Hercules Turns Ten

March 31st, 2016 |Posted by jonathan

Hercules Magazine celebrates ten years in appropriately momentous fashion, with five covers for their new Spring/Summer 2016 issue shot by Bruce Weber in the his inimitably fresh style. Actor (and son of Mick) James Jagger takes one cover, while Trevor Signorino, Odin Grina, and new face Kenny Dean also grace the other covers. Weber brings his sharp eye and athletic energy to a number of stories within the issue, which also finds Dominik Sadoch in easy sportswear for Alessio Boni and Andres Velencoso Segura looking sexy in a feature by Nico. Appropriately themed “Coming of Age,” the issue also spotlights rising actors Finn Wittrock and Raphaël Personnaz, all in the cause of welcoming in a bright new season and wishes for another bountiful ten years to come.

Take an exclusive first look at the issue below, available now exclusively at Dover Street Market, New York and London, and worldwide starting April 12.

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Trevor Signorino | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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James Jagger | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Odin Grina | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Kenny Dean | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Left: From the archive, photographer – Doug Inglish (Brydges MacKinney) | Right: Note from Donatella Versace

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Left: From the archive, photographer – Carlotta Manaigo | Right: Xavier Serrano | Photographer – Nacho Alegre (MOTIF MANAGEMENT SL) | Stylist – David Vivirido

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Albert Madaula | Photographer – Carlos Moreno

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Andres Velencoso Segura | Photographer – Nico (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY, Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management) | Stylist – Gabriella Norberg

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Finn Wittrock | Photographer – Will Davidson | Stylist – Mitchell Belk

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Finn Wittrock | Photographer – Will Davidson | Stylist – Mitchell Belk

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Zachary Quinto (IMG) | Photographer – Matthew Brookes (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) | Stylist – Mitchell Belk

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Ola Morafa Dynamo and Bo Develius | Photographer – Gordon von Steiner (Art + Commerce)

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David Martins | Photographer – Gordon von Steiner (Art + Commerce)

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Raphaël Personnaz | Photographer – Johan Sandberg (New York: ArtList NY, Milan: LUNDLUND, Stockholm: ArtList Paris) | Stylist – Benoit Martinengo

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Torin Verdone | Photographer – Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Stylist – David Vivirido

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Torin Verdone | Photographer – Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Stylist – David Vivirido

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Jacob Morton | Photographer – Paul Jasmin | Stylist – Keegan Singh (Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York)

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Photographer – Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist – Shun Watanabe

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Andres Sanjuan | Photographer – Daniel Riera (Jed Root) | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Andres Sanjuan | Photographer – Daniel Riera (Jed Root) | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Steffy Argelich | Photographer – Ward Ivan Rafik (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris) | Stylist – Hanna Kelifa (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )

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Dominik Sadoch | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Dominik Sadoch | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Kenny Dean and Filip Wolfe | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Deborah Watson (Walter Schupfer Management)

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Buddy Duress | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Deborah Watson (Walter Schupfer Management)

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Alex Sewall | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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James Jagger | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Luke Bracey | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Ana Brillembourg

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Ignacio Lopez and Chris Noble | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Sara Moonves (Camilla Lowther Management)

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Bennet Jonas and Chris Noble | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Sara Moonves (Camilla Lowther Management)

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First Look: Hercules Magazine

October 21st, 2015 |Posted by jonathan

Jordan Barrett takes the cover of the latest issue of Hercules Magazine magazine, aptly titled Bright Young Things, photographed by Paola Kudacki and styled by Francesco Sourigues. The rest of the issue celebrates an appropriately eclectic band of new-wave digital stars, from actorsWill Peltz and Nolan Funk to the tattooed model-slash-artist David Alexander Flinn. Tim Schuhmacher, Julian Schneyder, Johannes Spaas, Billy Vandendooren, and Luka Sabbat star in various features within as well. Take a first look at the new issue below.

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Photography Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management), Fashion editor Francesco Sourigues (De Facto), Model Jordan Barrett

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Photography Bruno Staub (CBA), Fashion editor DAVID BRUNO, Talent Nolan Funk (IMG)

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Photography Bruno Staub (CBA), Fashion editor David Vivirido, Model Julian Schneyder

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Photography Alessio Boni, Fashion editor Heathermary Jackson (FRANK REPS), Model David Alexander Flinn

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Photography Bruno Staub (CBA), Fashion editor DAVID VIVIRIDO, Talent Will Peltz (IMG)

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Photography Bruno Staub (CBA), Fashion editor Mauricio Nardi (Atomo Management), Models Johannes Spaas, Billy Vandendooren and Janek Chrabaszcz.

