Spring Clean

May 12th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

Spring may have just barely started, but Spanish menswear magazine Varón Magazine is already looking ahead to the rest of the year, with a Summer/Autumn issue celebrating rebirth and renewal, out now. Coverboy Julius Gerhardt makes a striking comeback, fresh off walking for Prada exclusively in January after coming out of a life-threatening coma. Piczo opens the issue with a celebration of British designers, from upstarts like Craig Green and J.W. Anderson to old standbys Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood, styled by Hugo Lavín on Simon Fitskie.

Editorials by Lonny Spence and Yann Faucher lead into Autumn 2015 previews by Nacho Pinedo and Mark Kean, while interviews with Marni’s Consuelo Castiglione, Zegna’s Stefano Pilati, and Pablo Coppola of Bally add some heft. Rising designer Lou Dalton expounds on the merits of apprenticeships, and Frances Corner, head of the London College of Fashion, insists on the value of higher education—even in an age of rising tuition fees and diminishing job prospects. Varón has always celebrated the unconventional—previous cover stars include flamenco dancer Yiyo and parfumier Ben Gorham—and this tenth issue proves no different, with a profile on Jon-Allan Butterworth, the paracyclist who lost an arm in a rocket attack in Iraq and went on to win three silver medals at the Paralympic Games in London. Take an exclusive first look at the issue below.

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Julius Gerhardt Photographer Mark Kean | styling Adam Winder


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Simon Fitskie PhotographerPiczo | styling Hugo Lavín


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Jack Mather and Danny Keeves Photographer Piczo | styling Way Perry (Jed Root)


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George Kirkup-Delph Photographer Charlotte Hadden | styling Hugo Lavín


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Jon Allan Butterworth (cyclist) Photographer Lonny Spence | styled by Hugo Lavín


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Kristoffer Hasslevall Photographer Nacho Pinedo | styling Natalia Bengoechea


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Jake Lucas Photographer Lonny Spence | styling by Hugo Lavín


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Joe Ragget and Oliver Brooke by Nacho Pinedo | styling Hugo Lavín

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On the Line

June 11th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Jamie Bochert is cool without even trying, so it’s no wonder that brands go to her when they’re in search of that intangible it-factor. Case in point the new chapter from The Line , the ultra luxe e-commerce destination that is home to cutting edge labels like Altuzarra, J.W. Anderson, Protagonist and Reed Krakoff. Shot by Matthew Sprout and styled by Vanessa Traina (Management + Artists), the serene images feature Jamie in a series of looks that seems culled from the perfect closet. Clean lines, cool tones and an appealingly minimal aesthetic dominate the story and the pared down feel keeps things modern. Countless lines are expanding into the realm of content, but The Line‘s simple, elegant take on editorial is among the most appealing we’ve seen.

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Cool Summer

May 22nd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Purity is a theme often tackled by editorials, but few handle it with as deft a hand as Emma Tempest (Jed Root) In the pages of Vogue Russia Tempest shoots Jacquelyn Jablonski looking serene in all-white against a backdrop of pale skies and cool waves. The minimal wardrobe selected by stylist Camilla Pole features the latest from Proenza Schouler, J.W. Anderson and Balenciaga, combined to create a crisp and modern take on monochromatic dressing. As always Jacquelyn delivers in her images, providing the right amount of nonchalance to work with Tempest’s pared down yet evocative photography.

See the full story in the fashion database.

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Simple Pleasures

March 28th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

The purity and simplicity of spring are on the mind at Vogue Japan. Inside May’s issue you’ll find a beautiful tribute to barefaced beauty and the season’s most serene pieces. Julia Noni‘s images bring out the best in Jacquelyn Jablonski, who looks luminous in a combination of Proenza SchoulerCalvin Klein and J.W. Anderson. Add in the perfect barely there makeup by Maki Ryoke and you have a story that is lovely from start to finish.

See the full story & more new work from Julia Noni on her website

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Campaigns Continued!

January 17th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

J.W. ANDERSON

Jamie Hawkesworth shoots a stark black and white campaign that highlights the youthful cast and the sculptural details of Anderson’s appealing spring collection. The clothes are in the forefront where they belong and the unique details seem even more impressive here than they did on the runway.

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Peter Lindbergh and Mariacarla Boscono reunite for Alberta Ferretti’s elegant spring images. Lindbergh’s masterful use of light brings the collection to life, highlighting the rich color and exquisite embroidery. Mariacarla provides a regal presence, particularly in that stellar shot with the emerald green gown.

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HERMES

You’ll be hard presssed to find a more lush campaign this season than Hermes. The luxury house heads to the rainforest with a greenery filled and almost otherworldly series of images from Hans Silvester, a photographer known for his impressive fine art shots of natural settings and exotic locations. Diana Moldovan, Estee Rammant, Yumi Lambert and Sean O’Pry feature in Silvester’s captivating images.

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DIOR

A great collection deserves a great campaign and Raf Simons’ expansive spring collection gets the royal treatment by Willy Vanderperre (Art Partner). A multi-generational cast of top models featuring Stella Tennant, Edie Campbell, Julia Nobis and Elise Crombez poses in Vanderperre’s contrasting series of photos – black and white portraits on one side and candy colored full body shots on the other – the better to show off those exquisite Dior pieces and this phenomenal lineup of women.

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J.W.’s 1st

June 28th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The allure of the unexpected has always been a part of JW Anderson‘s aesthetic and for the line’s first campaign Anderson goes for imagery with an off-kilter appeal. Shot by Jamie Hawkesworth and styled by Benjamin Bruno, art direction by Christopher Simmonds and creative direction by Jefferson Hack‘s MAD London the campaign focuses on contrasting shots of a high ponytail sporting blonde and a male model carrying the ultimate statement accessory – a severed car door. The clash of visual cues and the simple, refined photography make for a ad that feels as fresh as Anderson’s fall collection.

Hair: Mark Hampton | Make-up: Ciara O’Shea | Set Design: David White | Models: Lucan, and Oliver O’Brien

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Come Undone

May 9th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

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i-D Magazine.

The radiant Ms. Bender takes to the pages of i-D in an expertly styled editorial focused on the season’s undone extravagances. Expertly styled in muted colors and featuring pieces from J.W. AndersonComme des Garcons and Rick Owens, Troost’s story fits right in with the issue’s theme of youthful exuberance.

For more on the Time Is Now Issue, be sure to check out i-D Online. 

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Versus’ New Era

May 8th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The spirit of collaboration brings out the best in fashion, so when we heard J.W. Anderson and Versus were joining forces it was cause for excitement. A first look at the collection is finally available thanks to Dazed & Confused, who preview the looks with a short film that harks back to the days of Andy Warhol’s screen tests. Featuring Hirschy Hirschfelder, Daga Ziober, Jester WhiteZlata Mangafic, Eleonora Baumann and Allen Taylor, the clip takes us into the new era of Versus.

For more on J.W. Anderson’s collaboration with Versus, check out Dazed Digital

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