Brandon Maxwell Debuts “Ebony”

Home means a lot to designer Brandon Maxwell and he brings one of his muses Riley Montana back to her own home-base for his latest Spring/Summer 2017 campaign. The stunning visuals are set where Montana first laid roots in Detroit, Michigan, and juxtaposes the model in all her glamorous wares against her humble beginnings. Accompanied with a film shot by Jessy Price, the campaign focuses on identity and is an extremely personal look into the evolution of an individual, showing that embracing the real world can be just as chic as the fantasy.

Take a look at the campaign video and visuals below!

Designer & Photographer – Brandon Maxwell
Video – Jessy Price
Hair – Hos Hounkpatin | Makeup – Vincent Oquendo (The Wall Group)
Model – Riley Montana

Balmain’s Perfect Curl

One of the industry’s most beloved brands, Balmain Hair Couture is for a third time championing diverse beauties for Spring/Summer 2017. Inspired by today’s modern women and men, adorned stunners Luz Pavon and Jon Kortajarena are photographed by Jean Baptiste Mondino channeling both power and allure with voluminous hair sculptures crafted by creative director Nabil Harlow. The curlicue’s comeback here derives itself from the late 70s resonating vivid memories of luscious locks from Donyale Luna to Jerry Hall to Donna Summer. Even more, Mayia Alleaume‘s blessed perspective on natural maquillage perfectly highlights the hottest, new statement look for the brand.

Take an exclusive peak at the new campaign below.

Text by Derrick Gaitér

Photographer – Jean Baptiste Mondino (Paris: ICONOCLAST IMAGE, New York: ICONOCLAST IMAGE)
Creative Director / Hair – Nabil Harlow | Makeup – Mayia Alleaume (The Wall Group)
Models – Luz Pavon and Jon Kortajarena
Production – Victoria Pavon

Balmain Hair Perfume shot by
Jean Baptiste Mondino (Paris: ICONOCLAST IMAGE, New York: ICONOCLAST IMAGE)

Balmain Hair Perfume shot by Jean Baptiste Mondino (Paris: ICONOCLAST IMAGE, New York: ICONOCLAST IMAGE)

Balmain Hair Perfume shot by Jean Baptiste Mondino (Paris: ICONOCLAST IMAGE, New York: ICONOCLAST IMAGE)

Balmain Hair Perfume shot by An Le

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