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Photography Benny Horne, Fashion editor Francesco Sourigues (De Facto), Model Robbie G

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Photography Mark Kean, Fashion editorAzza Yousif, Models Jack Mather & Connor Newall

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Photography Daniel Riera (Jed Root), Fashion editor Francesco Sourigues (De Facto), Model Luka Sabbat

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Photography Thomas Goldblum, Fashion editor Darcy Backlar (Management + Artists), Model Tim Schuhmacher

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Change of Guard

June 10th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

As soon as Vanity Fair Italy previewed cover images from Vogue Italia’s “China” issue the internet was abuzz over the non-Meisel round-up of photographers– confirming the whispers that the storied lensman would longer shoot every cover. For models, having a VI cover by Steven Meisel served as a badge of honor and a telltale of imminent visibility.  Steven’s famous partiality for beautiful women and inimitable eye has forecasted and launched numerous careers. So needless to say, his absences after holding the fort since 1988 is big news.

For the the “China” issue, Vogue Italia enlisted Craig McDean, Mario Sorrenti, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and Steven Klein to help carry the weight of Meisel’s absence, shooting a cast of established Chinese beauties Fei Fei Sun, Xiao Wen JuJing Wen and newer faces like Yuan Bo Chao, Fernanda Ly and Gia Tang. Each cover bears the visual thumbprint from this league of extraordinary photographers: McDean’s romantic evocations; Sorrenti’s audacious arrangements; Mert and Marcus’ high-styled narratives and Klein’s surreal interpretations. Whether or not it’s enough to fill the void, the praise-worthy selection of models by these modern masters in celebration of China certainly stands on its own.


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Fei Fei Sun by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) / Images courtesy of Women Management (New York)


 

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Jing WenGia Tang & Fernanda Ly by Mario Sorrenti (Art Partner) / Images courtesy of Supreme Management (New York) and DNA Models (New York)


 
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Yuan Bo Chao by Craig McDean (Art + Commerce) / Images courtesy of Next New York (New York)



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Xiao Wen Ju by Steven Klein (Art Partner) / Images courtesy of IMG (New York)

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First Look : HUSK

December 7th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Print may have its up and downs, but everywhere you turn there are exciting independent magazines on the scene adding their unique perspectives to the fashion dialogue. One of our faves, Husk Magazine is back with a new issue filled with idiosyncratic content that shows fashion in a different light. From the striking black and white cover of Julier Bugge, to their amusing interview with fashion week fixture Kelly Cutrone, the magazine always goes for the unexpected. Take a look inside the issue here and be sure to check out Husk Magazine.com for even more.

Photography by Willem Jaspert, Styled by Sam Ranger, Julier is wearing Christopher Kane

 

From Shanghai to Paris, Photography by Amira Fritz for JNBY

Photography by Thomas Lohr, Model Jenny Sinkaberg (IMG),  Art Directed by Hanna Putz, Styled by Lyson Marchessault, Hair by Adam Szabo

 

 

Photography by Meinke Klein, Models: Nadja Giramata (Viva Model Management), Tiara Young (Storm Model Management)

Photography by Roger Deckker (See Management), Model Irina Shipunova (Elite New York), Shot at Roca London Gallery

Photography by Laurence Ellis, Styled by Lyson Marchessault, hair by Adam Szabo, All fashion by Carven

 

This Must Be the Place, Photography by Ilaria Orsini, Model Duncan Pyke (Major Model Management), Styled by Charlotte Briere

Roca London Gallery Feature

Tamotsu Ejima Feature (one of the most important Japanese graphic designers)

Susan Mogul Feature part of the GIRLS DON’T CRY Dossier featuring Judy Chicago, Laurie Weeks, Ariel Levy, Polly Borland, Susan Mogul and more.

Paul Vogel Feature (Assouline bespoke book-binder)

Kelly Cutrone Feature (interview + TOP 10 Kelly Cutrone Quotes)

A conversation between Kris Ruhs (Milan-based artist and husband of Carla Sozzani, owner of 10 Corso Como, and Jules Wright (director Wapping Project)

Clara Cullen Feature

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Miranda Goes Editorial

October 5th, 2009 |Posted by wayne

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VS Angel Miranda Kerr certainly has model watchers doing a re-think after her note perfect turn on the Balenciaga SS10 catwalk. Here’s a quick byte from Miss Kerr on the experience.

