First Look: The Greatest Fall 2015

October 5th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

For the new Fall/Winter 2015 issue, menswear magazine The Greatest takes as its theme heroes of all sorts, starting from the supremely graceful and athletic star ballet dancer Roberto Bolle, who graces the cover shot by Francesco Brigida and styled by Matteo Greco. A powerhouse lineup of models stars in the main fashion story within by Alessandro Dal Buoni and Greco, from longtime favorites like Ben Allen, Laurie Harding, and Tim Schuhmacher to newer faces Piero Mendez, Matt Doran, Charlie James, and Max Barczak in a youthful take on the season’s idiosyncratic designs. Robbie McKinnon finds himself in expressive sportswear on the beach in a feature by Paolo Zerbini and Greco, while breakout faces George Koh and Lucas Satherley are found in suiting lounging in a sparse field photographed by Clare Shilland and styled by Hanna Kelifa. Mark Kean and Jérôme André contribute a thoughtful vision of fresh youth, and the same quiet introspection can be seen in an accompanying short film, directed by Luca De Santis and starring Florian DesBiendras and Carolina Gonzales. Interviews with Italo Zucchelli of Calvin Klein, Paul Smith, and Bolle’s fellow ballet legend Marie-Agnès Gillot round out the issue, a reminder that there is never a shortage of talents to look up to. Take an exclusive first look at the issue, out today, below.

The Greatest Fashion Film #9 from The Greatest Magazine on Vimeo.

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Roberto Bolle (Marilyn Agency) by Francesco Brigida (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN) | Styling Matteo Greco

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Robbie McKinnon by Paolo Zerbini (Atomo Management) | Styling Matteo Greco

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Danny Jamie Hewitt By Francesco Brigida (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN) | Styling by Davide Brambilla

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Taavi Mand by Laura Sciacovelli | Styling by Nik Piras (Atomo Management)

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George Koh, Lucas Satherley by Clare Shilland | Styling by Hanna Kelifa (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management)

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Roberto Bolle (Marilyn Agency) by Francesco Brigida (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN) | Styling Matteo Greco

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Piero Mendez and Tim Schuhmacher by Alessandro Dal Buoni | Styling by Matteo Greco

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Max Barczak and Laurie Harding by Alessandro Dal Buoni | Styling by Matteo Greco

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Ben Allen by Alessandro Dal Buoni | Styling by Matteo Greco

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Matt Doran and Laurie by Alessandro Dal Buoni | Styling by Matteo Greco

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Connor, Kitty, Barnaby by Mark Kean| Styling by Jérôme André (Visual Artist UK )

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Color Theory

February 27th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Anyone can tell you that the main story of Spring 2014 menswear is color, but it takes true conviction and vision to turn a trend into something truly original and inspired. The team behind L’Officiel Hommes Italia have done just that, pulling on the artist inspirations and bold palettes of the latest collections for a new issue that celebrates creativity and vibrancy in all its shades. The Belgian painter Rinus van de Velde, known for his swirling, expressive portraits and scenes, graces the cover, a surprising decision the magazine’s creative director Pablo Arroyo says was entirely appropriate. “Art is a perennial source of inspiration for the fashion world, especially so for spring-summer 2014,” he explains in his editor’s letter. “This is partly the reason L’Officiel Hommes Italia made the unorthodox choice of having an artist on the cover. Not a model/artist or an actor/artist, but an artist artist.” Pulling from the theme of “teoria del colore”—bringing to mind Goethe’s landmark treatise on the essence of color and its effects on human perception and emotions—the issue features the season’s brightest designs on today’s brightest new faces and seasoned veterans.

