Summer Solstice

June 21st, 2016 |Posted by models.com

Russian runway superstar Valery Kaufman storms the industry with great effect and for July 2016, photographer Sebastian Kim wins with the 21 year-old top model covering Vogue Russia. Stylist Natasha Royt cues lace and floral appliqués, pleat details, and dusk tones from Chanel, Céline, and Loewe for a very northernly streetwear appeal. Vi Sapyyapy and Kristi Matamoros team up to tease out Valery’s femininity with wispy hair and a dewy glow—entirely effortless, romantic, and cleverly chic.

See more of this mesmerizing editorial below.

Text by Derrick Gaiter

Photographer – Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists) | Stylist – Natasha Royt (Art + Commerce)| Hair – Vi Sapyyapy (Management + Artists) | Makeup – Kristi Matamoros (Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA, New York: FRANK REPS NY) | Casting Beth Dubin

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First Look: Hero’s Fifteenth Issue

May 2nd, 2016 |Posted by jonathan

British menswear magazine HERO Magazine celebrates the new season with a jam-packed issue full of vitality and energy, leading off with rising star Tye Sheridan on the cover, shot by co-editor-in-chief Fabien Kruszelnicki and styled by Gro Curtis. Inside, James Franco interviews American Horror Story actor Evan Peters, and Kara Walker talks art with Ari Marcopoulos, who also contributes a zine full of his candid photographs. The issue offers the enlightening and eye-opening view on the world that is the magazine’s calling card, with Nicole Maria Winkler and Adam Winder taking a fishing trip up the river, Alessio Boni and Curtis heading upstate for a long weekend with new faces Elias de Poot and Marijn Alper, and Paolo Zerbini and Vittoria Cerciello offering a documentary-style look into Italian teenage ballroom dancers. Rick Owens and Peter Dundas, newly at Roberto Cavalli, offer insight into their inspirations, and the magazine also shines the spotlight on upcoming British design talents James Long, Daniel W. Fletcher, and Bobby Abley. Take an exclusive first look at the new issue, out now, below.

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Tye Sheridan | Photographer – Fabien Kruszelnicki (Katy Barker) | Stylist – Gro Curtis

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Marijn Aper at REBEL MANAGEMENT (Brussels) and Elias de Poot | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Gro Curtis

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Marijn Aper at REBEL MANAGEMENT (Brussels) and Elias de Poot | Photographer – Alessio Boni | Stylist – Gro Curtis

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Photographer – Ari Marcopoulos

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Hunter | Photographer and stylist – Fabien Kruszelnicki (Katy Barker)

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Hunter | Photographer and stylist – Fabien Kruszelnicki (Katy Barker)

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Olly and Philipp at Wilhelmina London (London), Martin and Vivien at Premier Model Management (London), Ben and Laurie at Milk Management (London), and Max and Jazz at Models 1 (London) | Photographer – Michal Pudelka (Katy Barker) | Stylist – Paul Sinclaire (Katy Barker)

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Dan Stewart | Photographer – Nicole Maria Winkler | Stylist – Adam Winder

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Photographer – Paolo Zerbini (Atomo Management) | Stylist – Vittoria Cerciello (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA)

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Sara Cummings and Derek Mason | Photographer – Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists) | Stylist – Gro Curtis

| Casting – Douglas Perrett

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Diego Villarreal | Photographer – Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists) | Stylist – Gro Curtis

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Beckett Hammond at Supa Model Management (London) | Photographer – Yaniv Edry | Stylist – Harry Lambert

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Elie Van Ravels at REBEL MANAGEMENT (Brussels) | Photographer – Yaniv Edry | Stylist – Harry Lambert

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Brotherly Love

May 15th, 2015 |Posted by jonathan

Following up on the success of their cult-inspired “Father” feature from last fall’s issue of HERO Magazine, photographer Sebastian Kim and stylist Gro Curtis team up again this season with another 32-page, documentary-style story that pushes the boundaries of the “fashion editorial.” Keeping with the familial theme, “Brother” follows the daily life of four brothers in what Curtis calls “their strange little community, upstate, far from any kind of reality.” Kim works in a journalistic, Life-magazine vein, while Curtis pulls from top designer brands like Dior Homme, Balenciaga, and Givenchy to create a world with a slightly sinister, off-putting feeling. America’s gun culture is alluded to, as is the current softened economic state, in a feature that offers a refreshingly raw and powerful alternate to the standard glossy editorials. Take a look at our exclusive preview below, and see our first look of the rest of the issue, including cover boy Justin Bieber by Hedi Slimane here.

Photographer Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists), Stylist Gro Curtis, Casting by Douglas Perrett

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Posted in: boys,General news

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts

April 30th, 2015 |Posted by jonathan

HERO Magazine celebrates small-town hopes and big-city dreams with their latest issue, out today with a powerful cover featuring pop’s favorite bad boy Justin Bieber photographed by Hedi Slimane. Bruce Weber contributes thirty years’ worth of slices of all-American life while Danielle Levitt explores the motocross cult of Plant City, Florida. Designer Kevin Carrigan talks about the clean appeal of Calvin Klein, while DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith offers insight into his latest album. Rising actors like Max Irons, Jack Falahee, and Timothée Chalamet discuss their craft, and the legendary filmmaker Larry Clark sits down for a lengthy talk. On the fashion side, Sebastian Kim showcases the rural life in a feature styled by Gro Curtis, while Dario Catellani pays homage to down-home hairstyles in a quirky preview of the summer and fall ahead. Take an exclusive first look at the issue below.

