Both Sides Now

The crowd milling about after any fashion show can be separated into two groups—those who walked and those who watched. Most models, no matter how many fashion weeks they’ve done, will tell you that they’ve never actually seen a runway show, but V Man is here to fix that, with a new video that puts British model Patrick O’Donnell in the editor’s seat during the Milan Fall 2017 shows. Dressed in an appropriately varied selection of designer looks, O’Donnell sits front row, hits up the best parties, and heads backstage for quick chats with Donatella Versace, Jeremy Scott, and Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared2 on a packed trip to the Italian city.

Check out the video below and read more at VMan.

Freedom in Intersectionality

Eight fresh, but familiar, covers arrive in the form of METAL Magazine 37th issue. Just having celebrated ten years in independent magazine publishing, the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of the transatlantic biannual not-so-subtly references some of the most memorable images in fashion history like Alexander McQueen for “The Face” or Leonardo DiCaprio clutching oversized lips. Here, those and more, are revisited in a modern lens by up-and-coming image makers to make an unmissable statement on image consumption in the new world. In addition, topics on Gucci‘s Alessandro Michele and Vetements highlight how far western society has come in accepting the diverse personality types and far from norm looks. Interviews with photographer Oliviero Toscani of Benetton ad fame, former The Face creative directors, Lee Swillingham & Stuart Spalding, artist Gavin Turk. and ​designer Glenn Martens ​from Y/Project round up a stellar roll out focused on reinvention in all its forms .

See the exclusive preview of Metal 37 below and pick it up on newsstand today!

Text by Derrick Gaitér

Photographer – Alice Rosati | Art Director – Domino | Stylist – Rogelio F. Burgos | Hair – Christos Vourlis | Makeup – Yvane Rocher | Models – Palina Zavi, Domino, Martin L, Sami Y, Paul Manniez, Nastya Skaia, Jeremie Trojman, Assa, Mia Quinn, Zacharie V, Nassim G, Nicolas Boeuf, Theo Spitz, Jason, Linda Novotna, Paul B, Remi Laforet, Serena M., Ilana Davies, Harold Vente, Asger Wollmer

Photographer – Piczo (We Folk) | Stylist – Tess Yopp | Hair – Yuko Setoyama | Make up: Athena | Model – Jordan

Photographer – Steph Wilson | Styling – Peghah Maleknejad (Saint Luke Artist Management) | Hair –Yusuke Morioka | Make up – Lauren Reynolds | Models – Evangeline, Chen (Storm)

Photographer – Mehdi Lacoste | Stylist – Jeanie Annan-Lewin | Hair – Johnnie Biles | Makeup – Gina Blondell | Models –  Kiki, Romee, Karin, Mathilde, Yvonne, Emily Viviane

Covers— Lindsey Wixson by Gabriela Celeste; styling by Lisa Jarvis | Yuri Pleskun by Steph Wilson; styling by Peghah Maleknejad (Saint Luke Artist Management); make up by Rebecca Wordingham (Saint Luke Artist Management) | Sarah Abney by Anna Alek; styling by Marcela Jacobina; hair: Shinya Nakagawa (ArtList); make up: Allie Smith | Joana Preiss by Noel Quintela; styling by Audrey Taillee (Milan: Atomo Management, Paris: Atomo Management); hair by Asami Maeda; make up by Hugo Villard | Paul Boche by Jana Gerberding; styling by Mine Uludag; grooming by Patrick Glatthaar; set designing by Studio Leonardo Papini | Photography by Ben Lamberty (De Facto); styling by Romina Herrera Malatesta (See Management); hair by Jerome Cultrera (See Management); make up by Deanna Melluso (The Wall Group) | Vincent Beier by Emmie America; styling by Caroline Harbro (Scoop Artists); hair by Line Bille (Scoop Artists); make up by Gitte Guldhammer (New York: BRIDGE Artists, København: Scoop Artists) | Marina Perez by Biel Capllonch; hair and make up by Sonia Pena.

