Color Theory

February 27th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Anyone can tell you that the main story of Spring 2014 menswear is color, but it takes true conviction and vision to turn a trend into something truly original and inspired. The team behind L’Officiel Hommes Italia have done just that, pulling on the artist inspirations and bold palettes of the latest collections for a new issue that celebrates creativity and vibrancy in all its shades. The Belgian painter Rinus van de Velde, known for his swirling, expressive portraits and scenes, graces the cover, a surprising decision the magazine’s creative director Pablo Arroyo says was entirely appropriate. “Art is a perennial source of inspiration for the fashion world, especially so for spring-summer 2014,” he explains in his editor’s letter. “This is partly the reason L’Officiel Hommes Italia made the unorthodox choice of having an artist on the cover. Not a model/artist or an actor/artist, but an artist artist.” Pulling from the theme of “teoria del colore”—bringing to mind Goethe’s landmark treatise on the essence of color and its effects on human perception and emotions—the issue features the season’s brightest designs on today’s brightest new faces and seasoned veterans.

Tim Schuhmacher and Tommaso de Benedictis are captured by Laurence Ellis in a crayon box of vivid suits styled by Emil Rebek, while Stefan Heinrichs photographed Matthew Bell in a series of dark, rich sportswear selected by Davide Brambilla. Photographer Mark Pillai and stylist Nik Piras take a graphic approach to the latest hues, with sharp images of Matthew Holt shot through with pops of color. And, in a nod to a season in which designers found inspiration in modernist masters from Mondrian and Calder to Klein and Kapoor, Ben Allen plays the young artist at work and at play—for a story by Thomas Lohr with styling by Anders Sølvsten Thomsen—lost in thought in his studio, caught in a moment of quiet reflection, or simply surrounded by the blissful blue of a clear pool straight out of a Hockney painting.

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Tommaso de Benedictis by Laurence Ellis (Visual Artist UK ), styling by Emil Rebek

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Matthew Bell by Stefan Heinrichs, styling by Davide Brambilla

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Ben Allen by Thomas Lohr (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management ), styling by Anders Solvsten Thomsen

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Sebastien Andrieu by Johan Sandberg (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris), styling by Emil Rebek

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Matthew Holt by Mark Pillai, styling by Nik Piras

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Rinus van de Velde by Pablo Arroyo, styling by Jérôme André

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First Look: L’Officiel Hommes Italia

September 20th, 2013 |Posted by models.com

L’Officiel Hommes Italia just recently came out this week, and has the always provocative Willem Dafoe on its autumn/winter cover, looking unquestionably dapper in Hermès. The theme of the biannual publication this season is oltre se stressi, or “beyond oneself”. Inside the magazine, the pages are filled with breathtaking men’s fashion featuring some of our favorites—Vincent LaCrocq, Eddie Klint, Jester White, and new face Pawel Binczak, to name a few. See the official preview of L’Officiel Hommes Italia below.

Text by Victoria Perillo

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Willem Dafoe by Pablo Arroyo, styling by Jérôme André

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Jester White by Stefan Heinrichs, styling by Emil Rebek

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Pawel Binczak by Johan Sandberg, styling by Emil Rebek

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Vincent LaCrocq by Thomas Lohr, styling by Anders Solvsten Thomsen

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Eddie Klint by Laurence Ellis, styling by Davide Brambilla

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First Look : HUSK

December 7th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Print may have its up and downs, but everywhere you turn there are exciting independent magazines on the scene adding their unique perspectives to the fashion dialogue. One of our faves, Husk Magazine is back with a new issue filled with idiosyncratic content that shows fashion in a different light. From the striking black and white cover of Julier Bugge, to their amusing interview with fashion week fixture Kelly Cutrone, the magazine always goes for the unexpected. Take a look inside the issue here and be sure to check out Husk Magazine.com for even more.

Photography by Willem Jaspert, Styled by Sam Ranger, Julier is wearing Christopher Kane

 

From Shanghai to Paris, Photography by Amira Fritz for JNBY

Photography by Thomas Lohr, Model Jenny Sinkaberg (IMG),  Art Directed by Hanna Putz, Styled by Lyson Marchessault, Hair by Adam Szabo

 

 

Photography by Meinke Klein, Models: Nadja Giramata (Viva Model Management), Tiara Young (Storm Model Management)

Photography by Roger Deckker (See Management), Model Irina Shipunova (Elite New York), Shot at Roca London Gallery

Photography by Laurence Ellis, Styled by Lyson Marchessault, hair by Adam Szabo, All fashion by Carven

 

This Must Be the Place, Photography by Ilaria Orsini, Model Duncan Pyke (Major Model Management), Styled by Charlotte Briere

Roca London Gallery Feature

Tamotsu Ejima Feature (one of the most important Japanese graphic designers)

Susan Mogul Feature part of the GIRLS DON’T CRY Dossier featuring Judy Chicago, Laurie Weeks, Ariel Levy, Polly Borland, Susan Mogul and more.

