Spring Forward

January 29th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

You wouldn’t know it from the frigid cold gripping New York City at the moment, but spring is just around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: new campaigns. After our round­ups of the best Spring 2014 womenswear ads (here and here), we thought it was time to give the guys their fair due. Here’s our picks for some of our favorite men’s campaigns for the season, all of them featuring rich explosions of color to help us through these dreary, gray winter days.

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Hugo Boss HUGO line
Last July, photographer Pierre Debusschere hit the Utah salt flats—home of the famed land­speed trials so powerfully illuminated in Rachel Kushner’s breakout 2013 novel The Flamethrowers— for Hugo Boss’ energetic, athletic younger label. Victor Nylander, Sung Jin Park, and Andrew Westermann are joined by Caroline Brasch Nielsen and Kasia Struss and the lambent, translucent hues of what look like shimmering mirages, add a soft tinge of glowing color to the blinding whiteness of the pristine sodium crust.

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Jil Sander
The namesake designer may be once again dearly departed, but she has left her artistic, distinctly modernist fingerprints all over the house’s latest campaign, shot by David Sims. Ben Waters and Edie Campbell wear their sharp, graphic ensembles —distressed plaid for him and tangled florals for her against a faded background combining the strictest geometry with the soft delicacy of nature.

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Kenzo
In their second collaboration with Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari‘s idiosyncratic art magazine Toilet Paper, designers Humberto Leon & Carol Lim have demonstrated their revolutionary talents extend far beyond their charming runway designs. A relaxed Devon Aoki perches upon a trout carried on Paul Boche‘s shoulders, both of them dressed in a soothing, swaying ripple print inspired by the surf of Leon and Lim’s native Southern California and lit by the harsh glow of red neon.

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Patrik Ervell
After making a stunning campaign début with his stark black ­and­ white images of Max Von Isser in an overgrown field last Fall, Ervell enlisted up ­and­ coming photographer Daniel Sannwald (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) for an appropriately luminous series of images that find Michael Lange wearing his sailing­ inspired pieces against the digitally enhanced shine of an impossibly rich and vibrant oceanic sunset.

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Salvatore Ferragamo
The Italian house’s campaigns can sometimes have an anodyne feel of anonymous luxury to them, but Spring finds Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) bringing a vivid pop of classic Modernism to their images. Stalwarts Sean O’Pry and Daria Werbowy bask in the radiant warmth of the sherbet­colored angles and columns that bring to mind the cheery, iconic designs of the Mexican Pritzker Prize–winning architect Luis Barragán.

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Homeward Bound

September 22nd, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

The newest issue of Russh takes you on the road with some of your favorite models, traveling back to their hometowns for special editorials. Cover stars Devon Aoki and Ashley Smith, show photographer Will Davidson around Hollywood and Austin in dreamy shoots styled by Stevie Dance; Devon poses with the Hollywood sign as her backdrop in true star fashion as Ashley shows off some Texan flavor. Check out both stories in full on Russh’s newly launched website, RusshMagazine.com



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CFDA Darlings

June 8th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Last night’s CFDA festivities were a whirlwind for winners like Marc Jacobs and Rag and Bone, but the real battle was on the red carpet, with actress and models all vying for best dressed. With fashion’s finest in attendance and the eyes of the world watching competition was high, but these were just a cut above the rest; here are a few of our favorite looks from the night, be sure to tell us who you thought was best dressed in the comments!

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Joan Smalls in Prabal Gurung dress, Monique Péan jewelry |

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Hilary Rhoda in Rachel Roy

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Lara Stone in Calvin Klein

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Devon Aoki in Zac Posen

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Jessica Stam in Fenton Fallon jewelry and a Giambattista Valli  dress

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Heidi Mount in Prabal Garung, with the designer

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Jamie Bochert in Marc Jacobs Collection, with date Michael Pitt

All Images courtesy of Style.com

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A Softer Focus

June 26th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Models are often praised for their delicate beauty but no girl embodies that description as well as Devon Aoki. The perennial beauty graces the latest issue of Zoo Magazine in an editorial that focuses on the ethereal. Photographer Aneta Bartos shoot some of the industry’s loveliest girls in a distinctive soft focus style reminscent of a faded vintage portrait. Jennifer Pugh, Leah De Wavrin, Sofi Berelidze and Alexina Graham all look haunting within the issue.

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City of Angels

May 19th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

i-D’s 300th issue is an all out model spectacular with three incredible covers featuring dynamic beauties Tasha Tilberg, Sigrid Agren and Raquel Zimmermann. The focus of Tasha’s cover and the corresponding edit centers around the beauty of women who exude power. Kayt Jones‘ ’100 Iconic LA Women’ spread features Devon Aoki, Jessica Miller, Bridget Hall & Liberty Ross in stark black and white looking intense and wearing next to nothing.

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Pussycat Doll

April 24th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Devon Aoki gets playful for Vogue Nippon. Donning cat ears and a seductive attitude Devon vamps it up for Camilla Akrans‘ camera. While Devon is known for being the personification of youthful prettiness, she lets her saucy side show with this editorial. Devon’s innate sophistication takes what could be a typical “sexy” editorial and gives it a bit of class – she even manages to make Alexander Wang’s leave little to the imagination black minidress look flirtatious rather than salacious.

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