First Look: One of a Kind in The Greatest

Italian menswear magazine The Greatest Magazine offers a celebration of the individual for Spring in a new issue full of one-of-a-kind faces. Sol Goss takes the cover in Alessandro Furchino Capria‘s feature styled by Matteo Greco, sharing the inside pages with fellow Brit Willow Barrett. Wai Lin Tse captures Charlie Ayres Taylor in oversized proportions by Ruth Higginbotham, while Thomas Cooksey and Paul Maximilian Schlosser play around with bowling pins, a motorcycle, a ping pong table, and a horse. Christophe Meimoon and Benoit Martinengo riff on checks and stripes in their elegant studio story, and the icon and iconoclast Dries Van Noten—who just celebrated his hundredth show in Paris—sits down for a chat.

Take an exclusive first look at the new issue, available now, below.

Sol Goss | Photographer – Alessandro Furchino Capria (New York: 2DM MANAGEMENT, Milan: 2DM MANAGEMENT) | Stylist – Matteo Greco

Lucas Borny at Premium Models (Paris) and Sam Worthen | Photographer – Christophe Meimoon | Stylist – Benoit Martinengo

Federico Spinas, Alpha Dia, and Frederik Kaltoft | Photographer – Massimo Pamparana | Stylist – Matteo Greco

Nick Hadad and Alexiey Barbaro | Photographer – Thomas Goldblum | Stylist – Giovanni Dario Laudicina

King and Arnaud | Photographer – Thomas Cooksey | Stylist – Paul Maximilian Schlosser

Leo Mollet | Photographer – Benjamin Vnuk (New York: Jed Root, Stockholm: LUNDLUND) | Stylist – Gaelle Bon (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN)

Sol Goss and Willow Barrett | Photographer – Alessandro Furchino Capria (New York: 2DM MANAGEMENT, Milan: 2DM MANAGEMENT) | Stylist – Matteo Greco

Pavel Koziy at City Models (Paris) and Georgia Howorth | Photographer – Francesco Brigida | Stylist – Rogelio F. Burgos

Charlie Ayres Taylor | Photographer – Wai Lin Tse (Bird Production) | Stylist – Ruth Higginbotham

Brodie Weir at Models 1 (London) | Photographer – Olgaç Bozalp | Stylist – Jérôme André (Bird Production)

THE GREATEST FASHION FILM #12 from The Greatest Magazine on Vimeo.

Timur Muharemovic and Eduarda Reis at The Lab Models (Milan) | Director – Jonathan Emma | Stylist – Matteo Greco

Until the End of the World

Txema Yeste lends his elaborate eye for the latest Numéro. Titled “Jusqu’au bout du monde” the visuals conceivably draw from the road film of the same name, “Until the End of the World”. A striking and beautiful Jing Wen, styled by Bernat Buscato, stars as the editorial’s heroine and subject of Txeme’s dreamy and vivid plot. Preview the editorial below and see the entire story in Numéro.

Jing Wen by Txema Yeste | Stylist Bernat Buscato | Hair Stylist Jordi Fontanals | Makeup Artist William Bartel (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList) | Set Design Christina Ramos

Belle de Jour

As anticipation for warmer weather buds from what was quite a merciful winter season, the first notes of springtime ring courtesy of Love Want Magazine. Issue 12 fronts beaut Karlie Kloss with her signature foxish gaze, one of many wonders captured by Bec Parsons: Hannah Bennett, Lily Nova, and the twin sister singing sensation Say Lou Lou all rock out stunning fashion cues by stylists Jessica dos Remedios, Heathermary Jackson, and Meg Gray. Also, contributors Stevie Dance and Nagi Sakai reveal moments of intimacy with industry risers Lameka Fox and Isabella Emmack. What more could you (love)want?

See the exclusive preview of LoveWant 12 on newsstands now.

Text by Derrick Gaitér

Photographer – Bec Parsons | Stylist – Jessica dos Remedios (Chris Boals Artists CBA) | Makeup Sam Addington (Kramer + Kramer) | Model – Karlie Kloss

Photographer – Stevie Dance (Home Agency) | Stylist – Amanda Pham | Model – Lameka Fox

Photographer – Bec Parsons | Stylist – Heathermary Jackson (New York: FRANK REPS NY, Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA) | Makeup Sam Addington (Kramer + Kramer) | Model – Hannah Bennett

Photographer – Nagi Sakai (De Facto) | Stylist – Catherine Newell-Hanson (Home Agency) | Model – Isabella Emmack

Photographer – Derek Henderson | Stylist – Alex Robertson-Dunlop | Model – Lily Hutchinson

