Crash marks its 20 years with Angela, Kim and Jamie covers

Crash Magazine releases its fall 2018 issue celebrating its 20 year anniversary. What better way to mark double decades than with ladies of lore Angela Lindvall, Kim Peers and Jamie Bochert all fronting the 85-issues-deep magazine. “Women unite!” is right! and best to do it in Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci and Dior. Exclusively preview the 3 covers below:

Covers courtesy of Crash Magazine

Angela Lindvall by Hugo Comte | Stylist Armelle Leturcq | Makeup Anna Sadamori | Hair Asami Maeda

Kim Peers by Valentin B Giacobetti | Stylist Andrej Skok | Makeup by Daniel Kolaric | Hair Chiao Chenet

Jamie Bochert by Rory van Millingen | Stylist Andrej Skok | Makeup & Hair by Daniel Kolaric

The Last Magazine Goes Hollywood

Photographer – Lachlan Bailey | Stylist – George Cortina

Fresh off a celebratory fashion week party, The Last Magazine explores new terrain bringing on the stars of Hollywood into their biannual cover fold. After 10 years, editors in chief Magnus Berger and Tenzin Wild roll out four covers featuring actor and first male cover subject, Ashton Sanders, stormy-haired crooner, Billie Eilish, Ready Player One star, Olivia Cooke, and model of the moment, Adut Akech reflecting their focus on more than just what’s in your closet. Don’t fret though, there’s enough lewqs to go around with Nicholas Alan Cope shot images featuring Veronika Vilim in columnar creations from Calvin and Moncler or Crazy Rich Asians actress or Sonoya Mizuno in the sleekest looks from Saint Laurent and Tom Ford. A differnt kind of beauty brings dreamy images shot by Kristen-Lee Moolmin and Dario Catellani featuring intricately woven hair by Jawara and watercolor makeup by Fara Homidi on Paloma Elsesser. Sometimes the best of both world is just what you need.

Photgrapher – Joss McKinley | Stylist – Jasmine Hassett

Photographer – Dan Martensen | Stylist – Zara Zachrisson

Photographer – Annemarieke Van Drimmelen | Stylist – Katelyn Gray

Photgrapher – Joss McKinley | Stylist – Jasmine Hassett

Photographer – Annemarieke Van Drimmelen | Stylist – Katelyn Gray

Photographer – Lachlan Bailey | Stylist – George Cortina

Left: Photographer – Kristen-Lee Moolman, Stylist – Ib Kamara, Hair – Jawara | Right: Photographer – Dario Catellani, Styling – Vittoria Cerciello, Makeup – Fara Homidi

Photographer – Nicholas Alan Cope | Stylist – Victoria Bartlett

All that’s in Novembre Magazine issue 13, or lots of it at least

Novembre Magazine‘s latest has landed, Florence Tetier and Jeanne-Salomé Rochat top the masthead, Tetier is also contributing editor of newly launched Dazed Beauty. This is not your average piece of print, it’s out there at times. Super beauty based, maquillage multiple ways, bare bodies or full-on fashion. Contributors are all kinds, but lots of Nicolas Coulomb, Georgia Pendlebury. Francesca Cefis, Tati Cotliar. Also, Paz de la Huerta is on the cover. The whole thing is a ride you didn’t know you needed to take. So here’s a preview to test drive it around the block.

Images courtesy of Novembre Magazine

With Humberto Leon’s directorial debut, Kenzo presents “The Everything”

One half of Kenzo design duo, Humberto Leon embarks on new territory as he takes up the director’s chair for the latest campaign film for fall/winter 2018. His directorial debut and part of Kenzo’s continued exploration of dynamic media, “The Everything” stars sc-fi queen and ultimate legend, Milla Jovovich, Insecure actors Jay Ellis and Regina Hall, and up and comers Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Sasha Frolova all featured in pieces from the KENZO fall/winter 2018 and KENZO La Collection Memento Nº3 collections. The nucelar familial structure gets turned on its head with this light-hearted drama about a family with special powers and a rare appearance in front of the camera by Spike Jonze.

Entrusted by Carol Lim & Humberto Leon to aid in strategy, casting, and all around creative is the man behind Black Frame and Framework, Brian Phillips, the innovate leader that merges art with fashion seamlessly. We spoke with Phillips on Framework’s involvement bringing the project together, working with Ethan James Green on movie poster campaign images, and why Kenzo’s is always on the forefront of casting talent, both established and on the brink of stardom.

How important is visual storytelling for an advertisement today? Do you think brands need to partake in more interactive communication channels to really engage consumers in this digital-heavy market?
Yes. The cornerstone of the work we do at Framework is story. Brands have an obligation to compel their audience and customers with something more than a well-crafted fashion picture. The best way to differentiate a brand is to tell a story that no one else is telling, your own unique story. We help brands evoke their own personality and create community through content that is connected to the core values of the brand, although not always the obvious ones.

