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Double Vision : Saint Laurent Paris

January 9th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Hedi Slimane’s dramatic rebranding of Yves Saint Laurent was one of the most divisive collections in recent memory; everyone had an opinion, some more hotly debated than others. While many found Slimane’s changes to be completely in line with the spirit of the house and a much needed makeover that pushed the brand into the future, others felt the overhaul was unnecessary, overly hyped and even underwhelming. Wide brim hats and seventies style suiting aren’t for everyone, but no matter how you felt about the Saint Laurent Paris ensembles themselves, you knew you were going to be seeing a lot of them. Like the McQueen visors and Prada stripes that came before them, those SLP hats were destined for editorials; fashion editors can’t resist a look with instant visual impact and Slimane’s designs are always distinctive.

Though the chapeaus are shaping up to be one of the most photographed editorial pieces of the moment, few stylists have strayed from the vision Slimane presented on the runway. Every so often though, the mood of the image goes beyond simply rehashing the nonchalant cool vibe of Slimane’s Le Smoking influenced style and pushes into expressive territory. Take a look at the way Lori Goldstein adds a touch of 60s glamour in the Vogue Italia shots of Fei Fei Sun, putting a more structured version of the SLP headpiece to good use but making it right for a completely different kind of mood.

British Vogue photography by Angelo Pennetta, styling by Francesca Burns

Marikka Juhler & Kirsi Pyrhonen in Harper’s Bazaar UK photography by Tom Allen, styling by Cathy Kasterine

Jessica Stam in Vogue Japan by Victor Demarchelier (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists), styling by Sabino Pantone

Fei Fei Sun in Vogue Italia, photography by Steven Meisel, styled by Lori Goldstein

Gwen Stefani in American Vogue photography by Annie Leibovitz, styled by Tonne Goodman

Julia Nobis in Numero, photography by Anthony Maule, styling by Samuel Francois

Harmony Boucher in Marie Claire, photography by Danilo Giuliani, styled by Enrique Campos

Dree Hemingway in Vogue China photography by Max Vadukul, styled by Nicoletta Santoro

Anja Rubik in Elle UK photography by Jan Welters, styled by Anne-Marie Curtis

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The Block Is Hot

April 12th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Nothing better than an early look at new fashion content and the latest issue of The Block Magazine is chock full of striking imagery featuring faves from the worlds of  music, fashion, art and film. Dubbed the “Issue of Marriage Equality” the Block is covered by three standouts, Garbage’s iconic singer the flame haired Shirley Manson, stunning top model Ymre Stiekema and everyone’s favorite poser / artist / actor the quirky Boyd Holbrook.

Of course we don’t judge a mag by its cover alone, because inside The Block there is plenty to love. Jeff Hahn‘s emotive images of real life couples, Tom Allen’s dreamy stills featuring the work of choreographer Justin Peck, Victor Demarchelier‘s NYC themed showcase for  Didier Malige‘s fascinating hair artistry story and Hugh Lippe‘s stark exploration of cutting edge menswear, all caught our eye. Don’t take our word for it of course – have a look at our exclusive preview to see some of the most striking shots inside the issue.

Shirley Manson

Photography Bon Duke - Styling Matthe Violante

Photography  Peter Stanglmayr - Styling  Andreas Kokkino

Photography Catherine Servel - Styling Michelle Cameron - Model Ymre Stiekema

Photography Hugh Lippe - Styling Vanessa Chow

Photography Jeff Hahn

Photography Tom Allen

Photography Victor Demarchelier, Hair Didier Malige,

Boyd Holbrook by Doug Inglish

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B Cool

January 20th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

How do you distill the ethos of a beloved store into a magazine that captures both the brand’s heritage and the current fashion mood? London launch b Magazine merges the boundary pushing sartorial flavor of Saville Row’s famous b Store, with editorial content from some of the most sought after talent on the block. Open up the latest issue and you’ll find new work from white hot photographers like Aitken JollyWillem Jaspert as well as fresh ideas from stylists Sam RangerJason Hughes & Stevie Westgarth. Expect the unexpected, you won’t see the same old Prada and Armani here, on the cusp labels like satyenkumar, Thomas Tait, Monique van Heist and  Tze Goh are the stars of the show and are featured prominently throughout.

Take a look at our preview of the Autumn/Winter edition for a taste of b’s eclectic flavor and phenomenal cast.

PHOTOGRAPHY Willem Jaspert | STYLING Jason Hughes | MODEL Fernando Cabral

PHOTOGRAPHY Tom Allen | STYLING StevenWestgarth | MODEL Dempsey Stewart

PHOTOGRAPHY Aitken Jolly | STYLING Sam Ranger | MODELS Andie Arthur & Georgia Hilmer

PHOTOGRAPHY Laurence Ellis| STYLING Jason Hughes | MODEL Max Rendell

 

PHOTOGRAPHY Andrew Vowles | STYLING Jason Hughes| MODELS Lowell Tautchin & Merilin Perli

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The Muses

November 30th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Muse Magazine never fails to excite with its combination of striking fashion editorials and compelling interviews and the latest issue is no exception. Alessandra Ambrosio and Lindsey Wixson grace dual covers that showcase two very different aesthetics: Ale goes futuristic for Chad Pitman with bobbed hair and metallics, while Lindsay is an innocent girl next door in Will Davidson’s shots. Inside you’ll find even more variety with a host of gorgeous new visuals – a few of which you’ll find right here in our preview.

Alessandra Ambrosio by Chad Pitman

Anna Selezneva by Steven Pan

Emily Baker by Tom Allen

Kendra Spears by Mariano Vivanco

Maryna Linchuk by Matt Irwin

Lindsey Wixson by Will Davidson

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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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Pony Rider

July 23rd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

i-D goes equestrian for its August issue. Tom Allen shoots former MotW Gibril looking dapper in finely cut suits and Wellington boots. Mark Mcmahon’s styling brings out Gibril’s innate elegance and the lush beauty of the sprawling polo grounds makes for exceptionally tranquil visuals.

Pics courtesy of FM Agency

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