How did you come on the radar for the Balenciaga SS10 Miranda?
It was a total unexpected surprise when I  was requested to meet with Nicolas and Marie Amelie for the runway casting. I wasn’t planning on doing any shows and had confirmed booking with Victoria’s Secret everyday. They were so kind to move things around so as I could make it to Paris for the fitting and the show.

Are there more shows like this in your near future? Should we expect some blue chip editorial Miranda moments?
I have recently shot V magazine with Willy Vanderperre, among other editorial fashion stories. As for shows, Balenciaga is the only show I will do during SS2010 collections.

How did you find the backstage atmosphere at Balenciaga as compared the world of VS?

Ah…they are entirely different! The one similarity is the fashion mayhem and high energy!! I am blessed to be invited to be a part of both worlds.

What are planning to see/do/buy while in Paris?

I love absorbing all things unique to Paris. It truly is one of my favorite cities in the world. Unfortunately, I was only there for 2 days but I did get to go to a few of my favorite cafes and bars. Among them, Cafe Ruc and Bar Hemingway.  Of course, I managed to  squeeze in a little shopping at Isabel Marant, Dior and Balenciaga, of course!

What’s the one piece you must have from the show?
I absolutely love the jacket from my look in the show. There is nothing like it. It is a definite must have for my closet!

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Bits and Bytes: Daniel is Deluged

July 23rd, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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One of our favorite casting directors, Daniel Peddle is a super talented artist as well. Check out his exhibition that’s on for ONE DAY ONLY! Reception is tonight 6-8PM!

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If you’re in London, go see a retrospective of Simon Foxton‘s work.. He worked on what may be one of our favorite Arena Homme + covers EVER!

While France is contemplating banning the burqua, the fashion world is crazy about all things Arabic.

One of our favorite male model of the 80’s still looks amazing!

Did you know that the NYTimes’ Horacio Silva, former V Magazine director Julianne Quay and Calvin Klein‘s Malcolm Carfrae were Australian? We did not know either! Click their names for Frockwriter’s exclusive interviews with the heavy hitters.

If you can’t get V Magazine, check out a fun 1 minute way to look at the current issue!

Now this a fabulous way to introduce a girlIMG has a 45 second video of Sports Illustrated beauty Irina Shayk undressing in an elevator (styled by Sally Lyndley).

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Northern Exposure

April 22nd, 2009 |Posted by Betty

Before the Vogue covers, international campaigns and the “Stam” bag for Marc Jacobs, Jessica Stam was the girl next door in Ontario. Michelle Miller, owner of International Model Management scouted Stam at a coffee shop and Victoria’s Secret beauty Andi Muse at a shopping centre in Canada, changing their lives forever. In 10 days, on May 3rd 2009, the 15th annual Cover Model search by Michele in Barrie, Ontario, Canada takes place. The big NYC agencies (IMG, DNA Models, Women Model Management, Next Models NY, Elite New York, Ford Models, Wilhelmina New York just to name a few) will be there to participate and see Canada’s finest. Go to their site now to participate or see pics from last year’s event.

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Snap of Stam by Michele in summer 2008. Pic courtesy of Michele Miller

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The Exclusives (updated)

February 19th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

The industry always excitedly waits for the Calvin show as it never fails to debut some of the season’s most coveted faces.

The consistently powerful casting by Maida and Rami ushered in the arrival of 16 year old Louise from Belgium, winner of the Elite Model Look Europe 2008. Addison Gill, the Canadian winner of the V/Supreme model contest emerged in the stellar lineup and everyone finally undestood why she was curiously MIA this past week. Perhaps the most exciting exclusive was the 17 year old American, Lyndsey from Click Models, scoring the first Calvin show exclusive for a young woman of color. Lyndsey was found by Click on MDC’s scouting feature! 17 year old Canadian Bojana from IMG was a dark haired beauty, a welcome change from the blondes galore.

Some other tidbits from the Camilla Nickerson styled show.. Jac (MDC’s top F/W 09 newcomer) opened and closed Calvin; we can say Jac is officially cleaning up this fashion week. Other new faces appearing for their first time in Calvin were Hannah (another MDC top newcomer) and the new faces at Women Direct, Alla and Dorothea.

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