Photographer – Bec Parsons | Stylist – Meg Gray | Miranda + Elktra of Say Lou Lou (Milan: Next Milan, Miami: Next Miami, London: Next London, Los Angeles: Next LA, New York: Next NY, Paris: Next Paris)

The Kids Aren’t Alright

HEROINE Magazine harbors fashion’s “Dangerous Youth” in its latest issue. To adequately buck the state of affairs, the magazine calls on uncompromising image-makers and stylists like Ari Marcopoulos, Emma Summerton, Fabien Kruszelnicki, Gro Curtis, Ai Kamoshita and Alison Marie Isbell to take the topic of up-and-coming fashion rebels and run. Run they did–inside: profiles on LRS, Alyx and Vejas, plus a huge interview with Proenza Schouler; 6 Parsons Design and Society MFA graduates proifiled; a 32 page zine from Ari Marcopoulos and more. Preview the magazine below!

By Ari Marcopoulos

By Sam Nixon | Stylist Alison Marie Isbell

By Anna Victoria Best | Stylist Katelyn Gray

By Daisy Walker | Stylist Steve Morriss

By Emma Summerton (Camilla Lowther Management) | Stylist Gro Curtis

By Paolo Zerbini (Milan: Atomo Management, Paris: Atomo Management) | Stylist Patricia Villirillo

By Fabien Kruszelnicki (Katy Barker) | Stylist Steve Morriss

By Laura Jane | Stylist Gro Curtis

By Sam Rock | Stylist Alison Marie Isbell

By Steph Wilson | Stylist Ai Kamoshita

By Fabien Kruszelnicki (Katy Barker) | Stylist Zarina Humayun

VMAN and Bruce Weber’s New Faces

Jake Lahrman

Rare is the magazine cover now that features a model, but if this month is anything to go by, we may be seeing a resurgence of the trend. Vogue offered up a septet of famous faces on its celebrated March cover, and V Man goes all in for Spring, with four different covers promising “Bruce Weber’s Absolute Beginners,” four new male models—Carson Aldridge, Jacob Hankin, Jules Horn, and Jake Lahrman—who are no less commanding for being relative unknowns. “[VMAN editor-in-chief Stephen Gan] and I were talking about this idea of photographing models again versus personalities, and I was kind of sad that people don’t do more models,” Weber explains of the genesis of this feature, which also includes 11 other models inside. “Models work hard and they love the experience, so it came from a very simple thing.”

Weber speaks of some of the differences between shooting models and personalities—he admits that he prefers shooting models, and older ones at that—but it is obvious that in today’s age of social media, the lines between the two are increasingly blurred, something that is no surprise to Weber, who has always emphasized the unique personalities of his subjects over his decades-long career. “They’re not just selling clothes,” he explains of models today. “I think they’re putting their own life into the pictures, and most photographers are using a little bit of that in their photographs.” He points as an example at Lahrman, whom he first shot with his brothers last year in a feature incorporating some of the siblings’ own song lyrics. “He’s an artist and a really beautiful writer and a real sweetheart,” Weber says. “All these guys are really nice, the kind of guys you’d like to have a beer with and actually know for a while. They remind me a lot of the guys who used to model when I first started, guys that I still know today and still photograph. I’m hoping that I know a lot of these guys for that long.”

Similarly, each of the stars of this feature is listed alongside his outside occupation, from high school student and hockey player to TV producer and nuclear mechanic. “When the magazine got the list of what they do, they called up my archives and asked, ‘Do these people really do some of these things?’ But it’s true,” he laughs. “I don’t really think about a girl or a guy as a model so much as a subject for photography. I think that word ‘model’ is so overused and has so many bad connotations, so I don’t want to make them seem like they’re not an individual, because they are.”

And individuals though they are, they all share one thing—which they also have in common with the scores of other models whose careers Weber has launched: “that desire, like a great athlete, just to want to make it great.” More than his keen eye, it is perhaps precisely because Weber can see the personality within that has led to his impressive track record over his time in the industry. “They want to be there on top, not on top of their career so much, but they want to have photographs that they can look back on and be really proud that they got to do them and express themselves,” he explains. “I’m one of the few guys who photograph a lot of older people that they photographed years before and I think sometimes some of the best pictures I’ve taken of the men and women I’ve photographed are the ones that I took 20 years after I met them.”

Take an exclusive first look at Weber’s covers and feature, out March 2, below and preorder your copy at

Photography – Bruce Weber | Styling – Paul Cavaco (Jed Root)

Jules Horn

Carson Aldridge

Jacob Hankin

Filip Hrivnak

Ryan Barrera-Law

Mark Brent