Hercules Turns Ten

March 31st, 2016 |Posted by jonathan

Hercules Magazine celebrates ten years in appropriately momentous fashion, with five covers for their new Spring/Summer 2016 issue shot by Bruce Weber in the his inimitably fresh style. Actor (and son of Mick) James Jagger takes one cover, while Trevor Signorino, Odin Grina, and new face Kenny Dean also grace the other covers. Weber brings his sharp eye and athletic energy to a number of stories within the issue, which also finds Dominik Sadoch in easy sportswear for Alessio Boni and Andres Velencoso Segura looking sexy in a feature by Nico. Appropriately themed “Coming of Age,” the issue also spotlights rising actors Finn Wittrock and Raphaël Personnaz, all in the cause of welcoming in a bright new season and wishes for another bountiful ten years to come.

Take an exclusive first look at the issue below, available now exclusively at Dover Street Market, New York and London, and worldwide starting April 12.

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Trevor Signorino | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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James Jagger | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Odin Grina | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Kenny Dean | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Left: From the archive, photographer – Doug Inglish (Brydges MacKinney) | Right: Note from Donatella Versace

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Left: From the archive, photographer – Carlotta Manaigo | Right: Xavier Serrano | Photographer – Nacho Alegre (MOTIF MANAGEMENT SL) | Stylist – David Vivirido

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Albert Madaula | Photographer – Carlos Moreno

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Andres Velencoso Segura | Photographer – Nico (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY, Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management) | Stylist – Gabriella Norberg

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Finn Wittrock | Photographer – Will Davidson | Stylist – Mitchell Belk

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Finn Wittrock | Photographer – Will Davidson | Stylist – Mitchell Belk

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Zachary Quinto (IMG) | Photographer – Matthew Brookes (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) | Stylist – Mitchell Belk

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Ola Morafa Dynamo and Bo Develius | Photographer – Gordon von Steiner (Art + Commerce)

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David Martins | Photographer – Gordon von Steiner (Art + Commerce)

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Raphaël Personnaz | Photographer – Johan Sandberg (New York: ArtList NY, Milan: LUNDLUND, Stockholm: ArtList Paris) | Stylist – Benoit Martinengo

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Torin Verdone | Photographer – Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Stylist – David Vivirido

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Torin Verdone | Photographer – Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Stylist – David Vivirido

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Jacob Morton | Photographer – Paul Jasmin | Stylist – Keegan Singh (Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York)

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Photographer – Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist – Shun Watanabe

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Andres Sanjuan | Photographer – Daniel Riera (Jed Root) | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Andres Sanjuan | Photographer – Daniel Riera (Jed Root) | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Steffy Argelich | Photographer – Ward Ivan Rafik (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris) | Stylist – Hanna Kelifa (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )

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Dominik Sadoch | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Dominik Sadoch | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Francesco Sourigues (De Facto)

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Kenny Dean and Filip Wolfe | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Deborah Watson (Walter Schupfer Management)

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Buddy Duress | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Deborah Watson (Walter Schupfer Management)

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Alex Sewall | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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James Jagger | Photographer – Bruce Weber

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Luke Bracey | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Ana Brillembourg

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Ignacio Lopez and Chris Noble | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Sara Moonves (Camilla Lowther Management)

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Bennet Jonas and Chris Noble | Photographer – Bruce Weber | Stylist – Sara Moonves (Camilla Lowther Management)

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Brave New (and Beautiful) World

March 9th, 2016 |Posted by steven.yatsko


Olivia Jansing by Marcus Ohlsson & Andrew Logan by Philippe Vogelenzang

Beauty Papers is the two issue old publication with a predilection for all things beauty. That much can gathered from its title alone. But one look inside its sophomore release and it’s clear the brainchild of Maxine Leonard steers vehemently clear of any sort of prix fixe beauty others are serving. Beauty Papers is Maxine’s visual adage endeavoring to articulate a more modern language of makeup-ing. Inside is a cosmetic playground, the respective efforts of beauty veterans and photographers letting loose their explorative ideas of application, color and medium. We spoke to its editor in chief Maxine Leonard about the magazine and more, plus check out the preview of issue 1 “Plastics” below.

