Brotherly Love

May 15th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

Following up on the success of their cult-inspired “Father” feature from last fall’s issue of HERO Magazine, photographer Sebastian Kim and stylist Gro Curtis team up again this season with another 32-page, documentary-style story that pushes the boundaries of the “fashion editorial.” Keeping with the familial theme, “Brother” follows the daily life of four brothers in what Curtis calls “their strange little community, upstate, far from any kind of reality.” Kim works in a journalistic, Life-magazine vein, while Curtis pulls from top designer brands like Dior Homme, Balenciaga, and Givenchy to create a world with a slightly sinister, off-putting feeling. America’s gun culture is alluded to, as is the current softened economic state, in a feature that offers a refreshingly raw and powerful alternate to the standard glossy editorials. Take a look at our exclusive preview below, and see our first look of the rest of the issue, including cover boy Justin Bieber by Hedi Slimane here.

Photographer Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists), Stylist Gro Curtis, Casting by Douglas Perrett

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Clear Eyes, Full Hearts

April 30th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

HERO Magazine celebrates small-town hopes and big-city dreams with their latest issue, out today with a powerful cover featuring pop’s favorite bad boy Justin Bieber photographed by Hedi Slimane. Bruce Weber contributes thirty years’ worth of slices of all-American life while Danielle Levitt explores the motocross cult of Plant City, Florida. Designer Kevin Carrigan talks about the clean appeal of Calvin Klein, while DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith offers insight into his latest album. Rising actors like Max Irons, Jack Falahee, and Timothée Chalamet discuss their craft, and the legendary filmmaker Larry Clark sits down for a lengthy talk. On the fashion side, Sebastian Kim showcases the rural life in a feature styled by Gro Curtis, while Dario Catellani pays homage to down-home hairstyles in a quirky preview of the summer and fall ahead. Take an exclusive first look at the issue below.

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Photographer Alessio Boni  | Styling Samantha Traina (New York: Streeters New York, Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles)

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Photographer Nicolas Kern  | Styling Stella Greenspan

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Photographer Bruce Weber

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Photographer Alessio Boni | Styling Gro Curtis

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Photographer Danielle Levitt (Camilla Lowther Management) | Styling Taryn Bensky

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Photographer  Dario Catellani (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) | Styling James Valeri (Home Agency) | Hair Holli Smith (New York: Total Management, Los Angeles: Total Management, Paris: Total Management)

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Photographer  Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists)| Styling Gro Curtis

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Photographer Fabien Kruszelnicki  | Styling Zarina Humayun

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Justin Bieber by Hedi Slimane

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The Runaways

February 9th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

Sebastian Kim and (Management + Artists) Gro Curtis take to the streets with a gritty story for HEROINE Magazine that sees Emmy Rappe and Lina Berg as a pair of teenage vagabonds clad in Balenciaga and Maison Martin Margiela. The pair walks through deserted woods and along the edge of suburban towns all while wearing a pared down selection of pieces from luxurious labels. Most kids don’t skip town in Alexander Wang and Opening Ceremony, but Curtis’ skillful styling and Kim’s naturalistic images make the concept feel authentic.

Hair – / Bok Hee (Streeters New York) Makeup – Kristi Matamoros / Set Design – Dru Prentiss / Casting – Shawn Dezan / Production – Justin Rose

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Fathers & Sons

November 4th, 2014 |Posted by Betty

Upstart British menswear magazine HERO Magazine has always had a knack for going big, and their latest issue is no different, with rising star Ansel Elgort on the cover. Inside, a powerful thirty-page feature offers a fictional take on cult life, photographed by Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists) in lush, documentary-style black and white. “What I wanted to achieve was almost documentary stills,” says fashion editor Gro Curtis, “like Sebastian is a photographer for LIFE in the Seventies visiting this strange commune upstate.” The contemplative images in “Father” capture both action and solitude, with a hint of menace, pulling inspiration from the story of Jonestown and attitude from the languorous young adults of Martha Marcy May Marlene. The young acolytes, (casting by Douglas Perrett) played by Gustav Morstad, Marshall Brockley, Ryan James, AJ Mason, Cashel Barnett, and Daniel Caban, are dressed simply by Curtis, in keeping with a concept that is more about art than fashion. “Narration is what I believe in, and Sebastian joined in so strongly with this concept,” Curtis explains. “It is dark and strange and sinister and perhaps funny in one moment, but it looks real. It doesn’t look like a fashion story. That’s what we tried to achieve.” Take a look at our exclusive preview below.

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Hero Worship

November 5th, 2013 |Posted by jonathanshia

Famed photographer Guy Aroch may be best-known for his stunning shots of gorgeous girls, but he proves himself just as talented with the guys in a stellar new editorial from the latest issue of HERO Magazine, featuring superstars Clément Chabernaud and Mathias Lauridsen suffused in Aroch’s trademark lambent glow. Styled by Gro Curtis, the two legends wear the season’s top collections, from Balenciaga and Lanvin to Louis Vuitton and Dior Homme, adding an upscale twist to the softly rundown cabin that serves as the relaxed and quiet backdrop. The rich, gorgeous portraits have an intimate feel, with Chabernaud and Lauridsen caught in lost moments of thought, the perfect instants passing by in the fading light of day.

See the full story in the database.

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Neo Grunge

September 23rd, 2013 |Posted by models.com

Interview Russias October issue is full of fall fashion and here we have an exclusive preview of Chad Pitman‘s story, Neo-Grunge, with Hot List face, Miles Langford. The raw editorial, shot at Dead Horse Bay -an abandoned New York beach- features the tattooed model, sans hair and makeup, in two of Chad and stylist Gro Curtis‘s favorite fall/winter 13 collections: Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane and Yohji Yamamoto. For more, be sure to pick up a copy of Interview Russia, available on newsstands right now.

Text By Victoria Perillo

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Suburbia

April 19th, 2013 |Posted by models.com

For the Summer/Fall 2013 issue titled “Suburban Heat,” London men’s magazine HERO takes on life in small-town America. Constructing a world of voyeuristic intrigue rife with the mysteries of the mundane, photographer Christian Ferretti and stylist Gro Curtis collaborate on an epic story steeped in sleek style and the secrets kept behind closed doors. Playing the family caught in this dark fashion fantasy are a trio of models- Grayson Gettys, Ben and Ian, headed by Karen Bjornson‘s austere matriarch. The story follows Bjornson presiding over bathtime, the boys playing with a pet cat, and the family sharing a meal. What else are they up to? Peer inside HERO’s suburbia and see for yourself in the exclusive look below. (Text Matt Myer)

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Dark HERO

October 17th, 2012 |Posted by Betty

Hero Magazine‘s new issue is out with an ode to “Volatile Opulence”, marking rising young face Matt Ardell‘s 3rd cover in a year. Shot by Christian Ferretti with styling by Gro Curtis, Matt wears the season’s strongest coats by 3.1 Phillip Lim, Belstaff, Emporio Armani, Prada, LV and more. The foreboding sky coupled with the ominous looking German Shepherd chicly complete the dark atmosphere. Interviews with Roberto Cavalli, Silvia Venturini Fendi, Lucas Ossendrijver, Stuart Vevers, contributions from Nicola Formichetti, Phillip Lim, Siki Im and a Dior Homme S/S 13 preview makes this new HERO a must buy for fall (click here to buy the issue, available online now and in stores Oct 22).

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