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May 14th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Campaign season is in full swing and the brands are rolling out campaigns heavy on the star power. From top tier models to Hollywood royalty, the season’s stars are bigger and brighter than ever.

SAINT LAURENT

Hedi Slimane and Freja Beha Erichsen is a match made in heaven. Who better to embody the rock n’roll obsessed designer’s laid back vision for Saint Laurent than fashion’s queen of cool. No wonder she’s fronting the line’s permanent collection, a seasonless set of bestsellers guaranteed to be around for years. Sporting the androgynous wardrobe of skinny pants and leather jackets designed by Slimane, Freja looks every inch the rockstar.

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DONNA KARAN

The erotic undercurrent of Karan’s urbane fall collection is brought to the forefront in steamy ads starring the dream team of Catherine McNeil and Andres Velencoso Segura. The images depicting an encounter between artist and muse were shot by Mikael Jansson and the campaign’s sumptuous, cinematic feel that leaves us hoping there will be an accompanying film.

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CHANEL

From the moment Chanel staged a show in Linlithgow, Tilda Swinton seemed like the obvious choice for the campaign. The Scottish actress wears Lagerfeld’s highland inspired collection with flair and provides yet another fashion moment for the record books.

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Retrospective : Vogue Hommes Japan

November 9th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Earlier this week it was announced that the consistently stellar Vogue Hommes Japan would be shuttering as part of Conde Nast’s decision to switch their men’s publications globally from Vogue, to GQ Style. Magazines come and go, but Vogue Hommes Japan was something special. Led by Nicola Formichetti and featuring the talents of some of fashion’s biggest names, the mag delved into the artistic, eccentric and boundary pushing side of menswear. Fashion can often be disproportionally focused on the ladies, but Formichetti and co. breathed new life into the world of men’s editorial with an outlook that was bold, brash and always on point. We’re going to miss VHJP and their in-your-face style, take a look back at some of our favorite editorials from the magazine and share your own in the comments.

One Impression of Francis Bacon
Ph. Tim Richardson
Fashion Editor – Shun Watanabe | MU Kristin Gallegos | Hair Cash Lawless

A mind-bending tribute to one of art’s heros, accompanied by an equally compelling film.


Digital Vol. 1 iPad Special
Ph. Pierre Debusschere
Fashion Editor – Nicola Formichetti

Before gifs became a regular part of our appreciation of editorials, Vogue Hommes Japan was creating content that utilized new media to tell fashion tales in a whole new way.


Ph. Mariano Vivanco
Fashion Editor – Nicola Formichetti

Gothic glamour at its finest, a theme the magazine has revisited since, but this story holds a special place in our hearts.


Samurai Fiction
Ph. Hedi Slimane
Fashion Editor – Nicola Formichetti

Pushing past the expected Slimane-isms and into new territory, this story explored the Asian influenced menswear trends in the most beautiful manner all in juicy, pops off the page color. We wish we could order prints of this one!


Glamourama
Ph. Miles Aldridge
Fashion Editor – Shun Watanabe | Makeup - Lloyd Simmonds

High gloss fantasy and saturated colors are Aldridge’s signature style, but this edit gives things a decadent menswear twist that makes things pulsate with energy.


Style & Product
Ph. Santiago & Mauricio Sierra
Fashion Editor – Shun Watanabe
Makeup –  Maud Laceppe | Hair - Diego Da Silva

You might remember this one from MDX recently, Shun Watanabe turned it out with the styling – Thom Browne has never looked this good.


The Americans
Ph. Hedi Slimane
Fashion Editor – Nicola Formichetti

Instant classic!


Bondage Warriors
Ph. Steven Klein
Fashion Editor –  Nicola Formichetti |  Makeup – Kabuki | Hair –  Shon

Steven Klein’s preoccupation with bondage has led to some truly exquisite editorials and this is no exception. Many fashion stories get called edgy, but this one pushed all the limits and it payed off big time.


The Creator of Devotion
Ph. Matthew Stone
Fashion Editor - Matthew Josephs
Makeup - Alex Box |  Hair - James Pecis

Pure beauty from one of the art world’s most exciting talents. Stone is a noted photographer, sculptor, performance artist, curator and more, this story utilizes his talents to create a sumptuous vision that went beyond fashion.


