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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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Eye Gandy

February 26th, 2014 |Posted by models.com

In an exclusive teaser for models.com, photographer Chiun-Kai Shih, also known as Chunky, gives us a peek at GQ Taiwan‘s big March 2014 cover with the very super David Gandy. Fresh off a stint as guest host for Asia’s Next Top Model, Chunky says David is “enchanting, sensitive and dramatic. That’s what he always brings on set to shoots.” Check out videos behind the scenes as well; see the cover and inside story on March 1st!

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Styling byMarcus Teo (De Facto), grooming by Scott Mcmahan

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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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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 : BON

August 22nd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Bon Magazine returns for fall with a full slate of fashion showcased via sleek editorial content. Though the issue is focused on the subject of excess, things never veer off-course into unadulterated consumerism, instead we’re given a chic series of stories that provide just the right amount of decadence. The stunning Jacquetta Wheeler returns on dual covers in head to toe Balmain, but the extravagant fashion is balanced by natural setting and stripped down photography style. Inside beautiful new stories starring Kel MarkeyMyla DalbesioMagda Laguinge, Grace MaharyTatiana Cotliar and Maud Welzen run the gamut from avant garde explorations of the season’s minimal wares to striking black and white images shot on the streets of New York.

For even more BON check out their official website, BON.se. 

BON24_CoverInternational cover | Photographer: Tung Walsh | Model: Jacquetta Wheeler | Stylist: Marcus Soder

BONS65_coverSwedish cover | Photographer: Tung Walsh | Model: Jacquetta Wheeler | Stylist: Marcus Soder

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BON_INT24_P106Pleasures Unknown | Photographer: Bharrat Sikka | Models: Myla Dalbesio and Erika Wall | Stylist: Marcus Soder

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BON_INT24_P16162Chaos Theory | Photographer: Ward Ivan Rafik| Model: Grace Mahary | Stylist: Zara Zachrisson

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Beuys and Girls | Photographer: Axel Lindahl|  Model: Maud Welzen | Stylist: Naomi Itkes

 

 

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Seekers become finders | Photographer: Rachel Chandler | Model: Tatiana Cotliar | Stylist:Tamara Rothstein

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No One Else I’d Rather Be | Photographer: Maurizio Bavutti| Model: Tommaso de Benedictis | Stylist: John Colver

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BON_INT24_P200Balmain | Photographer: Tung Walsh | Model: Jacquetta Wheeler | Stylist: Marcus Soder

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BON_INT24_P230 Stella McCartney | Photographer: Aitken Jolly| Model: Kel Markey | Stylist: Anders Solvsten Thomsen

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Altewai Saome |  Photographer: Nagi Sakai (De Facto) | Model: Magda Laguinge | Stylist: Marcus Soder

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Couture | Photographer: Alice Rosati | Models: Georgia Hilmer and Alex Armstrong | Stylist: Mauricio Nardi

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Creature of the Wind | Photographer: Benjamin Vnuk | Model: Ji Hye Park | Stylist: Zara Zachrisson

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Meadham Kirchoff | Photographer: Greta Ilieva | Model: Madison Leyes | Stylist: Jack Borkett

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Juun J | Photographer: CG Watkins | Model: Alex Bouchard | Stylist: Harry Lambert

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Into the Wild

August 15th, 2013 |Posted by models.com

Li Xiao Xing rules the animal kingdom in the most recent issue of Flare Magazine, dressed from head to toe in an array of animalistic patterns. Stylist Martha Violante demonstrates the more exaggerated the print, the better- pairing an overload of edgy fabrics and accessories to create these trendy looks. With summer coming to an end and a new season right around the corner, it’s time to make the transition and show off your wild side this fall. Text by Victoria Perrillo 

Photographer: Andrew Yee | Hair: Shlomi Mor | Manicurist: Kelly B (De Facto) | Casting: Paul Isaac

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Candice Chameleon

July 31st, 2013 |Posted by models.com

Candice Swanepoel is showing off her signature sex appeal in her latest shoot—and we’re not talking a Victoria’s Secret ad. In an editorial by David Mushegain for Vogue Russia, the South African beauty trades in her angel wings for an edgier look, posing alongside graffiti covered walls and even rocking a nose ring. Styled by Gillian Wilkins, Swanepoel wears colorful prints, paired with lace, leather, and spikes, all which go hand in hand with her bold surroundings. Have a look at the stunning photographs of Swanepoel below, where she proves herself to be a chameleon shoot after shoot…

Hair: Charles McNair | Makeup: John McKay (De Facto)

Text by Victoria Perillo

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