Black & White

November 6th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Pure black-and-white marks the way forward in the Fall 2014 of Varón Magazine, with the fresh face of seventeen-year-old Yiyo, lauded as the world’s greatest flamenco dancer, staring out from the powerful cover. There’s a similarly clean purity to the rest of the issue as well, from Pizco’s portrait portfolio of thirteen British models styled by Hugo Lavín to Thomas Giddings’ introspective story styled by Way Perry (Jed Root) and starring Simon Fitskie. Erik van Gils brings a soft innocence to Jan Lehner’s Spring 2015 preview, while Lanvin’s Lucas Ossendrijver also offers a look ahead at what’s to come next year. The magazine includes a look at the legendary photographer Stephen Shore, and promising new London-based menswear designers Mirja Rosendahl, Rory Parnell-Mooney, and Sebastiaan Pieter, covering all the bases for the new season. Take a look at the exclusive preview below.

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Optology Issue #3

July 7th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

When Jonathan Arundel launched his photography and fashion journal Optology Magazine last year, he quickly established a high standard for the publication’s content and design, with rich, gorgeous stories and a sui generis, pared-down aesthetic. The latest issue, the third, is no different, starting from the charming portrait of a smiling Ben Allen that graces the glowing yellow cover. The features within hew to the quiet vision of the magazine, which bills itself as “dedicated to showcasing the finest photography and styling talent.” The cover story within, shot by Harry Carr with styling by Hannah Elwell, captures a new maturity in the young Allen, while Elliot Vulliod headlines his own story and up-and-comers like Dylan Fosket and Karlis Adlers are featured as well. Thomas Giddings gives us a pensive feature starring Andreas Lindquist with styling by Andreas Kokkino, with a gentle mood that carries over into Fanny Latour-Lambert (Walter Schupfer Management)’s images (styling by Optology’s fashion director Madeleine Østlie), which offer hushed slices of thoughtful youth at play.

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Ben Allen by Harry Carr, styling by Hannah Elwell

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Andreas Lindquist by Thomas Giddings, styling by Andreas Kokkino

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Elliot Vulliod by James White, styling by Christopher Preston

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Sylvester Ulv Henriksen and Frederik Rasmussen by Fanny Latour-Lambert (Walter Schupfer Management), styling by Madeleine Østlie

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Dylan Fosket by Daniel Benson, styling by Madeleine Østlie

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Karlis Adlers by Liam Warwick, styling by Harry Lambert

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Flo Dron by Ash Kingston, styling by Madeleine Østlie

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The Applicant

February 6th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion week modeling like any high profile job comes complete with a steady stream of candidates ready to apply. Instead of cover letters and resumes most models step into castings with portfolios and high heels. CR Fashion Book offers a unique take on the pre-show rush and the takes you inside casting director Piergiorgio Del Moro (Exposure NY) seasonal meeting with the top faces from New York’s best agencies.

The chic film takes a poetic turn when the girls are tasked with reading a line from Sylvia Plath’s The Applicant. Thomas Giddings directs the black and white clip as Hollie May Saker, Sabrina Ioffreda, Rachael Robinson, Franciska Gall, Maria Loks, Mica Arganaraz, Louise Parker, Ming Xi, Natasha Ramachandran, Soo Joo Park, Liene Podina, Maja Salamon, Chiharu Okunugi, Larissa Hofmann, Ophelie Guillermand, Betty Adewole, Elisabeth Erm, Dauphine McKee, Devon Windsor, Irine Hiemstra, Manuela Frey, Cindy Bruna and Hana Jirickova take turns bringing Plath’s classic to life.

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In Black and White

October 31st, 2013 |Posted by victoria

The latest from Varón Magazine continues to offer a cutting-edge take on menswear. Part of the uniqueness behind the English publication comes from its all black-and-white approach, delivering a captivating sense of appeal and enticement to each photograph. Spanish actor Quim Gutierrez, whom has the current 2013 Givenchy campaign under his belt, graces the magazine’s cover, and inside you’ll find more top faces in the industry, from Clement Chabernaud and Ben Allen, to some of the hottest new guys. Top men’s stylist Way Perry and Varon’s fashion director Hugo Lavin style up a storm in this packed issue. Delve into the glossy pages Varón’s autumn/winter F/W 13 issue below.
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Nick Offord by Lonny Spence, styled by Hugo Lavin

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Anders Hayward, Luke and Connor by Rory van Millingen, styled by Hugo Lavin

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Joe Brotherton by Jeff Hahn, styled by Shirley Amartey

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Clement Chabernaud by Mark Kean, styled by Way Perry

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Actor Quim Gutierrez by Nacho Pinedo, styled by Hugo Lavin

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