Summer Solstice

June 21st, 2016 |Posted by models.com

Russian runway superstar Valery Kaufman storms the industry with great effect and for July 2016, photographer Sebastian Kim wins with the 21 year-old top model covering Vogue Russia. Stylist Natasha Royt cues lace and floral appliqués, pleat details, and dusk tones from Chanel, Céline, and Loewe for a very northernly streetwear appeal. Vi Sapyyapy and Kristi Matamoros team up to tease out Valery’s femininity with wispy hair and a dewy glow—entirely effortless, romantic, and cleverly chic.

See more of this mesmerizing editorial below.

Text by Derrick Gaiter

Photographer – Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists) | Stylist – Natasha Royt (Art + Commerce)| Hair – Vi Sapyyapy (Management + Artists) | Makeup – Kristi Matamoros (Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA, New York: FRANK REPS NY) | Casting Beth Dubin

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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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First Look: Heroine

September 16th, 2015 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

Industry Icon Kirsten Owen covers this issue of Heroine Magazine in all her edgy, relentless glory. Shot by Emma Summerton, styled by Gro Curtis, and dressed entirely in vintage Helmut Lang, the muse heralded as a vision of alternative beauty seems fitting to grace this issue focused on uncompromising binaries. With interviews on the inimitable powerhouse of Fendi‘s Karl Lagerfeld, Silvia Venturini Fendi, and Pietro Beccari, Jonathan Anderson of J.W. Anderson and Loewe fame, and Gucci‘s newest creations from the mind of Alessandro Michele this issue goes to the next level with its content.

With over 280 pages of fashionable content and a new redesign be sure to pick up Heroine 3 and check out our exclusive first look below!

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Photographer – Emma Summerton (Camilla Lowther Management) | Fashion Editor – Gro Curtis


 

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Photographer – Fabien Kruszelnicki | Fashion Editor – Steve Morriss

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Photographer – Danielle Levitt | Fashion Editor – Gro Curtis


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Photographer – Danielle Levitt | Fashion Editor – Gro Curtis


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Photographer – Emma Tempest (Jed Root) | Fashion Editor – Vittoria Cerciello (Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA, New York: FRANK REPS NY)


 

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Photographer – Alessio Boni | Fashion Editor – Gro Curtis


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Photographer – Alessio Boni | Fashion Editor – Gro Curtis


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Photographer – Greta Ilieva | Fashion Editor – Steve Morriss


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Photographer – Greta Ilieva | Fashion Editor – Steve Morriss


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Photographer – Emma Summerton (Camilla Lowther Management) | Fashion Editor – Gro Curtis


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Photographer – Emma Summerton (Camilla Lowther Management) | Fashion Editor – Gro Curtis


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Photographer – Nicole Maria Winkler | Fashion Editor – Vittoria Cerciello (Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA, New York: FRANK REPS NY)


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Photographer – Nicole Maria Winkler | Fashion Editor – Vittoria Cerciello (Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA, New York: FRANK REPS NY)


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Photographer – Yelena Yemchuk| Fashion Editor – Karen Kaiser (New York: Streeters New York, London: Streeters London)


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Photographer – Yelena Yemchuk| Fashion Editor – Karen Kaiser (New York: Streeters New York, London: Streeters London)


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Photographer – Yelena Yemchuk| Fashion Editor – Karen Kaiser (New York: Streeters New York, London: Streeters London)


 

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Meisel’s Masterclass

January 28th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

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As a creator who has always let his work speak for itself, Steven Meisel rarely gives interviews or does press. A quiet, yet powerful presence within the industry he has come to represent the gold standard of photography; whenever he shoots a campaign or cover it’s big news, his work is often described as making the supermodels and in spite of his shy, introspective demeanor he continues to be one of fashion’s most fascinating characters. Perhaps that is why Tim Blanks‘s appealingly in-depth interview with Meisel for WSJ feels so essential. Tackling topics ranging from Meisel’s career retrospective, Role Model at Phillips de Pury, to his thoughts on controversial shoots for Vogue Italia, Blanks cuts a wide swath through years of industry history. As always Blanks’ insightful questions and wry writing style offer a new perspective on the familiar, showing us the personal side of a photographer who communicates his deepest feelings through his images rather than his social media account.

