Essentially Exciting

August 14th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Fresh off an eyecatching redesign, American menswear journal Essential Homme gets a head start on Fall with its new August/September issue, out this week. A grown-up Daniel Radcliffe stares out from the front cover, and the issue is packed with enticing styles for the cold days to come, kicked off by a collections story featuring iconic brands from Louis Vuitton and Hermès to Dior Homme and Lanvin. Designer interviews with Gucci’s Frida Giannini, Gieves & Hawkes’ Jason Basmajian, and rising star Patrik Ervell add some heft, interspersed with a variety of visions for Fall 2014. Mark Cox takes on smooth turtlenecks in an Eighties-inspired story, while the three finalists from the magazine’s casting search with Wilhelmina are dressed up in denim. Philip Witts and Rasmus Hååg—themselves finalists from last year’s VMAN/Ford Models Model Search—are sleek in an all-HUGO story, and Alexander Ferrario and Misa Patinszki take on some of the season’s more daring looks in an autumnal feature. New faces Nick Shaw and McClain Driver, shine in 2 other graphic editorials. Covering everything from sleek suiting to chunky Nineties creepers, the latest Essential Homme proves to be the ultimate resource for the season ahead.

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Mark Cox by AP Kim, styled by Terry Lu

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Alexander Ferrario and Misa Patinszki by Saverio Cardia, styled by Simona Carippo

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Rasmus Hååg (Ford) and Philip Witts by AP Kim, styled by Terry Lu

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Mclain Driver by AP Kim, styled by Terry Lu

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Nick Shaw (IMG) by Kevin Sinclair (See Management), styled by Alex Van Der Steen

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William Roy (Wilhelmina) by Karl Simone, styled by Terry Lu

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Daniel Radcliffe by Kevin Sinclair (See Management), styled by Michael Fisher

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A Witty Vision

May 28th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

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.

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Baptiste, Demy, Charlie, Rhys Pickering, Matvey Lykov by Misha Taylor, styled by Marc Pina, art directed by Daniel Rull

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Rafa Bodgar, River Viiperi by Misha Taylor, styled by Marc Piña

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Corentin Renault by Luciano Insua

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Andre Bona by Karl Simone

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Jason Anthony by Christoph Köstlin styled by Rene Gloor

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David Burgos, Adonis Bosso by Idris & Tony, styled by Kareem James

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Joey Kirchner by Joseph Lally, styled by Matthew Ellenberger

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Danny Oliver by Ian Cole

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Nick Rea by Matthew Stansfield

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