First Look: HERO Magazine

October 21st, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

Few cities have been as reflective of the past half-century of American life as Detroit, from white flight and the decline of manufacturing through crumbling infrastructure and abandoned neighborhoods to creative millennial reinvention and post-bankruptcy renewal. “Detroit gets lots of attention, and not necessarily for the best reasons,” explained James West and Fabien Kruszelnicki, the editors-in-chief of HERO Magazine, about their decision to dedicate the latest issue of their menswear magazine to the ever-shifting metropolis. “It had a lot of bad press, about violence and volatility, about people moving there for cheap rents, but we felt like it was a place that was also somehow new, a place where everything hadn’t been decided already. It has the space to redefine itself, which is quite a big deal.”

The British actor Nicholas Hoult takes the cover, shot and styled by Venetia Scott (Camilla Lowther Management), but the rest of the issue is a celebration of Detroit in all its promise and possibility. Kruszelnicki offers a “Detroit Survey,” street casting an overview of the city’s youth styled by Zarina Humayun, while Alessio Boni and Gro Curtis capture new face Robbi (TIAD) in hidden spaces amongst the urban sprawl. Nicole Maria Winkler and Adam Winder pay homage to the city’s vanishing automobile industry, and Dominick Sheldon (Creative and Partners) and Andrew Mukamal offer an eclectic vision of a promising “New America.” “There’s a sense that Detroiters have had to fend for themselves, and that says a lot about the way the creative scene is developing there,” say West and Kruszelnicki. “It’s a city with a lot of history that America kind of brushed aside, but now it’s becoming the personification of a new kind of American Dream, a place where anything is possible.” Take an exclusive first look at the new issue, out this week, below.



Photography and styling Venetia Scott (Camilla Lowther Management)




Ph. Alessio Boni / Fashion Gro Curtis
Model Robbi at Tomorrow Is Another Day






Ph. Fabien Kruszelnicki / Fashion Paul Sinclaire
Model: Streetcast Nicholas Williams





Ph. Cameron McCool (Katy Barker) / Fashion Zarina Humayun
Artists: ZelooperZ and Supakaine



Ph. Dominick Sheldon (Creative and Partners) / Fashion Andrew Mukamal
Model: Geron at CLICK, Frank at Ford Models





Ph. Fabien Kruszelnicki / Fashion Zarina Humayun

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Ph. Dario Catellani (Camilla Lowther Management) / Fashion Jay Massacret
Models Gabriel at Supa (London) and John Swiatek

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Ph. Nicole Maria Winkler / Fashion Adam Winder
Model Raad at Tomorrow Is Another Day

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The Search Goes On

March 27th, 2013 |Posted by

It’s that time of year again- the V Man/Ford Models search. Since 2008 VMAN has partnered with Ford Models to seek out the next famous face in men’s fashion. Once a year, entrants from around the world submit to the search online for the chance to sign with Ford and be on the cover of VMAN. Past winners include Clark Cord, Joseph Dolce, and Calvin Klein underwear/fragrance model-of-the-moment, Matthew Terry. The winner will be photographed by none other than Karl Lagerfeld for the cover of VMAN 30, the magazine’s upcoming tenth anniversary issue. Look for the unveiling of the winner’s cover this summer and follow the search on Twitter at #shotbyKarl and #VMANFordSearch. (Text: Matt Meyer)


LT: PhotographerSteven Klein, ModelClark Cord  |  RT: PhotographerSteven Klein, Model – Matthew Terry


LT: PhotographerMario Sorrenti, ModelJoseph Dolce  |  RT: PhotographerTerry Richardson, Model – Luke Briggs

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River’s Edge

March 6th, 2013 |Posted by

Performance is trending this season and V Man is not one to miss out. In an homage to the great Nureyev, the men’s mag presents fresh face Dylan River in “Perform,” a set of graceful images by Collier Schorr. With Jay Massacret styling, Dylan is the perfect match for fashion’s dance moment, taking center stage in a variety of organic poses. Fresh from signing with Ford Models and walking Prada and Rag & Bone, Dylan asserts himself in his first editorial as a man of the moment. (Text: Matt Meyer)

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Dolce Vita

October 26th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

V Man.
Mario Sorrenti.
Joseph Dolce.

The winner of the annual Ford Models / V Man contest arrives on the scene with a bang and a truly spectacular cover – color us impressed. Sorrenti always knows how to bring drama into a photograph and this high octane image delivers on every level.

