First Look: Fucking Young!’s Outsider Issue

May 4th, 2016 |Posted by jonathan

In its new issue for Spring/Summer 2016, the menswear magazine Fucking Young asks what it means to be an outsider in today’s increasingly interconnected world. Cover star Olly Alexander, actor and lead singer of Years & Years, speaks about being openly gay in the entertainment industry to go along with a colorful feature art directed by Nicola Formichetti and shot by Matt Irwin. The rest of the issue covers other sorts of outsiders, some by choice (nudists) and others less so (the Amish). Designers Demna Gvasalia and Henrik Silvius discuss their singular visions for fashion, while Josh Hight captures a portfolio of models whose unconventional skin only adds to their appeal. Looking abroad, Filip y Kito take a cheeky look at North Korea, and Michiel Meewis and Michael Darlington capture Oliver Greenall, George Admiraal, and Dylan Hartigan in a moody tribute to the iconoclastic director Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Take a first look at the new issue, available for presale here, below.

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Olly Alexander | Art director – Nicola Formichetti | Photographer – Matt Irwin (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist – Davey Sutton

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Interview with Khalid Al Qasimi

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Andrew Denny at Models 1 (London) | Photographer – Lowe H Seger (LUNDLUND)

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Interview with Ahmed Abdelrahman

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Loewe | Photographer – Stas Kalashnikov | Styling – Pau Avia

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Photographer – Laetitia Bica

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Nash Bajart, Victor Dumont, and Gustave at Hakim Model Agency (Brussels) | Photographer – Laetitia Bica | Stylist – Philippe Pourhashemi

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Interview with Demna Gvasalia

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Photographer – Michaël Smits | Stylist – Cécile Beirinckx

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Olly Alexander | Art director – Nicola Formichetti | Photographer – Matt Irwin (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist – Davey Sutton

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Ruben Pol | Photographer – Florian Joahn | Stylist – Jean-Paul Paula

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Pieter de Gans at Max Models and Erik Michels | Photographer – Florian Joahn | Stylist – Jean-Paul Paula

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George Admiraal | Photographer – Michiel Meewis | Stylist – Michael Darlington

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George Admiraal | Photographer – Michiel Meewis | Stylist – Michael Darlington

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Helmut Lang Archive | Photographer – Ralph Mecke | Stylist – Ingo Nahrwold

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Tuur Sikkink and Riccardo Pedini | Photographer – Ivo Sekulovski | Stylist – Luca Imbimbo

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Dylan Moran and Oscar Butterwick at Premier Model Management (London) | Photographer – Mattias Björklund | Stylist – Lucia Silva

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Interview with Henrik Silvius

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Elliott Jay Brown at Wilhelmina London (London) | Photographer – Josh Hight

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Andrés Sanjuan | Photographer – Pablo Saez | Stylist – David Delfín

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Issa Italia

April 1st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When she snagged the opening spot at Anna Sui‘s fall show it was evident that Issa Lish was headed for big things, now the dynamic beauty surfaces on the cover of April’s Vogue Italia in an atmospheric shot by Steven Meisel. With the headline cinematic scrawled beneath Meisel’s portrait of Issa and Bernd Sassmanshausen it sets the stage for a special issue.

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Cover Confidential

March 20th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Feburary and March are big business for fashion magazines with glossies often debuting some of their best and brightest content during these months focused on spring collections, renewal and change. Take a look back at some of the most interesting covers from the boundlessly creative, to the simply beautiful.

PURE BEAUTY

Antidote Magazine‘s romance issue boasted multiple covers by Cuneyt Akeroglu featuring some of the world’s most beautiful women. United by their simple yet effective photography and their chic take on the magazine’s pristine subjects these covers were something special.

As one of fashion’s coolest faces Leona Binx Walton is typically photographed looking grungy, avant garde or off-kilter. Her Self Service cover with it’s effective beauty statement and clean layout showed another side. Collier Schorr portrait brings out Binx’s beauty, while maintaining her character.

