The Valentino Vibe

July 22nd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Master photographer David Bailey (Visual Artist UK ) has created some of the most iconic fashion imagery of all time and as lensman for the newest Valentino campaign Bailey brings an appealing simplicity to the black and white portraits of elegant fresh faces. Models Harleth KuusikMaartje VerhoefIne Neefs and Josephine Van Delden look regal in Bailey’s stately portraits, showing off the pop-art influenced collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. The end result is a campaign that eschews trendiness in favor of elegance and the kind of graceful imagery that will look just as fresh decades from now.

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First Look: Lurve

April 24th, 2014 |Posted by models.com

Lurve Magazine‘s next era kicks off with a stellar issue with a fresh perspective on fashion. Editor in chief Lyna V. Ahanda, new fashion director Moreno Galatà and fashion editor Alessandra Conti create an issue focused on a modern interpretation of 90s style fashion photography. Bringing all the raw energy and individualism that defined the 90s aesthetic back into the mix is an inspired move and one that makes each editorial feel vital.

The issue’s six covers take the theme head on with a diverse lineup of models & photogs; reportage photographer Olivia Arthur shoots model Adwoa Aboah in Louis Vuitton; while Lily McMenamy sports Céline in a stylized shot by Sonia Sieff. Queen of cool Caroline de Maigret shows another side in an elegant image by Alessio BolzoniRobbie McKinnon sports a brush and stacks of vinyl in his cheeky cover by Edmund Aves. The always chic Elisa Sednaoui is serene in Prada in her cover by Laurence Ellis (Visual Artist UK ) and Hanne Gaby Odiele delights in a striking image by Dario Catellani (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY)

Inside the content is every bit as compelling as the covers, with an array of contributors providing exciting new edits that adhere to that avant garde 90s spirit. Each story is special in its own way, but famed street photographer Nick Turpin providing his first fashion work, shooting Neelam Johal in a museum setting is a bonafide moment.

For even more Lurve, head on over to LurveMag.com 

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Lily McMenamy ph. Sonia Sieff, styled by Moreno Galatà in Celine

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Elisa Sednaoui ph. Laurence Ellis (Visual Artist UK ), styled by Moreno Galatà in Prada

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Hanne Gaby Odiele ph. Dario Catellani (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), styled by Vittoria Cerciello (De Facto)

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Caroline de Maigret ph. Alessio Bolzoni, styled by Mauricio Nardi

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Adwoa Aboah ph. Olivia Arthur, styled by Alessandra Conti

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Robbie McKinnon ph. Edmund Aves, styled by Moreno Galatà

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Model – L.W. / Photographed by Nicolo Terraneo / Styled by Moreno Galatà

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Model Elensio / Photography by Paolo Zerbini / Styled by Moreno Galatà

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Model – Neelam Gill / Photographed by Nick Turpin / Styled by Moreno Galatà

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Model – Izabella at Next / Photographed by Andrea Artemisio / Styled by Carolina Bianchi

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Models – Robbie McKinnon & Evangeline Ling / Photographed by Edmund Aves / Styled by Moreno Galata

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Model – Emma Willow / Photographed by Anders Edstrom / Styled by Moreno Galatà

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Model – Moffy / Photographed by Michelle Sank / Styled by Alessandra Conti

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Model – Kate Bogucharskaia / Photographed by Benjamin Vnuk / Styled by Columbine Smille

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In Black & White

April 24th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Spring may be better-known as the season for bright prints and colors, but the latest issue of upscale menswear magazine Varon Magazine makes a very convincing argument for the purity and sharp beauty of clean black-and-white. Ben Gorham, founder of the exclusive Byredo fragrance collection, stars in the sharp cover story, lensed by Lonny Spence with styling by Varon’s fashion director Hugo Lavín, while the rest of the magazine is filled with many of the industry’s top new faces in a range of the season’s top designs. Bright young Brits Matthew Bell and Tom Gaskin can be seen in the main collections story, photographed by co editor in chief Nacho Pinedo and dressed by Lavín, while Elliot Vulliod is the centerpiece of a feature on the idiosyncratic designer Umit Benan. But for all its celebration of the here and now, the issue offers a sneak peek ahead as well, with an exclusive preview of Fall 2014 from rising British designer Craig Green captured by Piczo with a clinical austerity softened by gentle portraits that add just the right touch of sensitive emotion. Check out their Instagram page for more beautiful visuals.

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Ben Gorham by Lonny Spence, styling by Hugo Lavín

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Matthew Bell and Tom Gaskin by Nacho Pinedo, styling by Hugo Lavín

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Elliot Vulliod in Umit Benan by Lonny Spence, styling by Hugo Lavín

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Laurie Harding by Lonny Spence, styling by Shirley Amartey

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Marc André Turgeon by Joachim Mueller Ruchholtz (Visual Artist UK ), styling by Jason Hughes (Visual Artist UK )

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Nicholas Santos/Charlie Ayres Taylor/Paolo Gallardo by Mark Kean, styling by Hugo Lavín

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Arran Turton Phillips by Rory van Millingen, styling by Way Perry (Jed Root)

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Jack Chambers, Guy Gee in Craig Green by Piczo, styling by Hugo Lavín

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First Look: Rika Magazine 10

March 11th, 2014 |Posted by Matthew

Rika Magazine has earned quite a reputation for generosity in unique content. In celebration of its 10th edition, the Amsterdam-based magazine has brought us 10 top models, each with her own standout cover (plus a bonus 11th surprise cover). Showcasing Meghan CollisonSaskia de BrauwZuzanna Bijoch,Arizona MuseCatherine McNeil, Liu Wen, Lindsey Wixson, Marie Piovesan, and Sigrid Agren  each with her own one-two punch of personality and presence. With the accompanying editorials set to emerge this teaser isn’t even half of what Rika #10 has in store. Bring on spring abundance.

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Catherine McNeil by Driu & Tiago, styling by Katie Burnett

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Arizona Muse by Jesse John Jenkins, Rebecca Corbin-Murray (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )

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Constance Jablonskii by Laurence Ellis (Visual Artist UK ), styling by Toby Grimditch

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Lindsey Wixson by Joachim Johnson, styling by Heathermary Jackson

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Meghan Collison by Jen Carey, styling by Katie Burnett

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Liu Wen by Joachim Mueller Ruchholtz (Visual Artist UK ), styling by Clare Byrne

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Marie Piovesan by Ward Ivan Rafik (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), styling by Alexandra Carl

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Saskia de Brauw by Duy Quoc Vo, styling by Alexandra Carl

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Sigrid Agren by Horst Diekgerdes (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management, Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management), styling by Anna Schiffel (Shotview Photographers Management)

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Zuzanna Bijoch by Jens Langkjaer, styling by Camilla Pole

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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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