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.
Baptiste, Demy, Charlie, Rhys Pickering, Matvey Lykov by Misha Taylor, styled by Marc Pina, art directed by Daniel Rull
Rafa Bodgar, River Viiperi by Misha Taylor, styled by Marc Piña
Corentin Renault by Luciano Insua
Andre Bona by Karl Simone
Jason Anthony by Christoph Köstlin styled by Rene Gloor
David Burgos, Adonis Bosso by Idris & Tony, styled by Kareem James
Joey Kirchner by Joseph Lally, styled by Matthew Ellenberger
Danny Oliver by Ian Cole
Nick Rea by Matthew Stansfield