Client Turns 5!

November 24th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

British menswear magazine CLIENT Magazine has always been known for its elegance and subtlety, from the crisp black-and-white photography to the clean-lined design, so it’s no surprise that they would celebrate their fifth anniversary without undue fanfare. Instead of an advertisement for themselves, the latest issue keeps the spotlight, as always, on the models within, starting with cover boys Mats Van Snippenberg and Erik van Gils, who help lead off the NEXT Model Army, a feature of many of the agency’s notable faces, from Kit Butler and Paul-Alexandre Haubtmann to Carl Axelsson and Lucky Blue Smith, all of them shot over the course of a day by Ian Cole in the London offices. “Ian was great,” says Smith of the experience. “He let me make silly faces, so that made it super fun.”

The rest of the issue is an appropriate celebration of what the magazine sees as “unconventional British menswear.” Rebecca Naen and Daisy Deane take on outerwear in film strips, while Daniel Fraser and Dee Moran offer an unconventional look at print-heavy streetwear. Rokas Darulis and Kevin Kim capture Simon Fitskie in the season’s surprising textures, and Matthew Bell stars in a knitwear feature on a windswept beach photographed by Rodrigo Carmuega and styled by Cristina Planelles. Take an exclusive first look at the issue below.

Mats Van Snippenberg by Ian Cole

Erik van Gils by Ian Cole

Collated images, all shot by Ian Cole, all models signed to Next London

Paul Barge by Marie Elodie Fallourd, styled by Nicholas Galletti

Wing, Kit Butler, Reece, Dominik, Kit (again eyes shut), Hugo & Kit Butler (full portrait) all at Next London by Ian Cole

Jon Hosking, Nikolai Smith, Timur Simakov, James Kelly, Max Frentz & Carl (full portrait) all at Next Models London by Ian Cole

Joel Mignott at AMCK (left) & James Phillips at Storm (right) by Rebecca Naen, styled by Daisy Deane

Simon Fitskie at Elite London by Rokas Darulis, styled by Kevin Kim

Sami at AMCK (left) & Gil B at PRM by Daniel Fraser, styled by Dee Moran

Matthew Bell at Elite London by Rodrigo Carmuega, styled by Cristina Planelles

Danny Blake at Scoop Models by Marco van Rijt, styled by Ezra Shami

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ODDA’S Icons

September 21st, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

For Fall/Winter 2015, ODDA pulls out all the stops, celebrating a range of icons with six covers, from Kermit and Miss Piggy to Pamela Anderson and Lucky Blue Smith. Editor-in-chief David Martin explains that, like so many others, he has always found inspiration in icons, whether they be celebrities, designers, or artists, and the entire issue makes those influences clear throughout, starting with an opening pair of features by Philip Meech and Hope von Joel starring Lucy Evans as Jean Shrimpton and Ben Allen as Michael Caine, reflecting the Swinging Sixties. The issue reaches further back in history with a gorgeous feature on Valentino’s latest haute couture collection shot against romantic Roman ruins, and also looks to the future as Miss Piggy and Kermit discuss their recent breakup and their brand-new show starting on ABC this week. Yi Chen and Ben Fern shoot Tom Webb in London’s sprawling new DSquared store, while Hugo Villanova embodies a Seventies skateboarder aesthetic at Coney Island by Taylor Edward and Javon Drake. Claudia Schiffer discusses her longevity and Francisco Lachowski talks fatherhood, and a generation of future icons, from cover boys Marlon Teixeira and Edward Wilding to Tobias Sorensen, Felix Gesnouin, and Adam Butcher, offer up words to live by.

Take a first look at the issue, out tomorrow exclusively at 10 Corso Como in Milan before its worldwide launch, below.



