The Greatest Love of All

March 11th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

“Love is the sea you don’t know how to sail.” So begins the introduction to the seventh issue of Italian menswear biannual The Greatest, which celebrates love with a wistful tone. Baptiste Radufe displays a quiet introspection in the cover story shot by Paolo Zerbini (Atomo Management) with styling by Matteo Greco, a mood that continues through Francesco Brigida (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN)’s suiting story with Andrey Smidl and Johan Sandberg (Stockholm: LUNDLUND, Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY)’s study of forlorn youth.

Luca Stascheit, Ian Sharp, Rutger Schoone, and Jack Chambers are joined by newer faces Martin Conte and Erik van Gils in a series of quiet portraits, while Gustaaf Wassink gets a surreal twist in the spring’s graphic pieces. The collected interviews offer a refreshing change of pace from the usual, with jazz trumpeter Paolo Fresu and young French actor Pierre Deladonchamps featured alongside Diesel’s new creative director Nicola Formichetti. As with each outing of The Greatest, the Love Issue comes with a special companion video, this one a love story starring rising new face Mihai Bran. Take an exclusive first look below.

THE GREATEST FASHION FILM #8 from The Greatest Magazine on Vimeo.

Cover 7

Baptiste Radufe, photography by Paolo Zerbini (Atomo Management) and styling by Matteo Greco

Andrey Smidl by Francesco Brigida (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN) and styling by Diane Boulenger (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN)

Jeroen Teerlinck, Sam Lammar, Florian Luger, and Riccardo Piane by Alessandro Dal Buoni and styling by Matteo Greco

Jordan Sorbom by Lowe H Seger and styling by Gaelle Bon (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN)

Pierre Deladonchamps by Francesco Brigida (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN) and styling by Gaelle Bon (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN)

Tancrede Scalabre and Rory Cooper by Johan Sandberg (Stockholm: LUNDLUND, Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) and styling by Mauricio Nardi (Atomo Management)

Rutger Schoone and Luca Stascheit, photography by Alessandro Furchino (2DM ) and styling by Matteo Greco

Posted in: boys,General news

Spring into Spring

March 5th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

The march of the March issues is just around the corner, but American upstart menswear magazine Essential Homme gets a head start with their February/March issue, out now with a striking Hugh Dancy on the cover shot by Kevin Sinclair (See Management) and styled by editor Terry Lu. The issue marks the changing of the seasons as we spring into spring, with a celebration of orange—which makes a case for color of the moment on Ian Sharp—and a wealth of new takes on denim as worn by RJ King. Humberto Leon & Carol Lim of Opening Ceremony and Kenzo fame take the spotlight, as does chill wave singer Twin Shadow, who also DJed the magazine’s blowout bash during New York Fashion Week. Russell Giardina shows off the new direction Michael Maccari is taking at Perry Ellis, while Markus Ziegler captures the season’s nautical theme in a feature styled by Adrian Manuel. Amid all the upbeat cheer, Philipp Bierbaum and Laurie Harding offer a darker look in a collections feature photographed by Marco Falcetta and styled by Rebecca Baglini, focusing on the edgier edges of the months to come.

Jules Raynal photographed by Markus Zeigler and styled by Adrian Manuel

Ian Sharp photographed by A.P. Kim and styled by Terry Lu

RJ King photographed by Kevin Sinclair and styled by Alex Van Der Steen

Michael Maccari photographed by Eli Schmidt, Russell Giardina photographed by A.P. Kim and styled by Terry Lu

Laurie Harding and Philipp Bierbaum photographed by Marco Falcetta and styled by Rebecca Baglini

Hugh Dancy photographed by Kevin Sinclair and styled by Terry Lu

Hugh Dancy photographed by Kevin Sinclair and styled by Terry Lu

Posted in: boys,General news

Friends & Associates

April 9th, 2013 |Posted by

With more and more designers blurring the lines of gender specific fashion; Matthew Edelstein‘s Spring/Summer 2013 collection for Friends & Associates, as seen in the latest issue of Visual Tales Magazine, is definitely timely. Matthew, a longtime stylist and creative director for the year old brand, studied fashion design first so the move to start the women’s wear line was a homecoming of sorts. The new collection as shot by the renowned Arthur Elgort and styled by David Vandewal puts a twist on all this; women’s clothes based on men’s iconic uniforms, worn on some of the season’s freshest male faces. We asked Matthew and David for their takes on the collection and shoot

Matthew: The Friends & Associates Resort and S/S 2013 collections are inspired by iconic uniforms of all kinds; we combine details from military and sport in strong color and updated proportions. These boys look so fresh we call them ‘Candy Land Cadets’.

David: We created with Arthur Elgort a sort of cinematic men’s fashion story around one of my favorite movie The Last Detail by director Hal Ashby in ’73 starring a young, naughty bad-ass Jack Nicholson. Navy sailors are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him a last good time along the way. It’s a tough drama, but they become in a complicated way, buddies for life.

See the brightly colored Resort and Spring 2013 collections, available now, on Friends & Associates.

VT9 Preview||FEED|The Last Detail1 VT9 Preview||FEED|The Last Detail2 VT9 Preview||FEED|The Last Detail4

Creative Director: Matthew Edelstein (De Facto) for Friends & Associates
Models Brayden Pritchard, Ian Sharp, Chris Davis, Ben BengtssonBeau Buckley
Casting by John Tan
Hair by David von Cannon, makeup by Linda Gradin

Posted in: boys,General news