A Very Purple Preview

The people at Purple Fashion practically wrote the book on cheeky-mannered matter. In that spirit, issue 27 sees a liberated Grace Hartzel photographed amusingly by Sandy Kim, styled by Delphine Danhier on its cover. The accompanying inside editorial is carefree and catchy. Good things can come when don’t take yourself (or fashion) too seriously. If print ever has drawn lines, Purple has probably casually stepped over them. Inside the featured cast is colorful as ever: director Mike Mills, artists Julio Le Parc and Vanessa Beecroft, Rick Owens, a conversation between William Eggleston and Glenn O’Brien, images from Ryan McGinley and John Currin, plus a special edition Purple Book by Carsten Holler. Preview the cover editorial with Grace below before the full issue comes out soon.

Re-Edition’s New Order

“Smash the control images. Smash the control machine,” protests the cover of Re-Edition Magazine. Forever alternatively-driven, the publication’s issue 6 drives its point home tapping those who photograph for the cause (and are regular contributors): A cover by Collier Schorr with Kiki Willems garbed in Vaccarello’s Saint Laurent, one by Juergen Teller riffing with Balenciaga’s Lotta Volkova (and Re-Edition’s fashion editor at large) and a Mark Borthwick Céline special cover, styled by Jo Barker. Inside creative appearances by Harley Weir, Ethan James Green, Colin Dodgson, Johnny Dufort, Brianna Capozzi and more can be expected. Goodies from the inside cover editorials below, out next week!

Kiki Willems by Collier Schorr

Shaun by Juergen Teller (Camilla Lowther Management) |stylist Lotta Volkova (Management + Artists)

Alexandra Marzella and Lily by Mark Borthwick (Print & Contact) | Stylist Jo Barker

Sign V Across My Heart

Sometimes love needs to be spelled out and V Magazine starts the year with a more permanent stamp of affection…or is it? Mario Testino marks the spot for the tome’s 105th Spring Preview issue that morphs Joan Smalls, Amber Valletta, Carolyn Murphy, Lara Stone, Readers’ Choice Model of The Year, Kendall Jenner, and Top Newcomer, Ellen Rosa into stone-cold heartbreakers with the ink to match. Paul Cavaco returns for another cover issue donning the hard-edge beauties in delicate looks from Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, and Gucci. Jenai Chin is the needled wonder behind the tattooed, albeit temporary, designs and offers a strong assist to beauty team Christiaan, Yadim, and Gina Viviano that provide the final love tap.

See a preview of the covers below before it hits newsstands January 12th.

Photographer – Mario Testino (Art Partner)
Stylist – Paul Cavaco (Jed Root)
Hair – Christiaan | Makeup – Yadim (Art Partner)
Manicurist – Gina Viviano | Body Artist – Jenai Chin
Set Designer – Andrea Stanley (New York: Streeters New York, London: Streeters London)
Models – Joan Smalls, Amber Valletta, Carolyn Murphy, Lara Stone, Kendall Jenner, Ellen Rosa, and Paul Lemaire







New Year’s New Faces

Is casting envy a thing? Leave it to photographers Luigi & Iango and casting director Piergiorgio Del Moro to forecast the best and brightest of the new year in their three-part foldout cover for Vogue Japan. Fifteen faces from YSL’s darling Agnes Akerlund, rising Ellen Rosa, breakouts Selena Forrest and Odette Pavlova to girls already secure at the top of their class like Vittoria Ceretti, Marjan Jonkman and Imaan Hammam. We’re sure these are the girls graduating this year with honors. Is the 2017 going to be the year of the model? We’re hoping this is a sign.

Agnes Akerlund, Birgit Kos, Camille Hurel, Ellen Rosa, Faretta, Imaan Hammam, Jessie Bloemendaal, Marjan Jonkman, Odette Pavlova, Ruth Bell, Selena Forrest, Stella Maxwell, Vittoria Ceretti, Yasmin Wijnaldum and Yoon Young Bae by Luigi & Iango( Streeters) | Stylist Anna Dello Russo | Makeup Georgi Sandev (Streeters New York) | Casting Piergiorgio Del Moro (Exposure NY)

Dawn of A New Eros

For the Resort 2017 collections, there are no limits placed on feminine style: every bit of ‘borrowing from the boys’ to hyper-femme fatale says that freedom is the new sexy. An embrace of print and patterns reinvigorates the industry’s spirit as actress Jessica Chastain steals the spotlight with a dark, urban skyline as her theatre for Prada; party girl Kiki Willems turns up for Marc Jacobs in a Polaroid-inspired vision; sporting Céline‘s take on Neapolitan tailoring, Lena Hardt is the true bespoke woman. Finally the Miu Miu girls are all 90s vibes meets French know-how as seen on Birgit Kos, Faretta, Cecilia Chancellor, and Dree Hemingway.

Check out a few of our favorite advertising campaigns from this season’s lauded labels below.

Text by Derrick Gaitér

Photographer – Willy Vanderperre (Art + Commerce) | Stylist – Olivier Rizzo | Models – Jessica Chastain, Dane Dehaan

marc-jacobs-resort-2017Photographer – Theo Wenner (Art Partner) | Stylist – Haley Wollens (Camilla Lowther Management) | Models – Lili Sumner, Kiki Willems, Veronika Vilim

celine-resort-2017-001Photographer – Talia Chetrit (rep) | Stylist – Jodie Barnes (rep) | Models – Laura Morgan, Lena Hardt

miu-miu-resort-2017-001Photographer – Alasdair McLellan (Art Partner) | Stylist – Katie Grand (Camilla Lowther Management) | Models – Birgit Kos, Cecilia Chancellor, Dree Hemingway, Faretta