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The Biz : Horyn Retires & Schiaparelli Sizzles

January 31st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle


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


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

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 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.





This limited edition Hero cover goes to one lucky winner.

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A New Muse

August 26th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Hedi Slimane.
Melanie Ward.
Gracie Van Gastel.
Vogue China.

Fashion’s most talked about designer presents his latest muse in chic style, within the pages of Vogue China with an editorial focused on youthful cool. With a pared down wardrobe of fresh from the runway babydoll dresses and leather jackets, Grace captures the essence of those 90s style icons Slimane is so fond of. Ward mixes in pieces from Elder Statesman, Versace and Dries van Noten to keep things interesting, but these images are all about the Saint Laurent look.







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Sasha Fierce

June 25th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

In case you had any doubts about the triumphant return of the one and only Sasha Pivovarova, take a look at what the girl with the killer stare has been up to lately. In the blink of an eye Sasha has racked up a striking Patrick Demarchelier cover of Vogue Japan, a David Sims studio extravaganza for American Vogue and starring role Hedi Slimane‘s Saint Laurent Paris resort collection -a promising start and you can expect even more big things right around the corner.


Sasha Pivovarova by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japan / Image Courtesy Vogue Japan


Sasha Pivovarova by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent Paris / Image Courtesy Saint Laurent Paris


Sasha Pivovarova by David Sims for American Vogue | Image Credit

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First Look: EXIT

June 6th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Exit Magazine explodes back on the scene with a fresh lineup of new fashion from London’s finest image-makers. With a trippy teaser video by Aitken Jolly that transforms Frida Aasen into a speed racer and a slew of on the pulse editorials that feature perennial favorites alongside fresh faces, Exit sets itself apart. It is always nice to see a glossy with attitude an a unique perspective especially when talents like Hedi Slimane, Emma Tempest and Sam Ranger are involved. Exit delivers something different and does so in sleek style, take a peek at this first look to experience their inventive imagery for yourself.

For even more visit Exit

EXIT Magazine Aitken Jolly from on Vimeo.






Ride me, Play Me | Photographer: Aitken Jolly | Fashion Editor: Sam Ranger| Model: Frida Aasen


Denim | Photographer:Annemarieke Van Drimmelen | Fashion Editor: Sam Ranger | Model: Nimue Smit


A Highland Beauty | Photographer: Emma Tempest | Fashion Editor: Verity Parker | Model: Manuela Frey


Ph. Hedi Slimane | Celebrities: Daft Punk



Lou Lou | Photographer: Michael Schwartz | Fashion Editor: Emilie Kareh | Model:Loulou



In Bloom | Photographer:Raf Stahelin | Fashion Editor: Sam Ranger| Models: Marine Deleeuw & Josephine Le Tutour 

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Star Powered

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.


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.



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.



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!

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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