Marlon Teixeira, Edward Wilding, Jordan Barrett by Aline & Jacqueline Tappia, Fashion Editor Alba Melendo, Casting Barbara Pfister, Creative Direction David Martin



Miss Piggy wearing Marc Jacobs by Dominick Guillemot, Fashion Editor Isa Buenaventura, Creative Direction David Martin
Kermit the Frog by Dominick Guillemot, Fashion Editor Isa Buenaventura, Creative Direction David Martin



Lutza, Ewa Burak by Lucia Giacani, Fashion Editor Alba Melendo. Special Valentino Haute Couture


Aine O’Gorman by Luc Braquet, Fashion Editor Alba Melendo. Special Alaia


Matt Ardell by Minoru Kaburagi, Fashion Editor Yoshiki



Tom Webb by Yi Chen, Fashion Editor Ben Fern. Special Dsquared2



Teddy Schwab by Jenny Brough, Fashion Editor Lola Chatterton


Miss Piggy & Kermit the Frog by Dominick Guillemot, Fashion Editor Isa Buenaventura, Creative Direction David Martin


Hugo Villanova by Taylor Edward, Fashion Editor Javon Drake and Creative Direction David Martin


Pamela Anderson by Brad Elterman, Fashion Editor Nicolas Klam (Jed Root) and Creative Direction David Martin


Chad White by Greg Vaughan, Fashion Editor Matt Bidgoli


Felix Gesnouin by Aline & Jacqueline Tappia, Fashion Editor Alba Melendo, Creative Director David Martin


Marina Nery, Thomas L., Solanne Marechaux, Jules Raynal  by Luc Braquet, Fashion Editor Alba Melendo. Special Jean Paul Gaultier Archives


Ben Allen by Philip Meech and Fashion Editor by Hope von Joel


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The Dark Side

July 14th, 2015 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

The goth-girl mob is back with major attitude for the latest Alexander Wang campaign. Shot by longtime Wang collaborator Steven Klein, and styled by Karl Templer, the ad with creative direction by Pascal Dangin of KiDS Creative, features a moody flock of model and artistic muses — Anna Ewers, Binx Walton, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Isabella Emmack, Lexi Boling, Molly Bair, and Sarah Brannon — as well as singer Alice Glass and the Japanese dance duo AyaBambi, fresh off a Madonna video appearance. The fashionable clan effortlessly sulk in studded frocks and platform creepers aligned with perfected visages, courtesy of beauty team Anthony Turner and Mark Carrasquillo. This crew is not to be trifled with!

Photographer – Steven Klein (Art Partner), Styling – Karl Templer (Streeters London), Hair – Anthony Turner (Art Partner), Makeup – Mark Carrasquillo (Art Partner), Casting – Anita Bitton (Establishment Casting), Set Design – Stefan Beckman (Exposure NY)






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Hey, Big Spender!

March 14th, 2014 |Posted by Matthew

Whetting your envy for retail therapy, British Vogue’s April issue follows a bevy of fresh faces as they embark upon a shopping fantasy along Paris’ storied Avenue Montaigne. Nigel Shafran shoots 9 rising girls—Estella Brons, Binx Walton, and Olympia Campbell among them—as they set to popping tags at fashion’s biggest brands, including Céline, Louis Vuitton, and Alaia. Snapping each girl at a different stage of the shopping ritual, the series finds Natalie Westling at David Chipperfield’s Valentino boutique and Ine Neefs hilariously praying before the window at Chanel. Though Irina Liss and Elodia Prieto are the only girls seen leaving stores with bags in tow, we can’t pity the others; styled by Joe McKenna, every girl, from Harleth Kuusik to Alewya Demmisse, looks like she owns the place. / See the full story on MAP






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The Next Generation

October 26th, 2009 |Posted by contributor


Ross Tanner. Pol and pic courtesy of Next London. (Interview and story by Kristen Bolt)

From a distance Ross Tanner exudes tough guy appeal- tattoos cover his chest and arms, the word swim inked across his knuckles. But underneath the t-shirt, Alice Dellal‘s partner in crime has an unassuming intensity which delivers a boyish charm to his body of work. Coupled with a lanky frame and green eyes, this professional BMX biker comme model has just signed with NEXT London’s new men’s division and is a surefire bet to add street cred to any shoot. MDC spends 90 seconds with the young Brit.

1. How have you seen street art influence fashion and vice versa? Is there a new respect among the fashion community for these forms of once underground means of expression?
With the notoriously hyped Banksy expressing his politics and culture through all cities, fashion was sure to follow with graphic t shirt designs. Since street art has become more of an integral part of youth culture, kids have jumped on these influences and trends.

2. Does being a BMX biker influence the way you move in front of the camera?
No, not at all.

3- What are some things you’ve learned about the fashion industry that you never would have known before?
Money is thrown about in fashion; I never imagined that you could make this type of cash in a day.


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