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Winners Circle

July 22nd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Vman Magazine and Ford Models‘s annual modeling contest never fails to excite with its selection of handsome fresh faces and the 2011 eleven winners New Jersey’s Matthew Terry and Indiana’s Clark Cord look phenomenal on Steven Klein‘s dual covers. The Archetypes Issue tagline promises an “inventory of masculinity” and though were not quite sure what that is hinting at, we’re always happy to see fresh faces on magazine covers.

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The Prada Persuasion

June 17th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Miuccia Prada keeps us on our toes; whether that is with idiosyncratic collections, or one of a kind imagery depends on the day, but one could never accuse camp Prada of being boring. This season’s campaign is a testament to the brand’s ability to think outside the box, their F/W image is all about the next generation of modeling stars. As such you will find no familiars amongst the stunning cast (well maybe just one – budding supermodel Frida Gustavsson also stars) Ashley Brokaw went in search of girls with the Prada je ne sais quoi, that certain special something that has defined the brand’s faces from Sasha Pivovarova to Daria Werbowy. Only the newest of the new need apply – some of the campaign’s stars haven’t even walked shows yet.

In the first snaps to hit the internet the gorgeous Kelly Mittendorf (Marilyn) gives a star making turn in a beautiful shot by Steven Meisel. The image is pure Prada and Kelly’s one of a kind look is certain to grab the attention of casting directors and model fans alike. BONUS: Gorgeous newcomers Ondria Hardin (Ford) and Antonia Wesseloh (Ford) make equally alluring debuts in the campaign’s two new images!

Casting by Ashley Brokaw | Styling by Melissa Klitzke-Rubini | Hair by Guido Palau | Makeup by Pat McGrath

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Hometown Hero

February 2nd, 2010 |Posted by Betty

Briane Hatcher. Ph: Juergen Teller for Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 10, pic courtesy of Ford Models.

This very second, models from around the world are descending in droves upon NYC. One young man who doesn’t have far to travel is 17 year old Briane (pronounced Brian) Hatcher from Queens, New York. Casting director Michelle Lee is a fan of the music loving student booking him 2 consecutive seasons for the Marc by Marc Jacobs shows. With the appearance of his first major campaign and set to model full time this summer, it looks like it’s going to be quite a year for Mr. Hatcher.

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Bits & Bytes: Anna Update

October 16th, 2009 |Posted by Betty


Anna Speckhart. Vision LA. Pics by Victor Del Toro

Anna that blue eyed beauty from Vision LA featured on Feed last month, wows us with her first test. Girl GIVES it to the camera.


—————————————- talks about Guy Bourdin and his films.

One of our favorite photographers ever, Paolo Roversi, on creativity. declares, of the S/S 10 collections “Utility vs Fantasy, which side are you on?”

Men are giving back. GQ “Gentlemen’s Fund” recognizes celebrity activists like ex model Ashton Kutcher, Adrian Grenier, Josh Duhamel and Mark Wahlberg AND one notable everyday guy. (Know one? Submit his name to GQ’s “Better Man, Better World” search).

Why we love Bill Cunningham, the original street style photographer: he’s a workhorse and still humble. Check out his slideshow for the Times.

Yay! Polaroid is back. And Jeremy Kost can sleep.

We love these vintage moments. Check out one of the Baldwin brothers in these old Calvin Klein Jeans campaign.

Who doesn’t love Arlenis Sosa? We’re certainly fans. Check out her interview with W Magazine.

Ford Models‘s Supermodel of the World partners with Jaeger in London.

In this era of magazines closing, L’Officiel Hommes puts out not 1 but TWO new editions; one in Italy with Bastiaan Ninaber on the cover and one in Germany with Jakob Wiechmann. Check out their profiles to see the 2 covers. Lale Aktay is manning the ship in Germany as Milan Vukmirovic has got his hands quite full with L’Officiel Hommes, L’Officiel Hommes Italy and designing and shooting for Trussardi.

Ph: Andrew Adler for Planet Awesome Kid.
On the heels of our friend Julia Samersova‘s launch of her streetstyle for kids blog, Planet Awesome Kid…. W Magazine talks to Stella McCartney about her line for Baby Gap and Gap Kids. Kids as you know, are the new must have for all the fashion folk. Check out Jezebel’s review of Milk Magazine, the ubercool magazine about kids’ fashion.

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