A Glowing Response
Ph. Richard Burbridge
Fashion Editor - Robbie Spencer
Makeup –  Peter Philips

Who says a men’s beauty story has to be dull? Burbridge plays with color and light, while Robbie Spencer’s styling talents are put to good use with the expressive styling.

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Saint Laurent Paris

October 4th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Melodramatic critic drama and twitter feuds aside, there is one thing everyone can agree on when it comes to Saint Laurent Paris, the new ads are gorgeous and Anja Rubik gives her all in Hedi Slimane‘s images. Simple black and white, gorgeous suiting, a touch of the classic Yves Le Smoking – dare we say it, these ads have everything fashionistas were looking for from Slimane’s new vision for the house.

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Put A Ring On It

April 30th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Is there a single more ubiquitous luxury item than the Givenchy couture nose rings? Sure those Prada car print skirts are everywhere and you can’t walk down the street without seeing a Celine luggage tote, but nothing is more noticeable than five pounds of metalwork dangling from a beautiful girl’s face.

Add to this that the Givenchy nose rings have all the elements of an editorial frontrunner; undeniable visual impact – check, expensive – check, hard to get your hands on – double check. There was absolutely no way editors could resist themselves and as such the rings have been showing up in every magazine imaginable for the past few months.

Are you still enjoying seeing these beautiful ornaments – or are you ready to move on to the next trend? We admit to experiencing a bit of Givenchy fatigue – considering that the pieces are always styled with Givenchy looks, which is nice but not exactly exciting. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see these paired with something else – maybe mix in one of those other overexposed editorial favorites, Balenciaga Darth Vader visors anyone?

Franzi Mueller by Greg Kadel for Vogue Germany

Jessica Chastain by Paolo Roversi for W Magazine, styling by Edward Enninful

Vlada Roslyakova by Richard Burbridge for Dazed & Confused, styling by Robbie Spencer

Karlie Kloss by Angelo Pennetta for British Vogue

Natasha Poly by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Paris, styling by Emmanuelle Alt

Grimes by Hedi Slimane for Dazed & Confused

Marie Piovesan by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia, styling by Panos Yiapanis

Arthur Gosse by Fabien Kruszelnicki for Hero Magazine

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Weather Forecast

February 3rd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Just in case 12 covers weren’t enough for you, take a look at four more from i-D Magazine‘s Whatever the Weather issue – the bold mix of photographic styles, models and even the occasional Spice Girl, gets us very excited for this one. For more on i-D be sure to check out i-D Online. 

Lara Mullen & Matt Ardell by Jeff Bark

Stella Tennant by Sølve Sundsbø

Lara Stone by Alasdair McLellan

Dylan Riley by Hedi Slimane

Victoria Beckham by Josh Olins

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Miss Muse

November 16th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Hedi Slimane.
Arizona Muse.
Vogue Russia.

An elegantly edgy take on the season’s ornate fashions. Flawless.

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First Look : The Model Issue

September 27th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

V Magazine‘s themed issues have become an industry standard and for the mag’s latest extravaganza they look to fashion’s finest faces for inspiration. If you’ve been waiting for a magazine to take note of some of the incredible new girls on the scene then wait no more. V74 will feature eight key up and comers (described as “future supermodel contenders) on the cover  - making this a must have issue for model watchers. Add in the incredible contributions from the likes of Carine RoitfeldTerry RichardsonInez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh MatadinDaniele Duella and Iango Henzi and this looks like one hell of an issue. Take a look at the first  preview featuring Hedi Slimane‘s evocative portraits of Daphne Groeneveld, Emily Baker and Charlotte Free.

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Timely Fashion

August 23rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

One of the fall fashion issues that really caught our attention was New York Times T Magazine. Under the direction of Sally Singer and with a little help from the likes of Hedi SlimaneDanko SteinerSebastian Kim and more, the issue features a vivid assortment of editorials and and an equally appealing lineup of top models. The issue is an absolute must have, but don’t take our word for it – have a peek inside and see for yourself.

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem by Danko Steiner

Joan Smalls by Boo George

Tao Okamoto and Ming Xi by Sebastian Kim

Susannah Ligouri by Hedi Slimane

Tatiana Cotliar by Emma Summerton

Meghan Collison and Siri Tollerod by Colin Dodgson

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