The international Vogue family gets a bit larger this week, as Vogue Netherlands Man makes its début, joining Vogue Hommes International and L’Uomo Vogue on the European menswear scene and marking a rising Dutch power. Dutchman Bram Valbracht takes the cover in custom Ronald van der Kemp demi couture, inspired by the iconic Seventies actor Rutger Hauer in a meeting of the nation’s growing might in both fashion and modeling. The rest of the issue presents the best of the Low Countries, with all the models coming from either the Netherlands or Belgium.
Valbracht is joined by Sven de Vries, Daan van der Deen, Erik van Gils, Danny Boom, and Simon Paul in a collections story shot by Philippe Vogelenzang and styled by Jos van Heel against the backdrop of the Bijlmer, a bustlingly multicultural neighborhood in Amsterdam. Elsewhere, Marc de Groot and Marije Goekoop dress down the tuxedo on Gustaaf Wassink, and Nicolas Scheltens and Johannes Spaasoffer a new take on suiting for Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumms and van Heel. Anton Corbijn talks his new film Life with rising American star Dane Dehaan (whose surname is Dutch for rooster) and iconoclastic Belgian theater director Ivo van Hove discusses his work with David Bowie, showcasing all the facets of this powerhouse country that punches way above its size. Take a first look at the première issue, out this week, below.