The Art of Anew

October 9th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Art and fashion are far from strangers these days, but they form a special sort of connection in the latest issue of Italian magazine ANEW, the avant-garde brainchild of founders Francesco Bonami, Coco Brandolini D’Adda, and Martina Mondadori, in a richly textured feature that pulls inspiration from the groundbreaking work of performance artist Joseph Beuys and the Fluxus movement. Shot by CG Watkins and styled by Ilaria Norsa, with creative direction by Dan Thawley, the story features Tommaso de Benedictis and Karlis Adlers in some of Fall’s most memorable pieces, acting out a struggle of man vs. beast before works by Daniel Arsham and Peter Zimmermann at Paris’ Galerie Perrotin. “Shooting in a gallery was actually quite invigorating,” de Benedictis laughs. “You would get the occasional visitor who seemed a little perplexed when they encountered two shirtless models ‘fighting’ one another on the ground in front of an artwork.”

Those visitors might have taken some insight from de Benedictis himself, who began a master’s program in modern Russian art history at London’s Courtauld Institute last week and knows a thing or two about the intricacies of 20th-century art. “I got really excited when I learned that we were shooting in the Galerie Perrotin,” he says. “I had previously studied Beuys and the Fluxus movement at university and was familiar with their artistic objectives. The interesting thing about the Fluxus movement, with Beuys at its core, was the idea that interaction between the spectator and the artist became more important than any physical artistic outcome, and that this interaction actually became the artwork itself. So when we were shooting in the gallery, there was always a sense of interaction with the artworks on display, which adds another layer of meaning to the story.”










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Optology Issue #3

July 7th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

When Jonathan Arundel launched his photography and fashion journal Optology Magazine last year, he quickly established a high standard for the publication’s content and design, with rich, gorgeous stories and a sui generis, pared-down aesthetic. The latest issue, the third, is no different, starting from the charming portrait of a smiling Ben Allen that graces the glowing yellow cover. The features within hew to the quiet vision of the magazine, which bills itself as “dedicated to showcasing the finest photography and styling talent.” The cover story within, shot by Harry Carr with styling by Hannah Elwell, captures a new maturity in the young Allen, while Elliot Vulliod headlines his own story and up-and-comers like Dylan Fosket and Karlis Adlers are featured as well. Thomas Giddings gives us a pensive feature starring Andreas Lindquist with styling by Andreas Kokkino, with a gentle mood that carries over into Fanny Latour-Lambert (Walter Schupfer Management)’s images (styling by Optology’s fashion director Madeleine Østlie), which offer hushed slices of thoughtful youth at play.

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Ben Allen by Harry Carr, styling by Hannah Elwell

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Andreas Lindquist by Thomas Giddings, styling by Andreas Kokkino

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Elliot Vulliod by James White, styling by Christopher Preston


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Sylvester Ulv Henriksen and Frederik Rasmussen by Fanny Latour-Lambert (Walter Schupfer Management), styling by Madeleine Østlie

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Dylan Fosket by Daniel Benson, styling by Madeleine Østlie


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Karlis Adlers by Liam Warwick, styling by Harry Lambert

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Flo Dron by Ash Kingston, styling by Madeleine Østlie

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A New Hero

May 6th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Recent years have seen a burst of independent magazines, but few have risen with quite the speed of HERO Magazine, the London-based men’s mag launched in 2009. What began as a DIY celebration of fashion and models has turned into a major force on the scene, with cover stories of rising Hollywood stars by Hedi Slimane and impressive portfolios on culture and society. The latest issue, with actor Bill Skarsgård on the cover, offers another look at the possibilities of print, with a vigorous fifty-page feature shot by Hero cofounder Fabien Kruszelnicki and styled by Elizabeth Fraser-Bell. Karlis Adlers is found amidst a house in ruins, offering a look ahead at Fall 2014’s most desirable looks, all of them accentuated by his shock of platinum-blond hair. Take a look at our exclusive preview below, and see the full story in the new issue, available at

















