Unrealism

September 23rd, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Fall 2014 is shaping up to be one of the most varied seasons in recent memory, at least if the latest issue of ODDA Magazine is anything to go by. The progressive fashion publication releases its new edition this week, celebrating the multifarious strands that have come together to create a sense of excitement and change for the coming months. Working off the theme of “Unrealism,” this seventh issue takes to task nothing less than the way we live in the world to today, constantly bombarded by a stream of changing images, pulling bits and pieces, like magpies, to construct our unified selves. ODDA gives us plenty to work with, starting with the dual covers, one featuring Stephanie Hall in a vibrant Prada coat photographed by Philip Meech, and the other a hazy Garrett Neff in a hazy multiple-exposure Polaroid by Jeremy Kost, whose provocative new book Fractured is also previewed within. The various visions keep on coming, from a dreamy look at Eden and an Alaïa special at the barre to an insightful Hussein Chalayan retrospective and an interview with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, with beauty, hair, and even fragrance in between. The issue ends with a look ahead at Spring 2015, a reminder that, even in the swirl of the new, there is always something even newer.

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Garrett Neff by Jeremy Kost (Jed Root), styling by Matthew Marden (De Facto)

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Stephanie Hall by Philip Meech, styling by Hope von Joel

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Anni Jurgenson, Aurelien Muller by An Le, styling by Matt Bidgoli

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Alexander Ferrario by Sy Delorme, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim, set by Kaduri Elyashar

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Lida Fox by Alice Rosati, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim & set by Kaduri Elyashar

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Details, Details

August 26th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

If September is indeed, as they say, the January of fashion, then the new issue of Details Magazine might very well be one of the unofficial almanacs for the new year. The September edition of the menswear bible (with all model casting by Edward Kim) offers a polished look ahead at the new season, starting off with a brooding Idris Elba on the cover. The iconic RJ Rogenski shows off a plush selection of cold-weather options, while newcomers Jeremy Matos and Richard Detwiler take on the latest patterned suits on a big scale. Robbie Fimmano captures a range of faces old and new in the season’s most desirable Eighties-inspired pieces, and a gorgeous, artistic collaboration between the photographer Lacey and the painter Alexa Meade showcases a clutch of swirling prints in an editorial that harkens back to everyone from Van Gogh to Banksy. Happy New Year!

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Matthew Davidson, Michael Bailey Gates, Rocky Harwood

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Michael and Sebastian. All by Robbie Fimmano, styling by Eugene Tong

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RJ Rogenski by Tetsu Kubota (BRIDGE Artists), styling by Matthew Marden (De Facto)

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Richard Detwiler and Jeremy Matos by Christopher Griffith, styling by Benjamin Sturgill

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Taylor Ashmore and Richie Cotterell

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James Norley- photographs by Lacey in collaboration with Alexa Meade

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Idris Elba by Mark Seliger (Management + Artists), styling by Sean Spellman

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World Cup

May 30th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Made in Brazil Magazine has always been the go-to resource for the best and brightest Brazilian models, and the magazine expands its horizons with its latest edition. Labeled as the “International Issue,” the new magazine offers up a continent-spanning study of some of the most important faces in the industry today, kicked off by the four cover boys: the Argentine Mariano Ontañon, the Brit Arran Sly, the German Thorben Gartner, and the American Chris Moore. Every continent—save, of course, Antarctica—is represented within, from the Australian Joel Meacock and a heavy South American contingent to Matthew Brookes (D + V Management )’ beautiful feature shot in the desert outside Marrakech.

Several of the most promising new faces, from Harvey James and John Todd to Matt Mcglone and Ronald Epps, take their place alongside some of the industry’s biggest names, from Garrett Neff and David Agbodji to Chad White and Tobias Sorensen, all of them captured in characteristically rich and striking photography by Milan Vukmirovic (De Facto), Cristiano Madureira, Greg Vaughan, Dean Isidro, and more. With this eighth issue, Made in Brazil proves it can widen its scope without losing its singular, coherent vision.

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Cover 1: Mariano Ontañon by Dean Isidro, styled by Michael Russo

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Cover 2: Mariano Ontañon, Chris Moore, Thorben Gartner, Arran Sly by Greg Vaughan, styled by David Vandewal, grooming by David von Cannon

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Joel Meacock, Mariano Ontañon, Ronald Epps, Travis SmithChris MooreThorben GartnerArran Sly by Greg Vaughan, styled by David Vandewal, grooming by David von Cannon

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Lucas Muller by Cristiano Madureira, styled by Giuliano Menegazzo

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Mariano by Dean Isidro, styled by Michael Russo

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John ToddHarvey James, Matt Mcglone by Neal Franc, styled by Christian Stroble (Walter Schupfer Management)

