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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The Greatest Love of All

March 11th, 2015 |Posted by jonathan

“Love is the sea you don’t know how to sail.” So begins the introduction to the seventh issue of Italian menswear biannual The Greatest, which celebrates love with a wistful tone. Baptiste Radufe displays a quiet introspection in the cover story shot by Paolo Zerbini (Atomo Management) with styling by Matteo Greco, a mood that continues through Francesco Brigida (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN)’s suiting story with Andrey Smidl and Johan Sandberg (Stockholm: LUNDLUND, Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY)’s study of forlorn youth.

Luca Stascheit, Ian Sharp, Rutger Schoone, and Jack Chambers are joined by newer faces Martin Conte and Erik van Gils in a series of quiet portraits, while Gustaaf Wassink gets a surreal twist in the spring’s graphic pieces. The collected interviews offer a refreshing change of pace from the usual, with jazz trumpeter Paolo Fresu and young French actor Pierre Deladonchamps featured alongside Diesel’s new creative director Nicola Formichetti. As with each outing of The Greatest, the Love Issue comes with a special companion video, this one a love story starring rising new face Mihai Bran. Take an exclusive first look below.

THE GREATEST FASHION FILM #8 from The Greatest Magazine on Vimeo.

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Baptiste Radufe, photography by Paolo Zerbini (Atomo Management) and styling by Matteo Greco

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Andrey Smidl by Francesco Brigida (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN) and styling by Diane Boulenger (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN)

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Jeroen Teerlinck, Sam Lammar, Florian Luger, and Riccardo Piane by Alessandro Dal Buoni and styling by Matteo Greco

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Jordan Sorbom by Lowe H Seger and styling by Gaelle Bon (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN)

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Pierre Deladonchamps by Francesco Brigida (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN) and styling by Gaelle Bon (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN)

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Tancrede Scalabre and Rory Cooper by Johan Sandberg (Stockholm: LUNDLUND, Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) and styling by Mauricio Nardi (Atomo Management)

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Rutger Schoone and Luca Stascheit, photography by Alessandro Furchino (2DM ) and styling by Matteo Greco

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#DIESELHIGH

February 3rd, 2015 |Posted by models.com

It’s rare to see a smiling face in high-fashion commercial, but in the latest Diesel campaign models Winnie Harlow, Charlotte Free, Gryphon O’Shea, Kiko Mizuhara, Sabrina Ioffreda, Bruce and Surren Senevirate team up and have fun with photographer Nick Knight. The campaign brings us the best easy-going style by artistic director Nicola Formichetti and the images make us feel like we’re hanging out and partying. Limited retouching makes the campaign naturally beautiful and lets the youthful cast shine. The hashtag #DieselHigh has been widely used online for this campaign and with all the infectious happiness the ad provides, it is easy to see why it is going viral.

“There are so many crazy things happening now that you don’t see people just having fun any more. The challenge was to work with an avant-garde photographer, Nick Knight, and get him to do something he’s rarely done – which is shoot people smiling. It feels spontaneous, like they are selfies and he’s just the one snapping the photo.” – Nicola Formichetti

written by Michelle Zhao

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New Man

September 9th, 2014 |Posted by jonathan

V Man joins the line-up of September issues next week with the latest edition of their model search in conjunction with Ford Models, with a glamorous editorial shot by Richard Burbridge and styled by the inimitable Nicola Formichetti. The winner, Luke Thorp (debuting here on the inside cover), and the runners-up, Cole Farr and Logan Flatte, are all now signed with Ford and currently in New York for their first fashion week debuts, getting a head start on their promising futures. Take an exclusive first look at their first shots below. The rest of the issue (and the actual cover) debuts later this week.

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Modern Day Heroes

May 23rd, 2014 |Posted by jonathan

Sometimes, less is more. Such is the case with DSECTION Magazine, the Portuguese menswear magazine that, next week, moves from a bimonthly to a biannual format with their supersized Spring/Summer issue. Two covers shot by Danielle Levitt spotlight some of the brightest new faces of today: Simon James, Joseph Dolce, and Gabriel Marques, dressed by the multitalented Nicola Formichetti in his first collection for Diesel.

Following on the theme of “Modern-Day Heroes,” the issue explores different strains of strength and bravery, from the fresh, vibrant energy of the cover story to the contained power of Frederico Martins’ calm editorial, with sleek, easy clothes selected by Nelly de Melo Gonçalves. Clark Bockelman, Alex Dunstan, and Matt Trethe stare down the camera in James White’s feature, with styling by Christopher Preston, while Nicolas Ripoll and Matthew Holt offer an elegant preview of Fall 2014, again from the team of Martins and de Melo Goncalves. Paolo Zerbini offers up a study of youthful aggression with Paolo Zagoreo’s edgy streetwear, while Thomas Goldblum presents a more refined take with his classic portraits with styling by Benoit Martinengo. The only downside is knowing we’ll have to wait six months to see the next issue.