Black Frame, and by extension Framework, has always blurred the lines between fashion and art as a collective. Why was your interest in this specific direction for your company and how has art framed your understanding of the fashion community and vice versa?
One of the greatest experiences of my career was working with the artist Francesco Vezzoli on producing a performance at the Guggenheim starring Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Elaine Stritch and Dianne Wiest based on a Luigi Pirandello play which is translated to English as “Right You Are if You Think You Are.” We turned the Guggenheim for a night into a fishbowl for essentially a table reading with the most famous actors in the world. It was a blazing critical failure, but it was spectacular. Francesco taught me volumes about how art influences our present, past and future and how essential it is to know as much about it as we possibly can.

With your work with Framework, describe the process of developing a concept/creative direction for a new campaign with brands like Kenzo? The emphasis on cinema seems to be a recurring theme – what is it about the magic of Hollywood and the moving image that matches so soundly with Kenzo?
Film is the most memorable and impactful form of creative communication of the last century. Ask anyone about their favorite films and there is a passionate response. Perhaps only music can compete in this respect. Yet, fashion brands have traditionally steered clear of film, probably because it’s expensive and incredibly time-consuming. We developed the film platform for Kenzo because it gave the brand a unique platform to connect with people and to make stories that weave the clothes into a narrative. So few brands do it and we wanted to take risks and really go there with incredible filmmakers and give them carte blanche. And we’ve fully done it, 6 short films later Kenzo is one of the very few brands with credibility in this space.

How was it working on such a monumental first with Humberto Leon’s directorial debut? Is it a coincidence we have two X-Men and Resident Evil queen, Milla Jovovich included in a story about “teenagers with unusual powers?”
Humberto wowed everyone. He wrote such a great story and was phenomenally passionate and curious in making this film. We are all in awe. Of course, we have all loved Milla for years and when we were casting, she just felt completely right. She’s superhumanly beautiful, iconic and it’s just the right moment to appreciate her and see her everywhere. The Fifth Element…Zoolander…Resident Evil…she can do anything!

Without giving away too much, take us behind the story for this season’s campaign.
I feel it’s a very personal story to Humberto of exceptional love, acceptance, camaraderie, and humor. It’s a very universal, albeit unique story and it is so well acted by the cast.

Describe working with photographer Ethan James Green and how did you come to the decision to collaborate with him this season?
We’ve worked with Ethan several times and his mastery of photography and capturing people in revealing, searingly personal ways just keeps getting stronger. Whether he’s working in black & white or color, you can really tell “oh that’s an Ethan picture.” It’s the attitude and the composition. I think Ethan had fun with this campaign because the actors could really embrace superhuman poses and that rarely makes as much sense as it did here.

When it comes to casting this season, what was the strategy behind including known and lesser-known faces?
For us at Framework, casting is so much fun and also so hard. We talk about a million names, but we always want to bring freshness and introduce new faces. We also want to throw some curveballs that people will get a kick out of. In this film, you have bright new stars like Alexandra Shipp and Ekaterina Samsonov, and then a comedic icon like Regina Hall, who you wouldn’t expect in a film like this, but yet feels so right for it.

Be sure to check out the film that launches September 7th, right in time for fashion week!

POP drops heaps of covers, 10, to pick and choose

It took a couple of days, but eventually Pop dropped each and every one of its ten covers over Instagram. Ten because, well, brands can’t get enough of the stuff. Pop says, “Mo’ POP covers because we like to keep the newsstands ALIVE!” Seventy percent is Bella and Binx for issue 39. Each brings something signature to the table, like Juergen who continues to set the sterling example of not making it a big deal, praise, doing so here with Binx Walton. Thrice blessed are we with a mint condition Bella Hadid by stylist-turned-photographer Stevie Dance and one by Charlotte Wales, or a colorful, Grapus-vibes beauty look on Cara Taylor speaks La Beauté Est Dans La Rue. Other combinations are Talia Chetrit and Binx Walton, Charlotte Wales and Binx Walton, Sean and Seng and Christine Willis, Mark Peckmezian and Kris Grikaite. At least one has got to bring you closer to balancing with your aesthetic chakras! Explore below.

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Bella Hadid by Stevie Dance

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Bella Hadid by Charlotte Wales

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Christine Willis by Sean and Seng

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Binx Walton by Charlotte Wales

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Binx Walton by Talia Chetrit

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Binx Walton by Juergen Teller

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Cara Taylor by Oliver Hadlee Pearch

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Kris Grikaite by Mark Peckmezian