When did humor come into play for Beauty Papers or into your idea of beauty in general?
Humour like beauty is personal. Our approach is to hopefully inspire, the result in how this is viewed is left to the reader as to whether they sense or identify humour. I think it is emotive, however read. There is no beauty without emotion.

What was the most difficult part of conception for issue 1 (the second issue)?
Beauty Papers is at the start of its journey so we really don’t think in terms of ‘difficult’ because it is a very exciting time for us.

Why “Plastics”?
We chose ‘plastic’ because it defines the world we live in, and it has long been the byword for celebrity culture, the cult of plastic people-‘Fakeness’ is a look and lifestyle pursued by legions of women and men. And then there is the sheer joy of the material itself, the qualities of stretch, transformation and transparency. Plastic is defined by being easily shaped or moulded, which for us, is also a metaphor for how we change and mould ourselves to survive, fit in, and even succeed.

What were some conceptual guidelines and shoot dos and don’ts given out?
We explored the concept visually and culturally and created a collection of inspiration material that we shared with all our collaborators, they asked questions, observed and found their particular perspectives sometimes opening doors on less comfortable issues and ideas we encounter everyday. Plastic was the platform and from this dreams were created of exquisite fantastical extremes and contradictions. Without the dreams and dream makers where would we be? We have an open dialogue with all the artists that work with us but there are no do’s and don’ts. That is what is so exhilarating.

How has your own perspective of editorial beauty changed and what was missing that made you want to start the magazine?
On this journey there have been several occasions that have changed my perspective and made me reevaluate my approach. I interviewed Christiaan for issue 0 and the meeting was timely. He told me I would make mistakes and that it was never about agenda, it was about friends working together. I interviewed Serge Lutens and he told me not to lower my flag. Most importantly I met Valerie who restored my faith and reignited my belief and passion. Beauty Papers is about artists working together and inspiring each other. It is about community and creation, something we felt was lacking.

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Heather Kemesky by Liz Collins (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist Way Perry | Hair Samantha Hillerby (Streeters London) | Makeup Maxine Leonard (Jed Root) | Manicurist Jenny Longworth (Camilla Lowther Management) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Leila Goldkuhl by Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist Akari Endo-Gaut (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Kevin Ryan (Art + Commerce) | Makeup Mathias van Hooff (Management + Artists) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Harleth Kuusik by Amy Troost | Hair Holli Smith | Casting Beth Dubin


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Anabel Krasnotsvetova by Julia Noni (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Stylist Vittoria Cerciello (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Franco Gobbi (Streeters New York) | Makeup Violette (Management + Artists) | Manicurist Eri Handa | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Briley Jones by Ben Hassett (Management + Artists) | Stylist Anna Trevelyan (Camilla Lowther Management) | Hair Peter Gray (Home Agency) | Makeup Isamaya Ffrench (Streeters London) | Manicurist Martha Fekete (Bryan Bantry)


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Sofia Fanego byPaul Maffi | Stylist Paul Sinclaire (Katy Barker) | Hair Tomo Kono | Manicurist Jin Soon Choi (Jed Root)


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Olivia Jansing by Marcus Ohlsson (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management, Stockholm: LUNDLUND) | Stylist Michelle Cameron (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Hair Rita Marmor (Streeters New York) | Makeup Benjamin Puckey (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) | Manicurist Honey (Exposure NY) | Casting Shelley Durkan (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )


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Harmony Boucher by David Oldham | Hair Raphael Salley (Streeters London) | Makeup Janeen Witherspoon | Manicurist Imarni (Saint Luke Artist Management)


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First Look: Hercules Magazine

October 21st, 2015 |Posted by jonathan

Jordan Barrett takes the cover of the latest issue of Hercules Magazine magazine, aptly titled Bright Young Things, photographed by Paola Kudacki and styled by Francesco Sourigues. The rest of the issue celebrates an appropriately eclectic band of new-wave digital stars, from actorsWill Peltz and Nolan Funk to the tattooed model-slash-artist David Alexander Flinn. Tim Schuhmacher, Julian Schneyder, Johannes Spaas, Billy Vandendooren, and Luka Sabbat star in various features within as well. Take a first look at the new issue below.

