Spring Forward

March 24th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

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 Shaw, 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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Saint Laurent’s Kids

January 13th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

Hedi Slimane‘s vision for Saint Laurent Paris has always leaned towards an exploration of youth culture and the designer / photographer’s latest campaign for the venerable brand hammers home those ideas with stripped down images of lanky beauties with carefree attitudes. Led by show opener Kiki Willems, Slimane’s lineup of chic yet undone kids looks rawer than usual. Gone are the stylized black and white shots of previous seasons and in their place is a gritty series of images straight out of rock n’roll. With Marjan Jonkman and a tattooed guitarist James (who Slimane street casted himself) rounding out the lineup, Slimane creates an appealing realism that lends his luxurious clothes a grunge sensibility.

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The Biz

January 13th, 2015 |Posted by models.com

The week in fashion news – compiled by Michelle Zhao

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Pretty in Pink – Male models walk the runway for Sibling S/S15

London’s menswear shows have been in full swing with designers serving up bold looks that have been more daring than ever before. Highlights included a madcap pink showing at Sibling, Christopher Bailey’s dramatically bohemian turn at Burberry and JW Anderson’s streamlined take on 70s style luxe.

Cathy Horyn, the iconic former New York Times fashion critic and one of the most respected voices within the industry resurfaces at The Cut, becoming the publication’s Fashion Editor at Large. The move marks a major coup for web based publications and given The Cut’s acerbic, witty tone should make for some truly memorable collection reviews in the near future.

Though we knew Frida Gianinni‘s exit from Gucci was imminent we didn’t expect it to come quite so soon. Today Gucci confirmed the designer’s early exit, making the move a month earlier than expected and before the Gucci menswear show even hits the runway – could a new successor be announced earlier as well? Only time will tell.

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Justin Bieber & Lara Stone by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) for Calvin Klein

Who is the most talked about male model of the moment? Pop star turned tabloid fixture Justin Bieber takes top honors. Justin Bieber’s fashion moment starts with his underwear & denim campaigns for Calvin Klein and continues with a shirtless turn for Karl Lagerfeld in V Magazine‘s music issue. The pop star has never been shy about showing off his body. If you remember what he did last Fashion Rocks, you won’t be surprise to see the smoking hot ad for Calvin Klein Jeans with Lara Stone.

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Joan Didion by Juergen Teller for Celine / Joni Mitchell by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent

Campaigns aren’t only for young models. For spring, Phoebe Philo invited an unexpected Celine muse- Joan Didion, the famous author of Play It as It Lays. In the Celine campaign, Didion shows off her classic with a black turtleneck and oversize sunglasses. Not to be outdone theSaint Laurent 2015 ad campaign features a talented 70’s singer-songwriter- Joni Mitchell for the latest in Hedi Slimane‘s musician series.

Cara Delevingne never stops multitasking; modeling, acting, singing and now editing. Cara gets her new title, Fashion Editor for Love Magazine. We all love her funny face on Instagram but what her writing style will be? Humorous or just classic? Can’t wait to see it!

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Jet Cetera

May 2nd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Fresh from her dark & smouldering turn in Hedi Slimane‘s ads for Saint Laurent Paris, the versatile Grace Hartzel shows another side in the pages of Vogue Japan. In Patrick Demarchelier‘s summery story Grace shows off her lithe physique and an adorable lineup of looks selected by stylist Katie Mossman – from retro-styled swimwear to airy party dresses that delight. While only a few will ever get to sunbathe on the deck of a yacht as they escape the daily grind, everyone can enjoy the beauty of this colorful and chic vacation fantasy.

See the full story in the database

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Slimane Selected

April 11th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Hedi Slimane knows what he likes – clean lines, sharp cuts and a heavy dose of black and white. The famed designer / photographer also has an impeccable eye for beauty, so when Slimane selects a beauty to front his campaign the fashion world takes notice. American beauty Grace Hartzel stars in Saint Laurent Paris‘ pre-fall ads expertly conveying the sensuality and insouciant chic that the label has come to represent. Hartzel captures the vibe so well that in addition to being the face of pre-fall, Slimane enlisted her for the line’s permanent collection ads too.