Paul Vogel Feature (Assouline bespoke book-binder)

Kelly Cutrone Feature (interview + TOP 10 Kelly Cutrone Quotes)

A conversation between Kris Ruhs (Milan-based artist and husband of Carla Sozzani, owner of 10 Corso Como, and Jules Wright (director Wapping Project)

Clara Cullen Feature

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First Look : b Magazine

August 14th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

We’ve come to expect a certain offbeat cool from b Magazine and their latest issue does not disappoint. With striking new content from Aitken Jolly, Harley WeirWillem Jaspert and more, the mag is filled to the brim with editorial quality. Inside readers will find idiosyncratic gems like artists Julie Verhoeven and Kevin Francis Gray at their local London libraries and photographs of Hamish Carter, the 13 year old member of Britains elite gymnastics squad. Take a first look at the editorials below and find out more at b Magazine’s Facebook. 

Physical (You’re so) | Photography: Stefan Zschernitz | Fashion: Toby Grimditch | Model: Lula Osterdahl

Zero has A Limit | Photographer: Willem Jaspert | Stylist: Jason Hughes | Models: Aaron VernonThomas Penfound, Ben Waters, Jackson Rado, Reece Sanders and Reid Prebenda

You’re still in a dream | Photographer: Harley Weir| Fashion: Isabella Goumall | Models: Aleksandra Marczyk

Chaos into control | Photography: Thomas Lohr | Fashion:Jason Hughes | Model: Bastian Thiery

Slight night shiver | Photography: Aitken Jolly| Fashion: Sam Ranger | Model: Corinna Ingenleuf

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First Look : HUSK

May 15th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Husk Magazine hits back with a brand new issue focused on the stylish side of fashion’s avant garde. Inside you’ll find interviews with 10 Corso Como doyenne Carla Sozzani, a chat with 032c and Interview Germany Editor-in-Chief Jorg Koch and an impressive feature on Acne & Jonny Johansson.

In case that isn’t enough for you fashion fiends take a look at the indie mag’s impressive slew of editorials ranging from edgy & atmospheric, to elegantly classic – with an edge of course.

Dempsey Stewart by Harley Weir, Styling Elle Korhaliller

Leomie Anderson & Frankie @ Select by Jonas Lindström, styling by Vinz Hölzl

Roel & Asa by Mikael Schulz, styling Elle Korhaliller

Dylan & Chay by Thomas Lohr, styling by Madeleine Ostlie

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The Varon Effect

September 19th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

With its elegant black and white presentation and cutting edge menswear content Varon Magazine is one of the most enticing men’s fashion publications we’ve seen this season. Take a glimpse inside their latest issue and hear from editor in chief, Nacho Pinedo about what makes Varon special.

MDC: Who is the Varon man?

Nacho: The Varon man is ageless, contemporary, free, independent and sophisticated.

MDC: Describe the Varon man in one word.

Nacho: Classic.

MDC: What is the theme of this issue?

Nacho: This issue is about courage. Nicola is one of the bravest man in fashion always daring to break boundaries, Donatella shows a lot of courage with her 2012 men collection. The young British actors needs courage to succeed on them carrier and the fashion again is for men who dare to look unique.

MDC: What are some of the challenges facing newer publications in the digital age?

Nacho: The challenge is always the same, to make a good independent and honest magazine.

MDC: What is your personal favorite image in the magazine?

Nacho: Page 105.

VersaceVal & Jordan Taylor by Thomas Lohr | Fashion Editor Toby Grimditch

Beyond A Shadow of a Doubt – by Tom Allen

Paolo AnchisiTomek Szczukiecki and Ethan James Green by Paul Maffi | Fashion Editor – Tom Van Dorpe

Josh McLellan by Lonny Spence | Fashion Editor – Shirley Amartey

Caleb Trent by Ronald Dick | Fashion Editor Shirley Amartey

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