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Photography Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management), Fashion editor Francesco Sourigues (De Facto), Model Jordan Barrett

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Photography Bruno Staub (CBA), Fashion editor DAVID BRUNO, Talent Nolan Funk (IMG)

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Photography Bruno Staub (CBA), Fashion editor David Vivirido, Model Julian Schneyder

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Photography Alessio Boni, Fashion editor Heathermary Jackson (FRANK REPS), Model David Alexander Flinn

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Photography Bruno Staub (CBA), Fashion editor DAVID VIVIRIDO, Talent Will Peltz (IMG)

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Photography Bruno Staub (CBA), Fashion editor Mauricio Nardi (Atomo Management), Models Johannes Spaas, Billy Vandendooren and Janek Chrabaszcz.

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Photography Benny Horne, Fashion editor Francesco Sourigues (De Facto), Model Robbie G

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Photography Mark Kean, Fashion editorAzza Yousif, Models Jack Mather & Connor Newall

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Photography Daniel Riera (Jed Root), Fashion editor Francesco Sourigues (De Facto), Model Luka Sabbat

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Photography Thomas Goldblum, Fashion editor Darcy Backlar (Management + Artists), Model Tim Schuhmacher

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The Lady is a Vamp

March 20th, 2015 |Posted by jonathan

The biannual Vamp—cheekily subtitled “a magazine about women on top”—celebrates its first birthday with the release of the new Spring 2015 issue, complete with four powerful covers, starring Versus’ new creative director Anthony Vaccarello with his muse Mica Arganaraz, along with Hilary Rhoda, Jessica Miller, and Drake Burnette with David Agbodji. Dedicated to powerful women, the magazine brings together art, fashion, and culture, with features on the painter Anh Duong and the actress and muse Rossy De Palma. Miller amps up the sex appeal while Burnette and Agbodji offer a sculptural look at the season’s sharpest collections. Take a look at an exclusive preview of the new issue below.

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Drake Burnette and David Agbodji by Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management), styling by Elizabeth Sulcer (Lalaland Artists)

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Anthony Vaccarello and Mica Arganaraz by Nico (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY, Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management), styling by Barbara Martelo

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Hilary Rhoda by Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA), styling by David Vivirido

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Jessica Miller by Santiago & Mauricio Sierra (Cadence New York), styling by Elizabeth Sulcer (Lalaland Artists)

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T Magazine China: Pride of Place

March 13th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

For the inaugural issue of T Magazine China Fei Fei Sun takes pride of place in the meditative cover story “A Moment of Momentum” photographed by Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management). The ensuing editorial evokes a balanced landscape with harmonizing elements of design, Fei Fei as its axis. Beautifully contoured and contrasting styling courtesy of Lucia Liu summons a zen symmetry against the minimalistic, sparing scenery. Operating within the spatial compositions Liu artfully utilizes silvery two-tones scarce in color and simple contours to help realize that moment of momentum. For the two cover images Fei Fei wears a more graphically ornamented dress from Louis Vuitton’s S/S 2015 collection. Slick wispy hair by Kevin Ryan and satiny makeup from Sil Bruinsma (Streeters New York) instill essences of romanticism and nature within the coldness of the rock garden of shape and line. An equally meditative fashion film accompanies the story, seen below. In it the Chinese model’s airy, tranquil movements are backed by a droning atmospheric track becoming altogether something that feels quite philosophical and culturally appropriate. T China is an extension of its lifestyle and fashion namesake The New York Times Style Magazine.

Photos and video courtesy of T Magazine China, exclusively for models.com

T Mag China from models.com on Vimeo.

 

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First Look : HEROINE

February 6th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

With their appealing mix of fashion, film and culture HEROINE Magazine always has something interesting between its pages. Spring’s issue features rising star Emma Roberts on the cover and is filled with haute content from some of fashion’s boldest talents. Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management), Jack Davison, Alexander Neumann, and Jai Odell all contribute compelling fashion stories, with makes for an appealing range of content. From Davison’s grainy black and white images of the refined Schalke Gummels to Kudaki’s minimalist shots of Annely Bouma, each story offers a side of this season’s multi-faceted look.

Take an first look inside HEROINE’s stellar new issue below.