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THE BEST OF CELEBRITY

There are few actresses as effervescent as Marion Cotillard and Interview Magazine‘s March cover captured the La Vie En Rose star’s elegant side with a shot by Craig McDean that positively crackles with good ol’ fashioned glamour. Styled by Karl Templer with makeup by Christophe Danchaud and a 40s coif by Sam McKnight the image strikes the right balance between retro film siren and modern glamour – as does the accompanying fashion story. 

On the flip side, Dazed & Confused‘s rough and tumble cover of Scarlett Johansson finds the star’s inner bad girl and brings it to the forefront with a vibrant shot by Benjamin Alexander Huseby . The combo of red background and Saint Laurent biker jacket and Scar-Jo’s glare makes for an appealing contrast to the typical smiling celebrity glamour shot.

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MINIMAL MARVELS

You can’t go wrong with a picture of Daria Werbowy and The Last Magazine served up an epic large format image the superstar looking foreboding for it’s spring issue –  Mikael Jansson‘s in your face shot captures Werbowy at her rawest and best.

The Gentlewoman always errs on the side of minimalism, but the pulpy red cover of Vivienne Westwood by Alasdair McLellan (Art Partner) was the perfect merger of timelessness and modernity.

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CREATIVITY RULES

Nick Knight‘s trippy photography has always struck a chord with surrealists and on the cover of GARAGE‘s spring/summer edition he twists and morphs Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne into unbidden creatures designs that were eventually tattooed onto the skin of Garage readers – how’s that for taking things to the next level.

E.T. got a fashion makeover with Lindsey Wixson taking over the frontpage of CR Fashion Book with an expressive Sebastian Faena image that puts Wixson’s otherworldly visage to good use with a sweet nod to an 80s favorite.

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DESIGNER DOMINATION

Karl Lagerfeld’s watercolor inspired spring Chanel collection has proved a hit with editors, in addition to appearing in the pages of just about every magazine imaginable his paint by numbers dresses found themselves on a variety of covers in March, most notably Vogue China, where two of the designer’s creations took center stage.

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Ph. Mario Testino for Vogue China | Ph. Marc de Groot for Vogue Netherlands | Ph. Nat Prakobsantisuk for Vogue Thailand

Not one to be outdone, Miuccia Prada also made a strong showing this March (and April) with a variety of painterly spring looks from her collections showing up on the cover of several different magazines.

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Ph. Cuneyt Akeroglu for Vogue Spain | Emma Summerton for Vogue Australia | Mario Testino for British Vogue | Elle Greece | Thomas Whiteside for Elle UK | Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japan 

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Beauty Rebel

August 20th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

We love a magazine with a distinctive point of view and brand new biannual Beauty Rebel, is as distinctive as it gets. With a focus on all things beauty and the endless allure of cosmetics, stunning makeup and amazing hair, the glossy rejects overly photoshopped imagery in favor of the glamour of the 70s, 80s and even the 90s supermodel era. Who better to appear on the cover than ultimate fashion rebel, Daphne Guinness, who pays tribute to another legend, the late, great Hedy Lamarr.

Inside an array of beauty centric content from behind the scenes shots of top models, to fresh editorials featuring inventive hair and makeup is certain to delight.

Daphne Guinness by Joseph Lally, makeup by Kabuki

Daphne Guinness by Joe Lally

Ulyanna & Nina by  Lena Kholkina

Ellie Weston by  Alexandre Valerio

Amanda Queiroz by Simon

Sophie Pomfrett by Ian Cole

Tiara by Joseph Sinclair

Kimberly Wyatt by Joseph Sinclair

Lindsey Wixson and Kelly Mittendorf by Barbara Anastacio

Idina Moncreiffe by Ian Cole

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Painted Ladies

August 10th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Makeup artist Kabuki transforms Naty Chabanenko and Ranya Mordanova into femme fatales for Vogue Italia; bright eyeshadow, dark lips and loads of temporary ink turns the fresh faced duo into sultry barflies who look more than a little moody. Emma Summerton creates the world of blue-tinted darkness, but Kabuki adds a touch of the surreal with his creative use of cosmetics.




Image Credit | scans by blackangel41999 @ tFS

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