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Photographer Alessio Boni  | Styling Samantha Traina (New York: Streeters New York, Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles)

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Photographer Nicolas Kern  | Styling Stella Greenspan

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Photographer Bruce Weber

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Photographer Alessio Boni | Styling Gro Curtis

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Photographer Danielle Levitt (Camilla Lowther Management) | Styling Taryn Bensky

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Photographer  Dario Catellani (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY) | Styling James Valeri (Home Agency) | Hair Holli Smith (New York: Total Management, Los Angeles: Total Management, Paris: Total Management)

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Photographer  Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists)| Styling Gro Curtis

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Photographer Fabien Kruszelnicki  | Styling Zarina Humayun

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The Runaways

February 9th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

Sebastian Kim and (Management + Artists) Gro Curtis take to the streets with a gritty story for HEROINE Magazine that sees Emmy Rappe and Lina Berg as a pair of teenage vagabonds clad in Balenciaga and Maison Martin Margiela. The pair walks through deserted woods and along the edge of suburban towns all while wearing a pared down selection of pieces from luxurious labels. Most kids don’t skip town in Alexander Wang and Opening Ceremony, but Curtis’ skillful styling and Kim’s naturalistic images make the concept feel authentic.

Hair – / Bok Hee (Streeters New York) Makeup – Kristi Matamoros / Set Design – Dru Prentiss / Casting – Shawn Dezan / Production – Justin Rose

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Fathers & Sons

November 4th, 2014 |Posted by Betty

Upstart British menswear magazine HERO Magazine has always had a knack for going big, and their latest issue is no different, with rising star Ansel Elgort on the cover. Inside, a powerful thirty-page feature offers a fictional take on cult life, photographed by Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists) in lush, documentary-style black and white. “What I wanted to achieve was almost documentary stills,” says fashion editor Gro Curtis, “like Sebastian is a photographer for LIFE in the Seventies visiting this strange commune upstate.” The contemplative images in “Father” capture both action and solitude, with a hint of menace, pulling inspiration from the story of Jonestown and attitude from the languorous young adults of Martha Marcy May Marlene. The young acolytes, (casting by Douglas Perrett) played by Gustav Morstad, Marshall Brockley, Ryan James, AJ Mason, Cashel Barnett, and Daniel Caban, are dressed simply by Curtis, in keeping with a concept that is more about art than fashion. “Narration is what I believe in, and Sebastian joined in so strongly with this concept,” Curtis explains. “It is dark and strange and sinister and perhaps funny in one moment, but it looks real. It doesn’t look like a fashion story. That’s what we tried to achieve.” Take a look at our exclusive preview below.

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The Amanda Show

August 27th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Nothing like an old school glamour girl to set hearts racing and get photographers inspired. At the moment the exquisite Amanda Wellsh is exactly that girl and her steady stream of only girl editorials in top tier publications shows exactly why she’s so in demand. Whether she’s channelling Béatrice Dalle in Vogue Paris, or taking it back to the swinging sixties for Vogue Australia, Amanda is always the right choice. No wonder photographers like Glen Luchford (Art Partner), Benny Horne, Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists) and Ezra Petronio can’t get enough.

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Vogue Paris by Glen Luchford (Art Partner)

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Porter Magazine by Ezra Petronio

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Vogue Espana by Benny Horne

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Vogue Australia by Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists)

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LV Overload!

August 26th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

If there is one collection that is getting editorial love this September it is Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut for Louis Vuitton. While LVMH is generally no slouch in the editorial department, Ghesquire’s work has gone that extra mile – appearing on the cover of or within the pages of almost every single September issue thus far. For fans of the designer’s work the constant sight of logo printed belts and playful dresses has been an appealing constant thread amidst the past few months of editorials and covers, but how much is too much? Take a look at the line’s recent front page appearances and decide. Stylists show no signs of slowing down with their Vuitton obsession so you can expect to see the iconic luxury label rack up even more covers as the month winds down.

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Purple Fashion by Olaf Breuning, model Ola Rudnicka

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Vogue Ukraine by Yelena Yemchuk, model Karen Elson

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Vogue Australia by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, model Freja Beha Erichsen

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Jalouse, model Marthe Wiggers

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WSJ by Josh Olins, model dDaria Werbowy

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Vogue China by Patrick Demarchelier, star Fan Bing Bing

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Marie Claire UK by David Roemer

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Vogue Korea by Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists), model Anja Rubik

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Vogue Japan, model Cara Delevingne

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Vogue Paris by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner), model Natalia Vodianova

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W Magazine Trends Supplement by Christian MacDonald, model Constance Jablonski

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L’Officiel Mexico by Joe Lai, model Lena Hardt

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