Sunday, January 31, 2010
European clothing brand Baldessarini signs the stunning Baptiste Giabiconi as their new Spring Summer 2010 face, working it in both Baldessarini Black and Baldessarini Jeans campaigns. The beautiful back and white photos were photographed by Mauro Taliani.
The promotion for the upcoming issue of Love magazine continues. In fact, this slow release of teaser covers sits so differently from the standard marketing of most magazines one could easily be forgiven for forgetting that it is Conde Nast who are behind Love. This time it is model Natalia Vodianova that features amongst the title's (successful) marketing endeavours.
With an unexpected turn, Valentino looks to funny boy Cole Mohr to front their spring 2010 campaign, which was photographed by the amazing Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Sexy Russian model Vladimir Ivanov is the face of the new Zegna Sport Spring/Summer 2010 ad campaign. The environment-friendly EcoTech collection is made from 100% regenerated fabrics, and Vladimir is made of 100% Russian perfection!
The latest issue of VMAN hits newsstands tomorrow and stylist Nicola Formichetti lets his imagination do the directing for his latest editorial with Hedi Slimane. Styling Major’s River Viiperi and Colter Johnson, Formichetti relies on practical pieces for makeshift ensembles that resemble heroes and rock idols alike.
Eighteen year old actor/singer/model Dàvi Alvarado is currently in L.A. shooting the new movie Burlesque with Cher & Christina Aguilera. Here he is in a new shoot by Rick Day.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Sean O’Pry looks amazing as always in the new Calvin Klein Jeans Spring/Summer 2010 ads shot by Sebastian Kim. Fabien Baron sizzles in the jewelry ad. Calvin Always seems to pick beautiful men!
I love these images by photographer Paul De Luna who shot the my favorite model Baptiste Giabiconi for this editorial in the latest issue of menswear magazine GEIL.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Since the time of Louis XIV, artists of every genre, from every corner of the earth, whether big, small, established, or emerging, have come to Paris to make it their stage. The first day of men’s collections here drew on that very energy that makes the city so perennially exciting.
At Louis Vuitton construction was king. Menswear director Paul Helbers inserted black leather panels into the shoulders and torsos of his sharply tailored suits. A pea coat got the same treatment. Textures and colors were mixed (like the tweed shoulders on a black blazer) and matched (like the Donegal duffle over a Donegal suit). High top clog boots added a bit of whimsy to the precision and luxury on display.
Korean designer Juun J’s runway show took the season’s black and grey trend but applied it to coats, suits, and shoes that had been doubled-up by joining the layers with chunky gold and silver zippers. The suits’ double lapels were piped with zippers, as were the expandable cargo pockets. Juun J has always played with proportion but with this latest offering the wearer gets to alter the shape on the fly. Outerwear was a stand out, particularly a turquoise snorkel parka, which took a second turn as the show ender when every model came out wearing a golden version for the finale.
The mix master of the day was Dries Van Noten, whose collection was evidently inspired by private schools, both military and preparatory. In a silent room the models sported private school stripes and military-grade Melton wool while carrying little hand speakers from which the show’s soundtrack played. It was kind of like those prep school punks who tear up their expensive blazers and blare music from their cell phones on the subway. On the train it’s annoying, but here it was wonderful.
read more at VMAN
Well done, Riccardo Tisci! The new Givenchy collection presented a new modern take on religion at their Men’s Fall 2010 show in Paris. They had monk sandals, golden crowns of thorn worn as necklaces, and a t-shirt proclaiming Jesus is Lord. And as expected, black ruled.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Out magazine delivers this extreamly hot editorial ever with ‘Isla Bonita’ in the new February 2010 Swimsuit Issue. Models Danny Schwarz and Corey Saucier showcase whats hot and new in the world of swimwear with styling by Grant Woolhead and photography by Greg Lotus.