Persons of Interest

Inside its 3rd issue the newly established DRY Magazine features photographer Jeff Bark‘s LA casting editorial featuring 50 out-of-the-ordinary individuals who have something to say. A medley of familiar faces like Staz Lindes join ranks with persons of interest and to-be discovered muses in their own right. See the circle of inhabitant who make Los Angeles greater than the sum of its parts.

Images courtesy of Jeff Bark

Document Turns Five

Document Journal celebrates turning five with seven thoughtful covers. Can printed matter become self-aware? Yes and no. By no. 10 the magazine has taken on a respected life of its own. Not without founder and editor-in-chief Nick Vogelson, who charged the task of introspection through the lens of the world around for the birthday milestone. For this students of the visual world contribute their expertise. Expert is just how to describe its cover-story image-makers: fashion editors Joe McKenna, Olivier Rizzo, and fashion director Sarah M Richardson, and photographers Inez and Vinoodh, Willy Vanderperre , Mario Sorrenti, Colin Dodgson, Richard Bush and Terry Richardson. See all seven works below:

Luna Bijl by Mario Sorrenti (Art Partner) | Stylist Sarah M Richardson | Hair Recine (The Wall Group) | Make up Frank B (New York: The Wall Group, Brooklyn: Print & Contact)

Julia Nobis by Willy Vanderperre (Art + Commerce) | Stylist Olivier Rizzo | Hair Jimmy Paul | Make up Hannah Murray (Art + Commerce)

Alpha Dia by Willy Vanderperre (Art + Commerce) | Stylist Olivier Rizzo | Hair Jimmy Paul | Make up Hannah Murray (Art + Commerce)

Tessa Bruinsma by Colin Dodgson (Art Partner) | Stylist Joe McKenna (Art Partner) | Hair Paul Hanlon (London: Julian Watson Agency London, New York: Julian Watson Agency NY) | Make up Lauren Parsons (Art Partner)

Adwoa Aboah by Inez and Vinoodh | Stylist David Vandewal (Art + Commerce) | Hair Didier Malige (Art Partner) | Make up Peter Philips (Art + Commerce)

Freja Beha Erichsen by Richard Bush | Stylist Sarah M Richardson | Hair Neil Moodie (Bryant Artists) | Make up Mathias van Hooff (Management + Artists) |

Kiki Willems by Terry Richardson (Art Partner) | Stylist Sarah M Richardson | Hair James Pecis (Bryant Artists) | Make up Frank B (New York: The Wall Group, Brooklyn: Print & Contact)

First Look: Scandinavia SSAW

Always pristine. Always poetic. Scandinavia SSAW Magazine finds inspiration from the natural world for its 11th issue, “Realness”. The publication’s signature–fresh, honest and reverential visuals–are abundant. As are new and old contributors. Boo George, Maciek Kobielski, Marcus Ohlsson, Benny Horne, Philip Messmann and more take pause to give idyllic portrayals of extraordinary beauties like Vivien Solari, Vanessa Axente, Lou Schoof, Hedvig Palm and Harleth Kuusik. “Tales About Our Nature” inscribed on the cover hints that this is more about a way of living than it is fashion. Take an exclusive first look below:

Vivien Solari by Marcus Ohlsson (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management, Stockholm: LUNDLUND) | Stylist Aurelia Donaldson (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management)

Harleth Kuusik by Philip Messmann (Cameralink) | Stylist Emelie Johansson (Paris: Bird Production, Stockholm: Linkdetails)

Hedvig Palm by Benjamin Vnuk (Stockholm: LUNDLUND, New York: Jed Root) | Stylist Oscar Lange

Lou Schoof by Boo George (London: Streeters London, Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York) | Stylist Oscar Lange

Vanessa Axente by Benny Horne | Stylist Margherita Moro

By Maciek Kobielski (Creative and Partners)