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Gabriel Marques, Simon James, Joseph Dolce, Tony, Ashley, Bre by Danielle Levitt, styling by Diesel’s Nicola Formichetti

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Taj, Emil Andersson and Jorge Pla by Nico Bustos (New York/Paris: ArtList NY (New York) ArtList Paris (Paris) Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management (Berlin), styled by Alberto Murtra

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Nikola D, Jon Hjelholt, Charles Markham, Guillaume Babouin, Thomas Bukovatz by Frederico Martins, styled by Nelly de Melo Goncalves

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Nicolas Ripoll and Matthew Holt by Frederico Martins, styled by Nelly de Melo Goncalves

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Clark, Alex and Matt by James White, styled by Christopher Preston

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Nate Hill and Malthe Lund Madsen by Thomas Goldblum, styled by Benoit Martinego

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Ryan Hassaine by Fanny Latour-Lambert (Walter Schupfer Management), styled by Benoit Martinego

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Rafferty Law and Oliver Cheshire by James White, styled by Christopher Preston

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Jake Love, Nathan James and Ben Horsefield by Paolo Zerbini, styled by Paolo Zagoreo

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The Bombshell Returns!

January 9th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Given that she’s already America’s favorite pinup, it was only a matter of time before Kate Upton branched out into cinema. Her first starring role is set for an April release, but Upton is already in full promo mode resurfacing on the cover of V Magazine‘s Denim issue with a cheeky set of images by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Sporting Nicola Formichetti designed Diesel and a knowing look, Kate looks every inch the bombshell. Added bonus – lift up the plastic on the frontcover and you’re treated to a shot of Upton in what else – a printed bikini.


Preview V87, the Denim Issue on V Magazine.com

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Retrospective : Vogue Hommes Japan

November 9th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Earlier this week it was announced that the consistently stellar Vogue Hommes Japan would be shuttering as part of Conde Nast’s decision to switch their men’s publications globally from Vogue, to GQ Style. Magazines come and go, but Vogue Hommes Japan was something special. Led by Nicola Formichetti and featuring the talents of some of fashion’s biggest names, the mag delved into the artistic, eccentric and boundary pushing side of menswear. Fashion can often be disproportionally focused on the ladies, but Formichetti and co. breathed new life into the world of men’s editorial with an outlook that was bold, brash and always on point. We’re going to miss VHJP and their in-your-face style, take a look back at some of our favorite editorials from the magazine and share your own in the comments.

One Impression of Francis Bacon
Ph. Tim Richardson
Fashion Editor – Shun Watanabe | MU Kristin Gallegos | Hair Cash Lawless

A mind-bending tribute to one of art’s heros, accompanied by an equally compelling film.


Digital Vol. 1 iPad Special
Ph. Pierre Debusschere
Fashion Editor – Nicola Formichetti

Before gifs became a regular part of our appreciation of editorials, Vogue Hommes Japan was creating content that utilized new media to tell fashion tales in a whole new way.


Ph. Mariano Vivanco
Fashion Editor – Nicola Formichetti

Gothic glamour at its finest, a theme the magazine has revisited since, but this story holds a special place in our hearts.


Samurai Fiction
Ph. Hedi Slimane
Fashion Editor – Nicola Formichetti

Pushing past the expected Slimane-isms and into new territory, this story explored the Asian influenced menswear trends in the most beautiful manner all in juicy, pops off the page color. We wish we could order prints of this one!


Glamourama
Ph. Miles Aldridge
Fashion Editor – Shun Watanabe | Makeup – Lloyd Simmonds

High gloss fantasy and saturated colors are Aldridge’s signature style, but this edit gives things a decadent menswear twist that makes things pulsate with energy.


Style & Product
Ph. Santiago & Mauricio Sierra
Fashion Editor – Shun Watanabe
Makeup –  Maud Laceppe | Hair – Diego Da Silva

You might remember this one from MDX recently, Shun Watanabe turned it out with the styling – Thom Browne has never looked this good.


The Americans
Ph. Hedi Slimane
Fashion Editor – Nicola Formichetti

Instant classic!


Bondage Warriors
Ph. Steven Klein
Fashion Editor –  Nicola Formichetti |  Makeup – Kabuki | Hair –  Shon

Steven Klein’s preoccupation with bondage has led to some truly exquisite editorials and this is no exception. Many fashion stories get called edgy, but this one pushed all the limits and it payed off big time.


The Creator of Devotion
Ph. Matthew Stone
Fashion Editor – Matthew Josephs
Makeup – Alex Box |  Hair – James Pecis

Pure beauty from one of the art world’s most exciting talents. Stone is a noted photographer, sculptor, performance artist, curator and more, this story utilizes his talents to create a sumptuous vision that went beyond fashion.


A Glowing Response
Ph. Richard Burbridge
Fashion Editor – Robbie Spencer
Makeup –  Peter Philips

Who says a men’s beauty story has to be dull? Burbridge plays with color and light, while Robbie Spencer’s styling talents are put to good use with the expressive styling.

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First Look: Americanarama

April 26th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

V Magazine‘s trip through American’s summer past times makes a pit stop in tawdry territory in Sebastian Faena‘s neon tinted story, Americanarama. When you have the most pristine of all the pristine blonde models, Carolyn Murphy dressed up in leopard print spandex and 80s mall perm, you know that V’s tongue is planted firmly in cheek. This is a knowing wink to the kind of kitsch 80s culture that brought us hair bands and acid-washed jeans. Nicola Formichetti‘s styling is over the top yet authentic – admit it, you knew a girl back in Tallahassee who would have been all over that tie-dye, leopard print Salvatore Ferragamo pantsuit.

See the full story on VMagazine.com

 

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