Tim Schuhmacher and Tommaso de Benedictis are captured by Laurence Ellis in a crayon box of vivid suits styled by Emil Rebek, while Stefan Heinrichs photographed Matthew Bell in a series of dark, rich sportswear selected by Davide Brambilla. Photographer Mark Pillai and stylist Nik Piras take a graphic approach to the latest hues, with sharp images of Matthew Holt shot through with pops of color. And, in a nod to a season in which designers found inspiration in modernist masters from Mondrian and Calder to Klein and Kapoor, Ben Allen plays the young artist at work and at play—for a story by Thomas Lohr with styling by Anders Sølvsten Thomsen—lost in thought in his studio, caught in a moment of quiet reflection, or simply surrounded by the blissful blue of a clear pool straight out of a Hockney painting.

Tommaso de Benedictis by Laurence Ellis (Visual Artist UK ), styling by Emil Rebek

Matthew Bell by Stefan Heinrichs, styling by Davide Brambilla

Ben Allen by Thomas Lohr (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ), styling by Anders Solvsten Thomsen

Sebastien Andrieu by Johan Sandberg (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris), styling by Emil Rebek

Matthew Holt by Mark Pillai, styling by Nik Piras

Rinus van de Velde by Pablo Arroyo, styling by Jérôme André

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First Look: L’Officiel Hommes Italia

September 20th, 2013 |Posted by

L’Officiel Hommes Italia just recently came out this week, and has the always provocative Willem Dafoe on its autumn/winter cover, looking unquestionably dapper in Hermès. The theme of the biannual publication this season is oltre se stressi, or “beyond oneself”. Inside the magazine, the pages are filled with breathtaking men’s fashion featuring some of our favorites—Vincent LaCrocq, Eddie Klint, Jester White, and new face Pawel Binczak, to name a few. See the official preview of L’Officiel Hommes Italia below.

Text by Victoria Perillo



Willem Dafoe by Pablo Arroyo, styling by Jérôme André


Jester White by Stefan Heinrichs, styling by Emil Rebek


Pawel Binczak by Johan Sandberg, styling by Emil Rebek


Vincent LaCrocq by Thomas Lohr, styling by Anders Solvsten Thomsen


Eddie Klint by Laurence Ellis, styling by Davide Brambilla

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Spring Ahead

February 21st, 2013 |Posted by Betty

As winter reaches its last few weeks, spring seems tantalizingly far away. Luckily for us the new L’Officiel Hommes Italia is out and we get a preview of the serene and colorful stories in the new issue. English actor Matthew Goode is on the cover wearing Giorgio Armani but model watchers need not fret with an issue filled with some our favorite faces, both new and familiar.


Matthew Goode by Johan Sandberg, styling by Emil Rebek


Rutger Schoone by Laurence Ellis, styling by Davide Brambilla


Vincent LaCrocq by Pablo Arroyo, styling by Jérôme André


Staffan Lindstrom by Stefan Heinrichs, styling by Emil Rebek

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First Look: L’Officiel Hommes Italia

September 21st, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Masculine elegance shines in the latest L’Officiel Hommes Italia. with Clement Chabernaud decked out in Prada on the cover and a focus on the kind of intangible sophistication everyone wants, but few possess, the issue is filled to the brim with all things elegant. In addition to page after page of striking imagery, male model aficionados will note the editorial return of David Boals, looking better than ever no less.

Clement Chabernaud by Pablo Arroyo (creative director of L’OHI), styling by Jerome André

Jesse Shannon by Stefan Heinrichs, styling by Emil Rebek

David Boals by Tomo Brejc, styling by Diane Boulenger

George Barnett by Laurence Ellis, styling by Davide Brambilla

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New Directions

July 19th, 2011 |Posted by Betty

Citizen K Homme and Harley Weir and stylist Jerome Andre present a striking portfolio of the season’s best fall fashions from Kris Van Assche, Louis Vuitton and 3.1 Phillip Lim, on the brightest young Brits on the scene. Fall’s just around the corner!

Timothy Kelleher

Harry Goodwins

Charlie Timms

New face Harry Uzoka

Tom Lander and Timothy Kelleher

Jamie Wise

Tom Lander

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