Women on the Verge

September 24th, 2014 |Posted by models.com

The British menswear magazine HERO has come a long way in just five short years. Since launching in 2008 with a cover story featuring Robbie Wadge, the publication has graduated to rising actors like Dane DeHaan and Bill Skarsgård, both shot by Hedi Slimane, and a uniquely incisive perspective on the fashion scene. Editors in chief Fabien Kruszelnicki and James West expand their portfolio this week with the launch of a women’s title, named, appropriately enough, HEROINE. “We’ve constantly been asked when a women’s version of HERO would be coming out,” Kruszelnicki and West explain, “and we have always known that we didn’t want to make a straight copy of HERO for women. HEROINE has a different vision, but with all of the same energy.”

That energy can be seen vibrantly throughout the inaugural issue, which can be seen in an exclusive preview below, starting with cover star Juno Temple, interviewed by Daniel Radcliffe. Paola Kudacki shoots the iconic Hilary Rhoda as the epitome of the “modern woman,” writer-slash-actress Brit Marling takes a starring role, and designer features on Saint Laurent, Paul Smith, and Balenciaga, find their place alongside a convergence of Prada with the artist Carsten Höller, who opens up his latest exhibition to the Fall collection. The emphasis throughout is on power and drive, two features that Kruszelnicki and West believe exemplify the HEROINE reader. “We really wanted to make a magazine that was intelligent, that blended fashion with current affairs, culture, and genuinely interesting interviews with strong, aspirational, driven women,” they say. “It’s about an attitude that transcends generations rather than trends, but we also love celebrating fashion and style. All of these things feed into a complete picture of modern society, coming together to represent a modern woman.”

Introduction by Jonathan Shia

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Photographer: Sebastian Kim, Fashion editor: Gro Curtis, Model: Juno Temple

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Story title: Balenciaga, Photographer: Paul Maffi, Fashion: Taryn Bensky, Models: Anais Mali

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Story title: Two Years In, Photographer : Steven Pan, Fashion : Gro Curtis, Models: Manuela Frey and Mijo Mihaljcic

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Story title: KIMX6, Photographer: Johnny Dufort, Fashion: Emma Wyman, Model: Kim Peers

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Story title: Paul Smith, Photographer: Emma Tempest, Fashion: Gro Curtis, Models: Ana Buljevic

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Story title: Modern Woman, Photographer: Paola Kudacki, Fashion: Karen Kaiser, Model: Hilary Rhoda

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Story title: Prada / Höller, Photographer: Axel Lindahl, Fashion: Naomi Itkes, Models: Lisa Verberght

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Story title: Aunt Ruth, Photographer: Fabien Kruszelnicki, Fashion: Nell Kalonji, Model: Aunt Ruth

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Story title: Saint Laurent, Photographer: Tetsu Kubota, Fashion: Gro Curtis, Models: Maja Salamon and Nic Neiman

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Story title: Silhouette, Photographer: Victor Demarchelier, Fashion: Gro Curtis, Model: Katryn Kruger

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L’Officiel Hommes Italia

September 18th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

L’Officiel Hommes Italia packs in the star power for its Fall 2014 issue, celebrating five gorgeous and innovative years in the business with three covers, two featuring supermodels Mathias Lauridsenn and Vincent LaCrocq, and the third with Hunger Games star Sam Claflin. The pages within are packed with the best of Fall fashion, with over seventy-five models—each given one page and one page only to himself—in a brilliant tour de force by casting director Alexandra Sandberg. The biggest names like RJ Rogenski, Alex Lundqvist, and Werner Schreyer can be seen alongside the new guard—from Adam Butcher and Alexander Beck to Tim Schuhmacher and Tommaso de Benedictis—and the brightest new faces, like Sang Woo Kim, Rhys Pickering, and Matthew Holt. Pick up the latest issue, out today, to see them all, and take a look at our exclusive preview below.

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The Weavers of Lim

May 12th, 2011 |Posted by jonathanshia

Fashion videos are a dime a dozen these days, but leave it to 3.1 Phillip Lim to really do it right. The label’s new video “Weavers“, shot in Palm Springs, presents the stark, graphic F/W 2011 men’s collection against the blank, imposing surfaces of the desert town’s California modernist architecture. Directed by Andrew Paynter with a propulsive soundtrack from Sebastien Perrin, the film features RJ King, Miles Frank, and new face Craig (all cast by Daniel Peddle) striding across vacant parking lots and along sun-bleached stone walls with heroic purpose.

The short feels like a natural progression from Lim’s January presentation in Paris, all sharp lines and clean minimalism. The video, as Lim explained on Nowness.com, where it had its premiere yesterday, is an “attempt to capture that experience of seeing someone in snatches,” a reflection of the fragmented nature of contemporary life and unifying power . “It’s just three strangers going about their day. They cross paths, and feel a kindred spirit because of the way they dress.” (story by Jonathan Shia)


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To see the full film, go to Nowness.com. Images courtesy of Nowness.

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