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Number Four

November 18th, 2013 |Posted by

Helsinki-based SSAW Magazine (Finland) is a recent addition to the fashion landscape and releases its fourth issue this fall. It dedicates the whole issue to the number four with 4 covers by 4 different photographers and includes 4 interviews with top fashion folk. Though the magazine may be based in faraway Finland, the contributors are an international and eclectic mix- from returning photographers Anuschka Blommers/Niels Schumm and Arno Frugier to new contributors Bruna Kazinoti, Ward Ivan Rafik and Frederik Heyman. From the superstar 90’s British model Cecilia Chancellor to rising young models- Katlin Aas, Irina Kravchenko, Kayley Chabot, Karlis Adlers and Louis de Castro and with features dedicated to Prada, Dries van Noten, Yohji Yamamoto and Raf Simons, SSAW from Finland marks their place as definitely a magazine to watch.


Photography – Chris Vidal Tenomaa | Styling – Tuomas Laitinen | Model – Cecilia Chancellor | Hair – Mikko Vainio | Makeup – Jenny Jansson



Photography – Bruna Kazinoti | Styling – Tuomas Laitinen | Model – Mayrone Herry on cover, Nikita Tolstoi, Michael Morvan, Pierre Gautier, Hugo Daule, Gullaume Babouin, Adrien Jacques | Grooming – Jenny Jansson


Photography – Arno Frugier | Styling – Delphine Danhier | Model – Kayley Chabot | Hair – Kenna | Makeup – Georgi Sandev


Photography – Ward Ivan Rafik | Styling – Lotta Volkova Adam | Model – Irina Kravchenko | Hair – Ramona Eschbach | Makeup – Steven Canavan


Photography – Frederik Heyman | Styling – Lotta Volkova Adam | Models – Katlin Aas and Tino Thielens | Hair – Miika Kemppainen | Makeup – Karin Westerlund

Photography –Chris Vidal Tenomaa | Styling – Tuomas Laitinen | Model – Karlis Adlers | Hair – Tom Wennerstrand | Makeup – Jenny Jansson

Photography – Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumms | Styling – Lotta Volkova Adam | Model – Erika Wall | Hair – Terry Saxon | Makeup – Liselotte Van Saarloos

Photography – Yann Faucher | Styling – Tuomas Laitinen | Model – Louis de Castro and Theo Derville | Hair – Rubia Jones | Makeup – Emilee Bak

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First Look: The Greatest Fall 2013

October 9th, 2013 |Posted by

We can always expect a great issue to come from biannual men’s fashion magazine, The Greatest Magazine. The Italian magazine’s latest film features Andre Bona in an eerie all-red film, making a trek through a snow-covered mountain on an unknown journey, lost and lonely, in fabulous Dolce & Gabbana menswear, of course. The rest of the issue is filled with the pristine editorials we’ve come to expect from the young magazine. Whether in studio or on location, the latest and greatest men’s faces and fashion are sure to be featured in the stylish biannaual.

Text By Victoria Perillo

The Greatest Fashion Film #5 from The Greatest Magazine on Vimeo.

Director: Luca de Santis, Director of photography: Francesco Brigida, Fashion Editor: Matteo Greco




Bastiaan Van Gaalen, Benoni Loos, Christian Garcia, Frederik Meijnen, Patrick Kafka and Rodolphe Zanforlini by Francesco Brigida, fashion editor: Matteo Greco


Duco Ferwerda and Nicolas Hagius by Paolo Zerbini, fashion editor: Matteo Greco

Arthur Gosse by Lowe Seger, fashion editor: Gaelle Bon



Matvey Lykov by Alessandro Dal Buoni, fashion editor: Matteo Greco


Harry Curran and Karlis Adlers by Sybille Walters, fashion editor: Samuel Drira

Bastian by Francesco Brigida

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