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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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Campaign Trail

January 6th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

PRADA

The gang is all here! Miuccia Prada’s artistic spring collection comes to life in vivid images by Steven Meisel. Catwalkers Amanda MurphyAnna EwersAshleigh GoodCindy BrunaGracie Van GastelJulia BergshoeffLexi BolingLieke Van HoutenMagdalena JasekMaggie JablonskiMaja SalamonMalaika FirthNastya StenOla RudnickaOphelie GuillermandSabrina Ioffreda & Viktor Van Pelt  share space in colorful campaign but the clothes steal the show. The painted faces that made the collection so memorable are in full effect in the accessories shot and Miuccia’s ladylike shapes make the cast of newcomers look gorgeous.

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CHANEL

Lindsey Wixson and Sasha Luss strike a pose for Karl Lagerfeld‘s lens and add a touch of cool to the eclectic Chanel spring collection. Sporting rainbow colors, oversized pearl baubles and a plethora of handbags Lindsey & Sasha are technicolor muses worthy of Chanel’s vibrant, painterly collection.

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GUCCI

Gucci’s boudoir ready spring collection gets a suitably sensual campaign by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner). Sultry rising stars Amanda Wellsh and Elisabeth Erm pose against a crimson backdrop in sequined pieces by Frida Gianinni, while Tommaso de Benedictis takes center stage in the equally sleek menswear ads.

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CHLOE

It’s been a few seasons since Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin helmed the Chloe campaign, but the duo doesn’t miss a beat. With Lou Doillon and Julia Stegner front and center in summery images filled with floaty minidresses and espadrilles, Inez and Vinoodh perfectly capture the laid back look & feel that defines Chloe.

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First Look : BON

August 22nd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Bon Magazine returns for fall with a full slate of fashion showcased via sleek editorial content. Though the issue is focused on the subject of excess, things never veer off-course into unadulterated consumerism, instead we’re given a chic series of stories that provide just the right amount of decadence. The stunning Jacquetta Wheeler returns on dual covers in head to toe Balmain, but the extravagant fashion is balanced by natural setting and stripped down photography style. Inside beautiful new stories starring Kel MarkeyMyla DalbesioMagda Laguinge, Grace MaharyTatiana Cotliar and Maud Welzen run the gamut from avant garde explorations of the season’s minimal wares to striking black and white images shot on the streets of New York.

For even more BON check out their official website, BON.se. 

BON24_CoverInternational cover | Photographer: Tung Walsh | Model: Jacquetta Wheeler | Stylist: Marcus Soder

BONS65_coverSwedish cover | Photographer: Tung Walsh | Model: Jacquetta Wheeler | Stylist: Marcus Soder

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BON_INT24_P106Pleasures Unknown | Photographer: Bharrat Sikka | Models: Myla Dalbesio and Erika Wall | Stylist: Marcus Soder

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BON_INT24_P16162Chaos Theory | Photographer: Ward Ivan Rafik| Model: Grace Mahary | Stylist: Zara Zachrisson

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Beuys and Girls | Photographer: Axel Lindahl|  Model: Maud Welzen | Stylist: Naomi Itkes

 

 

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Seekers become finders | Photographer: Rachel Chandler | Model: Tatiana Cotliar | Stylist:Tamara Rothstein

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No One Else I’d Rather Be | Photographer: Maurizio Bavutti| Model: Tommaso de Benedictis | Stylist: John Colver

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BON_INT24_P200Balmain | Photographer: Tung Walsh | Model: Jacquetta Wheeler | Stylist: Marcus Soder

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BON_INT24_P230 Stella McCartney | Photographer: Aitken Jolly| Model: Kel Markey | Stylist: Anders Solvsten Thomsen

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Altewai Saome |  Photographer: Nagi Sakai (De Facto) | Model: Magda Laguinge | Stylist: Marcus Soder

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Couture | Photographer: Alice Rosati | Models: Georgia Hilmer and Alex Armstrong | Stylist: Mauricio Nardi

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Creature of the Wind | Photographer: Benjamin Vnuk | Model: Ji Hye Park | Stylist: Zara Zachrisson

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Meadham Kirchoff | Photographer: Greta Ilieva | Model: Madison Leyes | Stylist: Jack Borkett

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Juun J | Photographer: CG Watkins | Model: Alex Bouchard | Stylist: Harry Lambert

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