Essential Homme Celebrates a Half Decade

September 22nd, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

Most five-year-olds would be content with little more than an ice-cream cake and a handful of balloons, but not Essential Homme. The menswear magazine celebrates half a decade with five sharp covers for their August/September issue, out now, featuring actors Michael Shannon, Boyd Holbrook, and Shiloh Fernandez, filmmaker Xavier Dolan, and singer Future, all of them men whose flourishing careers point to promising futures. Each cover subject sits for an enlightening shoot and profile within, as do Hermès’ Véronique Nichanian and Steven Kolb, head of the CFDA, who reflects on the inaugural New York Fashion Week Men’s just past. Roberto Sipos embodies the trends of the season, while the military look gets a special focus courtesy of a passel of powerful faces like Serge Rigvava, Ryan Keating, and Ton Heukels. Take a closer look at the new issue below.

Shiloh Fernandez by Jack Waterlot | Styling by Amy Mach
Michael Shannon by Kevin Sinclair (See Management) | Styling by Andrew Holden
Future by Sebastian Sabal-Bruce (Red+) | Styling by Terry Lu
Xavier Dolan by Shayne Laverdiere | Styling by Terry Lu and Xavier Dolan
Boyd Holbrook by Kevin Sinclair (See Management) | Styling by Terry Lu
Serge Rigvava and Ton Heukels by Marcelo Arena | Styling by Simona Carippo
Roberto Sipos by AP Kim | Styling by Terry Lu
Reuben Ramacher by Arcin Sagdic | Styling by Sam Ranger (Serlin Associates)
Xavier Dolan by Shayne Laverdiere | Styling by Terry Lu and Xavier Dolan
Boyd Holbrook by Kevin Sinclair (See Management) | Styling by Terry Lu
Shiloh Fernandez by Jack Waterlot | Styling by Amy Mach
Bastiaan Van Gaalen by Zeb Daemen | Styling by Alex Van Der Steen

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First Look: ODDA #8, The Decades Issue

March 6th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

Talk about ambition. To celebrate their third anniversary, ODDA Magazine’s latest issue celebrates well over a hundred years of fashion, stretching from Charles Frederick Worth’s turn­ of the­ century couture to the menswear we’ll be wearing next fall. “The decision about making a Decades issue talking about the history of fashion was due to my fascination for this industry and how we evolved from the past to the present, always looking at how the past made us who we are now,” explains editor ­in­ chief David Martin.

He and his team have pulled together a collection of snapshots of years past, starting with eight different covers, each representing a different decade. Paris Hilton pops in Moschino for the Nineties, while Baptiste Giabiconi channels Brando for the Fifties. The pages within celebrate the legacies of Ferragamo, Balenciaga, and Givenchy—the originals—as well as current designers who return time and again to touchstone eras, from the elegance of Ralph Lauren’s Thirties to Vivenne Westwood’s punk Seventies.

The issue is awash with contradictions and different perspectives. Alex Loomans is straight out of Gatsby and Thorben Gartner marks the current day in Italo Zucchelli’s sporty designs. Lieke Van Houten and Nicolas Ripoll embody the romanticism of Forties Spain in Dolce & Gabbana and Daan van der Deen wears Calvin Klein to relive the athletic Nineties. For an industry that is constantly obsessed with what’s new and what’s next, the issue offers a primer on where we came from, answering, gloriously and powerfully, the eternal question of how we got here with a preview of where we’re headed. Take a look at an exclusive preview below.

Nora Vai, photography by Kinya Ota and styling by Connie Berg

Alex Loomans, photography by Arnaldo Anaya Lucca (De Facto) and styling by Matthew Marden (De Facto)

Lieke Van Houten and Nicolas Ripoll, photography by Sebastian Sabal-Bruce (Red+) and styling by Alba Melendo

Frida Aasen, photography by Fabrizio Scarpa and styling by Alba Melendo

Baptiste Giabiconi, photography by Magdalena Lawniczak and styling by Fleur Huynh

Igor Kolomiyets and Chantz Luginbill, photography by Jeremy Kost (Jed Root) and styling by Nicolas Klam

Aliz @ Viva, photography by Camilla Armbrust and styling by Helena Tejedor

River Viiperi, photography by Edward Taylor and styling by Gregory Wein

Paris Hilton and Chad Buchanan, photography by Hunter & Gatti (OPUS) and styling by Alba Melendo

Daan van der Deen, photography by Sonia Pueche and styling by David Martin

Thorben Gartner, photography by Fabrizio Scarpa and styling by Alba Melendo

Oli Lacey and Joel Meacock, photography by Mikael Schulz and styling by Matt Bidgoli

40s cover. Special Dolce & Gabbana
40s: Special Dolce & Gabbana inspired by folclore in Spain. Lieke Van Houten & Nicolas Ripoll by Sebastian Sabal-Bruce (Red+), styling by Alba Melendo. Creative Direction David Martin

50s Baptiste Giabiconi
50s’s: Baptiste Giabiconi inspired by Marlon Brandon. Photographer Magdalena Lawniczak & styling by Fleur Huynh

60s Miu Miu Archives
60s: Special Miu Miu Archives. Magda Laguinge photographed by Sy Delorme, styling by Alba Melendo, Creative Direction David Martin

70s Punk
70s: Punk with Lili Sumner, photographed by Philip Meech styling by Hope Von Joel

80s River Viiperi
80’s: River Viiperi inspired by Body Culture movement. Photographed by Taylor Edward, styling by Gregory Wein, Creative Direction David Martin

90s Paris Hilton special Moschino
90s: Paris Hilton Special Moschino photographed by Hunter & Gatti (OPUS), styling by Alba Melendo, Creative Direction David Martin

2007_2011 Special Elie Saab Haute Couture
2007/2011: Special Elie Saab Haute Couture representing the Gothic-Romanticism of those years. Tamy Glauser photographed by Anthony Acquire, styling by Alba Melendo

2015 Joel Meacock
Present Day with Joel Meacock photographed by Mikael Schulz & styling by Matt Bidgoli

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New Homme

June 7th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

In the latest issue of upstart American menswear magazine Essential Homme, editor-in-chief Terry Lu offers up a note of explanation: “The essentials of great fashion are a combination of remaining constant while continuing to change.” To that end, the June/July issue comes with a fresh redesign, from a sharp, sleek new logo to an innovative editorial structure mixing news items with fashion features. Janis Ancens helps kick off the new vision, starring in the summer-ready cover story, shot by Sebastian Sabal-Bruce on a glowing seashore. American Ballet Theater principal Roberto Bollé is captured by AP Kim in his role as the latest brand ambassador for Dolce & Gabbana, and Bruce Pask discusses his plans as the men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman. The other rich editorials offer a celebration of Louis Vuitton’s all-American Spring collection and the season’s most modern sportswear and sexiest swimsuits. The issue closes with a look ahead at Pre-Fall, with desirable designs pointing the way forward.




Janis Ancens by Sebastian Sabal-Bruce, styling by Monica Zafra



Roberto Bolle by AP Kim, styling by Terry Lu



Harry Pulley by AP Kim, styling by Terry Lu



Prefall looks by AP Kim, styling by Terry Lu

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