September 23rd, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Fall 2014 is shaping up to be one of the most varied seasons in recent memory, at least if the latest issue of ODDA Magazine is anything to go by. The progressive fashion publication releases its new edition this week, celebrating the multifarious strands that have come together to create a sense of excitement and change for the coming months. Working off the theme of “Unrealism,” this seventh issue takes to task nothing less than the way we live in the world to today, constantly bombarded by a stream of changing images, pulling bits and pieces, like magpies, to construct our unified selves. ODDA gives us plenty to work with, starting with the dual covers, one featuring Stephanie Hall in a vibrant Prada coat photographed by Philip Meech, and the other a hazy Garrett Neff in a hazy multiple-exposure Polaroid by Jeremy Kost, whose provocative new book Fractured is also previewed within. The various visions keep on coming, from a dreamy look at Eden and an Alaïa special at the barre to an insightful Hussein Chalayan retrospective and an interview with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, with beauty, hair, and even fragrance in between. The issue ends with a look ahead at Spring 2015, a reminder that, even in the swirl of the new, there is always something even newer.

ODDA 7 menswear cover copia

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Garrett Neff by Jeremy Kost (Jed Root), styling by Matthew Marden (De Facto)

ODDA 7 womenswear cover copia

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Stephanie Hall by Philip Meech, styling by Hope von Joel

Anni Jurgenson, Aurelien Muller by An Le, styling by Matt Bidgoli

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Alexander Ferrario by Sy Delorme, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim, set by Kaduri Elyashar

Lida Fox by Alice Rosati, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim & set by Kaduri Elyashar


Dolce & Gabbana

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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.”

Ben Allen by Bryan Huynh, styling by Tomas C. Toth

Maggie Jablonski by Michael Beauplet, styling by Matt Bidgoli

Katerina by Hironobu Sato, styling by Ikuko Tanizaki

Vika Falileeva by Sy Delorme, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim

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

Backstage at Kris Van Assche by Sara Cimino

Vika Falileeva by Sy Delorme, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim

Ton Heukels by Sonia Pueche, styling by David Martin

Lida Judickaite by Robert Jaso, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim

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

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First Look: ODDA

October 18th, 2013 |Posted by models.com

Since its launch just over a year ago, ODDA Magazine has continued to deliver fresh, avant-garde fashions for both men and women, and as we expected, the latest issue delivers just that and more. ODDA offers two covers for issue number 5 featuring Polish beauty Magdalena Jasek in Margiela and handsome Tyler Maher in Prada. The always-unpredictable content ranges from innovative and edgy to playful and quirky. Interviews with designers, from the iconic Yohji Yamamoto to the inimitable Christian Lacroix to current creatives Kris Van Assche, Thom Browne and Gaia Trussardi give the magazine that extra jolt of fashion. Sneak a peek at our favorite stories below. ODDA goes worldwide on October 28th— certainly an issue that can’t be missed.

Text by Victoria Perillo



Tyler Maher by Juan Martin, styled by David Martin


Magdalena Jasek by Piotr Porebsky, styled by Marek Adamski

Guerrino Santulliana and Justin Sterling by Emmanuel Giraud, styling by Simon Pylyser


Aiden Andrews and Ben Allen by Aline & Jacqueline Tappia, styling by Alba Melendo

Interview with Dalianah Arekion


Sylvia Van der Klooster by Zeb Daemen, styled by Yasmina Benabdelkrim


Frederik Ruegger by Jason Mickle, styled by Raul Guerrero


Louis Steyaert by Juan Martin, styled by David Martin


Lukas Katinas and Chris Bunn by Omar Macchiavelli, styled by Marco Manni

Ali Stephens by Arnaldo Anaya Lucca (De Facto), styled by Marcus Teo (De Facto)


Matt Trethe and Marine Hein by Juan Martin, styled by David Martin

Rose Smith and Noam Frost by An Le, styling by Julien Alleyne

Yulia Kharlapanova by Shirley Yu, styling by Yasmina Benabdelkrim

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