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Raphael Cesana by Greg Vaughan

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Juan Betancourt by Gorka Postigo, styled by Nirave Sanchez

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Ross Hindmarch by Steeve Beckouet, styled by Frank Strachan

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By Matthew Brookes (D + V Management ), styled by Christian Stroble (Walter Schupfer Management)

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Garrett Neff, Jae Yoo, David Agbodji, Chad White, Tobias Sorensen by Milan Vukmirovic (De Facto), styled by Matthew Marden

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First Look: Made In Brazil #7

November 12th, 2013 |Posted by jonathanshia

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Made in Brazil #7 Cover: Rodrigo Calazans by Cristiano Madureira for Made in Brazil #7, November 2013

In the age of Tumblr, the veneration of models has reached its apotheosis. Countless sites dutifully catalogue every runway appearance, e-commerce job, and street style shot, all in celebration of the young and the beautiful. But from its start, Made in Brazil was something different. With its careful curation and clear editorial perspective, the website, devoted to Brazilian models, offered a specific point-of-view that added depth to the constant stream of images. So when founder Juliano Corbetta decided to launch a magazine in 2010, it was no surprise that it would be equally invigorating.

In the years since Made in Brazil’s first issue, the publication has featured a slew of the South American powerhouse’s best and brightest, from Evandro Soldati, Thiago Santos, Arthur Sales, Marlon Teixeira, and Francisco Lachowski to the Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio. But what has set the magazine apart from others is its personal, intimate nature, coupled with a casual aesthetic that adds warmth to the often-stunning photography. For the new issue, out this week, Corbetta decided to take a moment to reflect. “When I started working on the seventh issue, the idea of generations and going back to the beginning came around,” Corbetta explains about the latest edition, which features a serene Rodrigo Calazans on the cover. “I wanted to go back to the main concept behind the magazine, which was to celebrate Brazilian male models above all, and put them front and center.”

That idea of the backward glance finds its clearest expression in a retrospective of sorts featuring a wealth of images of Soldati from photographer Cristiano Madureira‘s archive, going back over a decade to the model’s earliest Polaroids. We track Soldati’s maturation from fresh-faced teenager into strong-jawed adult, offering a uniquely expansive view of a time-tested career. Teixeira also contributed a series of personal images as he hits the waves, coolly surfing through a curve of luminescent blue. For Corbetta, finding new ways into the lives of the models he features is one of the key distinctions of Made in Brazil. “All of that is a throwback to how we started, with the boys very involved in the concept and the creation of the issue.”

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Evandro by Cristiano for MIB #7, archive from 2002 to 2013’s new shoot

One feature that is sure to find lots of love on Tumblr is Lachowski’s opening editorial, shot in gorgeous black-and-white by Greg Vaughan and styled by Matthew Marden. Corbetta notes that this is Lachowski’s first major story since the birth of his son, and the model brings a new grown-up sensibility to the arresting images. “He is a big part of how the magazine started, and was the cover of our second issue, and I hadn’t worked with him in over a year,” Corbetta says. “In that time he became a dad and was doing a lot of more commercial work, so I decided to cast him for one of the main fashion stories to make sure he would have a more fun day in the studio, and for us to do something we hadn’t done together yet.”

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Coming at the same time as several major changes in Corbetta’s personal life, this seventh issue also marks a transition point of sorts. “For the first time, I felt like I didn’t need to prove anything anymore and could afford to experiment a bit more, and after several big productions, I could go back to the simpler and freer images that started the magazine,” he explains. “This issue is about wiping the slate clean.” Despite the challenges of producing an independent publication twice a year, Corbetta says that it has been an undeniably rewarding experience. “The greatest part of doing the magazine is the response and the support from the fans, and knowing that many people collect the issues and place them on coffee tables along with photography and art books.” As he looks ahead to the next round, he remains well-aware that his path so far has been, in many ways, a fortunate one. “It just happened, and never in a million years did I imagine when we launched the first one that I would even get to do a second issue, let alone a seventh.”

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Rafael Desimon, Rafael Dzik, Lucas Berbetz Photographer: Marcio Simnch Stylist: Daniel Ueda

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Rafael Lazzini and Alexandre Lazzini (top image), Lucas Coppini and Luis Coppini (bottom image) Photographer: Cristiano Madureira

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Lucas Cristino Photographer: Greg Vaughan Stylist: Michael Russo

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André Bona in an homage to Mapplethorpe. Photographer: Stewart Shining Stylist: Christian Stroble

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Jean Carlos Santos, Rodrigo Braga Photographer: Michael Schwartz Stylist:Maher Jridi

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Caio Cesar Photographer: Greg Vaughan Stylist: Matthew Marden

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Rodrigo Calazans Photographer: Cristiano Madureira

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