To kick off Mercedes Benz Swim Week last Thursday in Miami, Ford Artists Miami Director Michelle Leo and Ford Stylist Rachael Russell invited industry veterans aboard the Venetian Lady in Fontainebleau Marina for the second annual Miami Beauty Suite. Upon entering, 150 guests were greeted by Ford Artists Xavier Soto, Luis Bertran, Christy Silvia, Ethian Hugo and Eduardo Garcia in the main beauty lounge. Here, the artists showed off their skills using products by Oribe, Tarte Cosmetics and Kinara. Attendees were treated to makeovers and touchups while they sipped on champagne from Voga Wines. When all was said and done, everyone left feeling pampered, refreshed and already looking forward to next year.
Ford Men’s John Hein describes himself as a “fancy boy” in his instagram profile, so it’s no surprise that he adds a little flair to iconic sportswear brand Adidas’ latest campaign. Shot by Josh Olins and styled by Jodie Barnes, John brings his signature smirk to Adidas Originals F/W 2014. If anyone could imbue the athletic brand with a little bit of dandyism, it’s this guy.
Ford Direct’s Alex Knight stuns on the cover (and in the pages) of Ocean Drive’s Swim Guide, published in conjunction with Mercedes Benz Swim Week. Shot by Courtney Rodwell and styled by Nicole Tafur, Alex models activewear in a mix of stark monochromatic tones and bright neons. This is a woman who is physically adroit without sacrificing femininity.
You already knew that Ford Men’s Ethan has spent a lot of time behind the camera recently, but the young talent stepped back in front of the lens in a special exhibition for Rag & Bone’s S/S 2015 collection. Foregoing a traditional runway, the brand hired photographer Andreas Laszio Konrath to create a portrait series that was then displayed at Dia Center in NYC. Shot in simple black-and-white, Ethan’s portrait is the best possible case of artist as work of art.