Maxwell

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Andreea Diaconu by Paola Kudacki, styled by Brandon Maxwell

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley by Paola Kudacki, styled by Brandon Maxwell

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Liya Kebede by Paola Kudacki, styled by Brandon Maxwell

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Karmen Pedaru by Giampaolo Sgura (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), styled by David Vivirido

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Carolyn Murphy by Santiago & Mauricio Sierra (Cadence New York), styled by Francesco Sourigues

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All images courtesy of Vamp

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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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