Head on over to WSJ.com to take a look at this week’s must read piece and enjoy a few choice Meisel quotes below.

On old pictures :  “Emotionally, it’s very difficult for me to look at old work. That’s why it was so hard to do the Phillips thing. I either look at what I could have done better, or I start crying. I’m ridiculously sensitive, that’s just who I am, so it’s really tough for me to look at old pictures.”

On changes within the modeling & fashion industries: “I think the business has changed so much. It’s more like how many likes you get on Instagram, which I do not do. I’m not into it. I don’t know what makes a star anymore. I’m just doing what I do. So is there an expectation? Not from me. And I hope not so much from the model, because I don’t want to disappoint anybody. My goal is just to do what I need to do on that day.”

On aging: I don’t care about age. Society is extremely ageist, obviously, and it’s just nonsense. To think of a woman’s life as only interesting and important until 25 is stupid and also so hurtful to women. The business creates it and then lets you hate yourself for it. Age is beautiful; life is that. You just begin to be a woman past the age of 30. You’re just learning life and having experiences.

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Image Adjustments

January 19th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

With top models, A-List photographers and a fresh outlook, popular brands are redefining their image just in time for campaign season.

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PHOTOGRAPHY Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
STYLING Karl Templer
MODELS Arran SlyJoan SmallsLara StoneMatthew TerryMyles CrosbyToni Garrn

CK knows how to create an image filled with sex appeal and they’ve never shied away from pushing the envelope when it comes to visuals. CK Jeans’ ads are as much about the sex appeal of Lara Stone and Toni Garrn as they are about the brightly colored denim. Fabien Baron‘s creative direction keeps this M&M wet n’wild extravaganza on the sleek side, but make no mistake the line is out to turn up the heat with these shots.

TRUE RELIGION
PHOTOGRAPHY Alexi Lubomirski
STYLING Patti Wilson
MODELS Brad Kroenig, Tallulah Morton, Julia Dunstall & Alicia Rountree

Brad Kroenig as an easy rider? That’s a concept we can get behind. True Religion focuses on personality for Spring with ads themed around denim clad mavericks, wanderers and rebels. The American west plays a strong role in Alexi’s imagery as does Patti Wilson’s always inventive styling. Check out the behind the scenes video for a sense of the atmosphere on the day of the shoot.

JUICY COUTURE
PHOTOGRAPHY Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
STYLING Melanie Ward
MODELS Anna Selezneva

Juicy has pulled in heavy hitters Inez & Vinoodh to focus on the line’s fashionable side. Does Anna S. looking chic on the streets of Los Angeles make you forget about those ubiquitous velour sweatsuits? Maybe not, but I&V will always give you a great shot of a blonde tossing her hair.

TOPSHOP
PHOTOGRAPHY Josh Olins
STYLING Kate Phelan
MODELS Lara Mullen, Magda Laguinge & Marihenny Pasible

Two sides to every young woman – the glamorous diva and the girl next door, Topshop illustrates the concept via contrasting Olins images of the campaign’s fresh faces. It is impressive how high end Topshop’s fast fashion pieces look with the right styling. If we didn’t know better we’d swear that white dress on Marihenny was Versace…

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PHOTOGRAPHY Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
STYLING Ludivine Poiblanc
MODELS Alison NixAshley SmithCatherine McNeilDmitriy TannerLiu WenMaria PalmPatrick Kafka & Simon Nessman

A massive robot, a dollhouse on fire, Catherine McNeil emerging from a potted plant, Diesel goes for the offbeat with their wide array of props and while we’re not sure what the overarching message behind this imagery is, but it is certainly striking.

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A Lofty Perch

November 28th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

It takes an experienced beauty to maintain her composure while posing on the edge of a rock formation, but Carmen Kass manages to make even the most precarious poses look easy. In Cedric Buchet striking Vogue Japan story Kass is aloofly cool in designs from Loewe and Giorgio Armani chosen by stylist Sophia Neophitou. Playing with oversized proportions and dramatic shapes, Neophitou makes even the most sacklike outfits come alive with a little help from Carmen.

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