View the full campaign in the MDC fashion database

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Abbey Road

March 20th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Admit it, things just weren’t the same without Abbey Lee Kershaw. The spirited Aussie has been away shooting Mad Max: Fury Road with Hollywood stars Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy, but April sees her returning to her high fashion roots. The Gilles Bensimon helmed April cover of Vogue Australia is one of the publication’s best and inside the issue Kershaw is featured in two stories. First up a tribal themed romp by Bensimon that sees the legendary photographer revisiting his signature style as Christine Centenera styles Abbey in an all white wardrobe of designer looks and second Will Davidson‘s dreamy trip take on eveningwear featuring creative direction by cinematic award winners Baz Luhrman & Catherine Martin. Still aching for an Abbey fix? Check her out in the new Saint Laurent Paris eyewear ads looking chic in oversized sunglasses designed and shot by Hedi Slimane.

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Ph. Gilles Bensimon | Fashion Editor – Christine Centenera | Hair Stylist – Alan White | Makeup Artist – Kellie Stratton

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The Biz : Horyn Retires & Schiaparelli Sizzles

January 31st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

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Cathy Horyn with Calvin Klein’s Tom Murry and Francisco Costa|Image Credit – By: Andrew H. Walker for Getty Images Entertainment

Legendary New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn retires after 15 years at the paper. Throughout her storied career the veteran reporter never shied away from voicing her views, even when they strayed from popular opinion. Who could forget Horyn’s memorable clash with designer Hedi Slimane, or her enthusiastic support for Raf Simons. Given her status as one of the industry’s most revered voices, it will be interesting to see who at the Times will fill her shoes. / WWD

Barneys‘ latest campaign features a diverse cast of transgender models who were not only shot by Bruce Weber, but also share their stories with Vanity Fair’s Patricia Bosworth for ads that tackle the issue of equality. / NYT

As the debate over the ethics of fast fashion comes to the forefront, H&M (arguably the world’s biggest fast fashion retailer) chimes in - head of sustainability, Helena Helmersson tells Reuters there is no direct conflict between sustainability and fashion. “We want to make sustainable fashion more democratic, we don’t aim for sustainability to be a luxury thing.” / Reuters

Take a look at how female fashionistas are reshaping the luxury market in China with their savvy knowledge of the best brands and billion dollar purchasing power. / Bloomberg 

Celebrity and fashion have never been more intertwined, but for emerging designers getting their wares on the back of a major star can provide an an unparalleled level of exposure. Business of Fashion investigates the connection between Hollywood and the next wave of haute designers.  / BOF

There were a whole lot of couture shows but the most talked about (and possibly best loved) of the bunch this season was Schiaparelli. Designer Marco Zanini’s elegant collection was the toast of the town and Suzy Menkes explains why. In an exciting twist, Christie’s auction of pieces from the queen of shocking’s personal collection  provides an appealing trip through fashion’s history. The revival of the house and renewed interest in the brand’s legacy led to record high auction bids / NYT & Art News

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Liisa Winkler and Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin on the runway for Schiaparelli | Image Credit -Pascal Le Segretain for Getty Images Entertainment

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Your Own Hero

October 21st, 2013 |Posted by models.com

HERO Magazine‘s latest issue, one of their biggest yet, features rising young star Dane Dehaan shot by Hedi Slimane, wearing S/S 14 Saint Laurent of course. Dane, one of the hottest young actors emerging on the scene, joins Christian Slater, Tony Hawk, Harmony Korine, J.W. Anderson, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon of Kenzo in this 300 page issue packed with fashion and very current cultural trends. Jo Ann Furniss interviews Bruce Weber and Paul Jasmine, and previews an exclusive look at their joint archive of Californian travels.

To celebrate the 10th issue of HERO: CALIFORNIA FUTURE, a special edition of 100 glow in the dark covers have been produced. Only 30 of these collectible issues will be available to buy worldwide – from Dover Street Market and Opening Ceremony in London, Book Marc and Opening Ceremony in LA, and Opening Ceremony in Tokyo and New York.

HERO has an exclusive competition in collaboration with Models.com to win one of these highly limited copies. All you have to do is tweet @models and @hero_magazine using #heroglowinthedark and tell us your favourite thing to do in the dark to have a chance of winning. The winner will be announced on HERO’s Twitter on Wednesday 30th October.

HERO 10 is available to buy now here.

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This limited edition Hero cover goes to one lucky winner.

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