British menswear magazine CLIENT Magazine has always been known for its elegance and subtlety, from the crisp black-and-white photography to the clean-lined design, so it’s no surprise that they would celebrate their fifth anniversary without undue fanfare. Instead of an advertisement for themselves, the latest issue keeps the spotlight, as always, on the models within, starting with cover boys Mats Van Snippenberg and Erik van Gils, who help lead off the NEXT Model Army, a feature of many of the agency’s notable faces, from Kit Butler and Paul-Alexandre Haubtmann to Carl Axelsson and Lucky Blue Smith, all of them shot over the course of a day by Ian Cole in the London offices. “Ian was great,” says Smith of the experience. “He let me make silly faces, so that made it super fun.”
The rest of the issue is an appropriate celebration of what the magazine sees as “unconventional British menswear.” Rebecca Naen and Daisy Deane take on outerwear in film strips, while Daniel Fraser and Dee Moran offer an unconventional look at print-heavy streetwear. Rokas Darulis and Kevin Kim capture Simon Fitskie in the season’s surprising textures, and Matthew Bell stars in a knitwear feature on a windswept beach photographed by Rodrigo Carmuega and styled by Cristina Planelles. Take an exclusive first look at the issue below.
Paul Barge by Marie Elodie Fallourd, styled by Nicholas Galletti
Jon Hosking, Nikolai Smith, Timur Simakov, James Kelly, Max Frentz & Carl (full portrait) all at Next Models London by Ian Cole
Joel Mignott at AMCK (left) & James Phillips at Storm (right) by Rebecca Naen, styled by Daisy Deane
Simon Fitskie at Elite London by Rokas Darulis, styled by Kevin Kim
Sami at AMCK (left) & Gil B at PRM by Daniel Fraser, styled by Dee Moran
Matthew Bell at Elite London by Rodrigo Carmuega, styled by Cristina Planelles