Color Theory

February 27th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Anyone can tell you that the main story of Spring 2014 menswear is color, but it takes true conviction and vision to turn a trend into something truly original and inspired. The team behind L’Officiel Hommes Italia have done just that, pulling on the artist inspirations and bold palettes of the latest collections for a new issue that celebrates creativity and vibrancy in all its shades. The Belgian painter Rinus van de Velde, known for his swirling, expressive portraits and scenes, graces the cover, a surprising decision the magazine’s creative director Pablo Arroyo says was entirely appropriate. “Art is a perennial source of inspiration for the fashion world, especially so for spring-summer 2014,” he explains in his editor’s letter. “This is partly the reason L’Officiel Hommes Italia made the unorthodox choice of having an artist on the cover. Not a model/artist or an actor/artist, but an artist artist.” Pulling from the theme of “teoria del colore”—bringing to mind Goethe’s landmark treatise on the essence of color and its effects on human perception and emotions—the issue features the season’s brightest designs on today’s brightest new faces and seasoned veterans.

Tim Schuhmacher and Tommaso de Benedictis are captured by Laurence Ellis in a crayon box of vivid suits styled by Emil Rebek, while Stefan Heinrichs photographed Matthew Bell in a series of dark, rich sportswear selected by Davide Brambilla. Photographer Mark Pillai and stylist Nik Piras take a graphic approach to the latest hues, with sharp images of Matthew Holt shot through with pops of color. And, in a nod to a season in which designers found inspiration in modernist masters from Mondrian and Calder to Klein and Kapoor, Ben Allen plays the young artist at work and at play—for a story by Thomas Lohr with styling by Anders Sølvsten Thomsen—lost in thought in his studio, caught in a moment of quiet reflection, or simply surrounded by the blissful blue of a clear pool straight out of a Hockney painting.

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Tommaso de Benedictis by Laurence Ellis (Visual Artist UK ), styling by Emil Rebek

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Matthew Bell by Stefan Heinrichs, styling by Davide Brambilla

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Ben Allen by Thomas Lohr (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ), styling by Anders Solvsten Thomsen

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Sebastien Andrieu by Johan Sandberg (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris), styling by Emil Rebek

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Matthew Holt by Mark Pillai, styling by Nik Piras

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Rinus van de Velde by Pablo Arroyo, styling by Jérôme André

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First Look: L’Officiel Hommes Italia

September 20th, 2013 |Posted by models.com

L’Officiel Hommes Italia just recently came out this week, and has the always provocative Willem Dafoe on its autumn/winter cover, looking unquestionably dapper in Hermès. The theme of the biannual publication this season is oltre se stressi, or “beyond oneself”. Inside the magazine, the pages are filled with breathtaking men’s fashion featuring some of our favorites—Vincent LaCrocq, Eddie Klint, Jester White, and new face Pawel Binczak, to name a few. See the official preview of L’Officiel Hommes Italia below.

Text by Victoria Perillo

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Willem Dafoe by Pablo Arroyo, styling by Jérôme André

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Jester White by Stefan Heinrichs, styling by Emil Rebek

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Pawel Binczak by Johan Sandberg, styling by Emil Rebek

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Vincent LaCrocq by Thomas Lohr, styling by Anders Solvsten Thomsen

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Eddie Klint by Laurence Ellis, styling by Davide Brambilla

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Spring Ahead

February 21st, 2013 |Posted by Betty

As winter reaches its last few weeks, spring seems tantalizingly far away. Luckily for us the new L’Officiel Hommes Italia is out and we get a preview of the serene and colorful stories in the new issue. English actor Matthew Goode is on the cover wearing Giorgio Armani but model watchers need not fret with an issue filled with some our favorite faces, both new and familiar.

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Matthew Goode by Johan Sandberg, styling by Emil Rebek

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Rutger Schoone by Laurence Ellis, styling by Davide Brambilla

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Vincent LaCrocq by Pablo Arroyo, styling by Jérôme André

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Staffan Lindstrom by Stefan Heinrichs, styling by Emil Rebek

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First Look: L’Officiel Hommes Italia

September 21st, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Masculine elegance shines in the latest L’Officiel Hommes Italia. with Clement Chabernaud decked out in Prada on the cover and a focus on the kind of intangible sophistication everyone wants, but few possess, the issue is filled to the brim with all things elegant. In addition to page after page of striking imagery, male model aficionados will note the editorial return of David Boals, looking better than ever no less.

Clement Chabernaud by Pablo Arroyo (creative director of L’OHI), styling by Jerome André

Jesse Shannon by Stefan Heinrichs, styling by Emil Rebek

David Boals by Tomo Brejc, styling by Diane Boulenger

George Barnett by Laurence Ellis, styling by Davide Brambilla

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Back to Basics

February 14th, 2012 |Posted by Betty

The latest L’Officiel Hommes Italia, the second under new EIC, Pablo Arroyo, brings models back to the cover and we’re not complaining, especially when it’s someone as iconic as male modeling mainstay Werner Schreyer (wearing Dior Homme) as photographed by Tomo Brejc and styled by fashion director of L’OHI, Emil Rebek. Actor Max Irons along with Tyson Ballou, Andre Feulner, David Kammenos and Bastiaan Van Gaalen round out the cast of the new issue, hitting the stands this week.

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