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Singular Visions

March 7th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

There comes a point in the growth of every young magazine when it moves from up-and-comer to here-to-stay. For David Martin, editor-in-chief and fashion director of ODDA, that point is their current, sixth issue, out later this week in the United Kingdom and across the rest of the world over the next few weeks. “It is definitely an issue where we experiment with another level in our work,” he says. “The difference between this issue and previous ones is the maturity of myself, my team, and what we are looking for with this product. This issue made us feel free to develop many things we couldn’t do before. We’re not as experienced as people who have been working in fashion for twenty years, but now we feel we know a bit more.”

That growth is obvious throughout the issue, from the gorgeously evocative previews of Thom Browne’s Fall 2014 collection and Atelier Versace’s Spring designs to the interviews with Jean-Paul Gaultier, Michel Gaubert, Conseulo Castiglioni, Nicola Formichetti. There is an emphasis throughout on personal process as well, whether it be a portfolio of four new designers currently studying at Central Saint Martins or a collection of model Benjamin Allen’s own Polaroids. The issue also has a handmade feel, a rich counterpoint to the standardization seen so much elsewhere, with sketches throughout and a font evocative of swirling loops of cursive. “I believe that if people see the magazine like this,” Martin explains, “it is going to be another kind of connection for them.”

Martin says the issue is also meant to showcase a more artistic side of the editorial team. To wit, Benjamin Allen’s fashion story is awash in impasto daubs and strokes, designers from Karl Lagerfeld to Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Kenzo are painted rather than photographed, and an editorial by photographer Omar Macchiavelli is a wonder of collage techniques. The emphasis that ties the issue together, however, is going deeper. Designer stories offer complex, layered evocations of singular visions, from the prints of Ports to the Spanish vibrancy of Moschino. Backstage images from the recent men’s shows and even a few fresh from London Fashion Week offer an immediate behind-the-scenes look at what we’ll be wearing six months down the line. It may seem a bit premature, but as Yves Saint Laurent himself explains on the closing page, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.”

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Ben Allen by Bryan Huynh, styling by Tomas C Toth

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Maggie Jablonski by Michael Beauplet, styling by Matt Bidgoli

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Katerina by Hironobu Sato, styling by Ikuko Tanizaki

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Vika Falileeva by Sy Delorme, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim

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Jordy Dijkhuizen and Travis Smith by Marco Falcetta, styling byAlba Melendo

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Backstage at Kris Van Assche by Sara Cimino

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Vika Falileeva by Sy Delorme, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim

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Ton Heukels by Sonia Pueche, styling by David Martin

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Lida Judickaite by Robert Jaso, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim

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Lyoka Tyagnereva and Joe Collier by Arnaldo Anaya Lucca (De Facto), styling by Julie Ragolia

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Winter to Spring

March 3rd, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

The cover of the latest issue of DSection may be a study in winter white, but the pages inside make it clear that spring is well on its way. Arthur Gosse and Baptiste Radufe, dressed by Jimi Urquiga in Thom Browne’s Versailles-inspired designs, are photographed by Jack Waterlot for the accompanying story lounging in a snowbound cabin, but the floral prints and bright sportswear found throughout the rest of the menswear magazine offer a welcome prelude to the thaw. Alexi Lubomirski shoots the iconic Daria Werbowy on a secluded patch of welcoming sand, while Nicolas Valois captures new face Daniel van der Deen looking steamy in Dries Van Noten’s rich palm tree-print shirt. Many of today’s biggest faces make appearances as well, from Anders Hayward and Marc Sebastian Faiella to Alexandre Cunha and Ton Heukels, all with that certain elegance expected from DSection.

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Arthur Gosse, Veronika Vilim, Baptiste Radufe by Jack Waterlot, styling by Jimi Urquiga

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Daria Werbowy by Alexi Lubomirski (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) for Lancome

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Daniel van der Deen by Nicolas Valois

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Anders Hayward by Thomas Goldblum

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Marc Sebastian Faiella by Aline & Jacqueline Tappia

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Alexandre Cunha by Ricardo Gomes

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Ton Heukels by Thomas Goldblum

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Janis Ancens by Laurent Humbert

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Spring Break

March 21st, 2013 |Posted by Betty

How ready is everyone for spring? Spanish magazine Fucking Young‘s new issue, with the theme of ’1997′, certainly brightens the blustery day with a delightful dose of the coolest male models garbed in eye catching pieces by Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fred Perry and more. Luca Finotti shoots and art directs Dutch favorite Ton Heukels for the cover but keep an eye out for the vintage Gianni Versace archive pieces for the inside edit. And yes all those braces were worn solely for the shoot. Check out the cheeky (and teeth-y) video below and preorder it, here.

TEETH by Luca Finotti from Fucking Young! Magazine on Vimeo.

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Ton Heukels, Miles McMillan, Sebastian Sauvé, Mikkel Jensen, Leebo Freeman by Luca Finotti, Misa Patinszki, styled by Paolo Zagoreo

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Ben Allen by James White, styled by Kevin Kim

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Milo Spijkers by Jose Manuel Ferrater, styled by Nirave Sanchez

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Zhao Lei by Edu García and styled by Patrycja Juraszczyk.

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Matthew Bell by Saverio Cardia and styled by Lucio Colapietro.

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Jake Shortall by Kristiina Wilson, styled by Michelle Carimpong

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Jourdan Copeland by Michiel Meewis

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Jester White by Liam Warwick and styled by Justin Hamilton.

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First Look: Hercules

September 18th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Hercules Magazine sets out to thrill with a new issue that showcases the very best of the season’s menswear. Focusing on the forbidden city and the fashion impact of Chinese luxury, the elegantly packaged glossy is filled with stunning new editorials and boasts a distinctive visual style. Looking more like a fashion textbook, than a plain ol’ magazine, Hercules’ sets itself apart as a style bible for the dashing gent, but don’t take our word for it it – have a first look at the latest issue in our exclusive preview.

PHOTOGRAPHER Txema Yeste
FASHION EDITOR Francesco Sourigues & David Vivirido
HAIR & MAKE-UP David Song
MODEL Zhao Lei &Joel Meacock

PHOTOGRAPHER Daniel Riera
FASHION EDITOR Laura Alcalde
HAIR & MAKE-UP Maria Martinez
MODELS Jacquetta Wheeler, Simone Nobili and Adrián Ponte

PHOTOGRAPHER Matteo Montanari
FASHION EDITOR Miguel Arnau
HAIR & MAKE-UP Massimo Gamba
MODEL Ton Heukels

PHOTOGRAPHER Bruno Staub (De Facto)
FASHION EDITOR Grant Woolhead
HAIR & MAKE-UP Adrian Clark
MODELS Tucker Des Lauriers, Eian Scully and Chris Petersen

PHOTOGRAPHER Nacho Alegre
FASHION EDITOR David Vivirido
MODELS Jordan Stenmark and Zac Stenmark

PHOTOGRAPHER Bruno Staub (De Facto)
FASHION EDITOR Bruce Pask
HAIR & MAKE-UP Adrian Clark
MODEL Brittain Ward

PHOTOGRAPHER Giampaolo Sgura
FASHION EDITOR Miguel Arnau
MODELS Chris Bunn at 2Morrow Models, Chris Petersen, Alfred Kovac, Kristof Kralik, Vilka Volkute.

PHOTOGRAPHER Txema Yeste
FASHION EDITOR Francesco Sourigues & David Vivirido
HAIR & MAKE-UP David Song
MODEL Zhao Lei &Joel Meacock

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