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Photographer Olaf Wipperfürth (AW Artist Management) / Fashion Editor/Stylist Rosa-Safiah Connell / Makeup Artist Ninni Nummela / Casting Director Shawn Dezan / Models Dasha Denisenko, Georgia Hilmer


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Ph. Jack Davison / Fashion Steve Morriss / Model: Schalke Gummels

 


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Ph. Alexander Neumann (See Management) / Fashion Rosa-Safiah Connell / Model Anya Lyagoshina


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Fashion Tracey Nicholson (London: Streeters London, New York: Streeters New York) / Model Ophelie Guillermand


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Ph. Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management) / Fashion Karen Kaiser (New York: Streeters New York, London: Streeters London) / Model Annely Bouma


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Ph. Jai Odell / Fashion Vanessa Coyle / Model Julia Banas

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High Kloss

October 6th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

In case you had any doubts about the Karlie Kloss domination of the world take a look at what America’s sweetheart has been up to of late. In addition to being named as the new face of L’Oreal, Karlie has found the time to snap up a fresh cover of Vogue Italia alongside fellow stars Sasha Pivovarova and Lexi Boling. As though that weren’t enough Karlie also graces the October issues of Vogue Netherlands and Vogue Russia and the front page of a little magazine called Lucky – which is usually reserved for the Hollywood celebrity set. Editorially Karlie is no slouch either and her continued presence in Vogue Paris is a testament to that fact – all in all if you’re in need of a Karlie fix you’re sure to get it this month.

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Ph. Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia

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Ph. Paola Kudacki for Lucky

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Ph. Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Russia

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Women on the Verge

September 24th, 2014 |Posted by models.com

The British menswear magazine HERO has come a long way in just five short years. Since launching in 2008 with a cover story featuring Robbie Wadge, the publication has graduated to rising actors like Dane DeHaan and Bill Skarsgård, both shot by Hedi Slimane, and a uniquely incisive perspective on the fashion scene. Editors in chief Fabien Kruszelnicki and James West expand their portfolio this week with the launch of a women’s title, named, appropriately enough, HEROINE. “We’ve constantly been asked when a women’s version of HERO would be coming out,” Kruszelnicki and West explain, “and we have always known that we didn’t want to make a straight copy of HERO for women. HEROINE has a different vision, but with all of the same energy.”

That energy can be seen vibrantly throughout the inaugural issue, which can be seen in an exclusive preview below, starting with cover star Juno Temple, interviewed by Daniel Radcliffe. Paola Kudacki shoots the iconic Hilary Rhoda as the epitome of the “modern woman,” writer-slash-actress Brit Marling takes a starring role, and designer features on Saint Laurent, Paul Smith, and Balenciaga, find their place alongside a convergence of Prada with the artist Carsten Höller, who opens up his latest exhibition to the Fall collection. The emphasis throughout is on power and drive, two features that Kruszelnicki and West believe exemplify the HEROINE reader. “We really wanted to make a magazine that was intelligent, that blended fashion with current affairs, culture, and genuinely interesting interviews with strong, aspirational, driven women,” they say. “It’s about an attitude that transcends generations rather than trends, but we also love celebrating fashion and style. All of these things feed into a complete picture of modern society, coming together to represent a modern woman.”

Introduction by Jonathan Shia

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Photographer: Sebastian Kim, Fashion editor: Gro Curtis, Model: Juno Temple

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Story title: Balenciaga, Photographer: Paul Maffi, Fashion: Taryn Bensky, Models: Anais Mali

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Story title: Two Years In, Photographer : Steven Pan, Fashion : Gro Curtis, Models: Manuela Frey and Mijo Mihaljcic

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Story title: KIMX6, Photographer: Johnny Dufort, Fashion: Emma Wyman, Model: Kim Peers

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Story title: Paul Smith, Photographer: Emma Tempest, Fashion: Gro Curtis, Models: Ana Buljevic

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Story title: Modern Woman, Photographer: Paola Kudacki, Fashion: Karen Kaiser, Model: Hilary Rhoda

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Story title: Prada / Höller, Photographer: Axel Lindahl, Fashion: Naomi Itkes, Models: Lisa Verberght

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Story title: Aunt Ruth, Photographer: Fabien Kruszelnicki, Fashion: Nell Kalonji, Model: Aunt Ruth

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Story title: Saint Laurent, Photographer: Tetsu Kubota, Fashion: Gro Curtis, Models: Maja Salamon and Nic Neiman

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Story title: Silhouette, Photographer: Victor Demarchelier, Fashion: Gro Curtis, Model: Katryn Kruger

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