A Witty Vision

May 28th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Carbon Copy, the cheeky little brother of the unconventional British menswear magazine Client, celebrates its fourth birthday this year, and the latest issue shows some signs of growing up. The nineteenth edition, out this week, comes with a choice of five striking covers, featuring industry favorites Baptiste Radufe, Charlie France, Demy Matzen, and Matvey Lykov along with new face Rhys Pickering, all photographed by Misha Taylor dressed in smooth suiting by Marc Piña. Carbon Copy moves further away from the clean black-and-white purity of Client, with youthful, colorful stories and a new high-grade printing process. The issue demonstrates a witty vision and playful aesthetic, contrasting an evocatively washed-out feature of summer brights with classically elegant portraiture in the main feature “Body Language,” which comes with a sleek accompanying film. Editor-in-chief Ian Cole offers up a faded study of streetwise youth, the final word on an issue packed with the new. There is plenty of variety on offer, but the through line remains, as always, an emphasis on classic imagery, tinted, here, with the brightest shades of young energy.

Carbon Copy #19 Body Language from CLIENT TV on Vimeo.

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Baptiste, Demy, Charlie, Rhys Pickering, Matvey Lykov by Misha Taylor, styled by Marc Pina, art directed by Daniel Rull

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Rafa Bodgar, River Viiperi by Misha Taylor, styled by Marc Piña

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Corentin Renault by Luciano Insua

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Andre Bona by Karl Simone

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Jason Anthony by Christoph Köstlin styled by Rene Gloor

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David Burgos, Adonis Bosso by Idris & Tony, styled by Kareem James

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Joey Kirchner by Joseph Lally, styled by Matthew Ellenberger

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Danny Oliver by Ian Cole

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Nick Rea by Matthew Stansfield

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Club Tropicana

April 1st, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

This has been, in many ways, the winter of our discontent, with biting snow and freezing winds long outstaying their welcome into April. Spanish menswear bible Hercules Universal offers a rejuvenating missive from the sunlit Iberian peninsula with their latest issue, which comes with the promising title “Club Tropicana” stamped on its electric blue cover. Otto Pierce lounges on the pristine sands of Mexico’s Riviera Maya in Paola Kudacki’s saturated cover feature, wearing some of the season’s brightest pieces styled by Francesco Sourigues. Bruno Staub captures new face Carter in Kim Jones’ all-American, California-dreaming designs in a Louis Vuitton feature with fashion by Miguel Arnau. Dan Glaser visits a Provençal paradise in an architectural study of the minimalist G House in Bonnieux, a gleaming box of glass and concrete set in the woods of the French countryside. There is a hint of darkness amongst the light as well, in the edgy video accompanying the cover story, which finds Pierce splashing around in the dark surf in just a pair of Saint Laurent leather pants, in Daniel Riera’s Fall 2014 preview, which captures Jason Anthony in tough looks chosen by Sourigues from a season that seems far away but will be here all too soon. But, rather than diminishing the glow, these shadows serve only to add some sharpening contrast to an issue that, to finish off that line from Shakespeare, is otherwise “made glorious summer by this sun.”

A SPLASH IN THE DARK from HERCULES UNIVERSAL on Vimeo.

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Otto Pierce by Paola Kudacki, styling by Francesco Sourigues

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George Admiraal and Dominik Bauer by Mark Kean, styling by Julian Ganio

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Jason Anthony by Daniel Riera, styling by Francesco Sourigues

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Carter by Bruno Staub, stying by Miguel Arnau (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY)

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