Giambattista Valli Couture Spring 2012 opened yesterday evening in Paris with Antonia Wesseloh (Ford) presenting the first look, a cream colored suit with ruffled shoulders and sleeves. The couture collection, Valli’s second such, as it turns out was also the first as a fully fledged member of the Paris Fédération Française de la Couture.
Versace opened the Couture Spring 2012 season this morning with Donatella Versace’s first such collection since 2004. Fifteen evening looks were presented at Beaux Arts in Paris by models including amongst others Karmen Pedaru (Ford), Sigrid Agren (Ford), and Kate King (Ford).
One of the perks of being a model is that you have the physique to pull off, well, just about anything. Witness Leomie Anderson’s delightfully off-kilter pairing of an oversize shearling coat, vintage Moschino logo belt, and acid-yellow patent-leather Doc Martens, which the British catwalker carries with ease. For mere mortals, consider incorporating just one of her statement-making pieces into your ensemble. Click through to shop Anderson’s look.
Kenza Fourati (Ford Women) spent her holidays in the deep south—way deep, traveling all the way to Ushuaia, Argentina. Known as the southernmost city in the world, the capital of Tierra del Fuego is the gateway to Patagonia and was the first stop on Fourati’s month-long South American journey. Before her trip, we asked Fourati to document her adventure and send us missives from abroad. Her resulting photo journal, El Diario del Fin del Mundo, captures sea lions sunning in the Beagle Channel and flamingos chilling in Laguna Colorada, not to mention shots of the model sand-boarding in Chile and llama-cuddling in Bolivia. Here, a look at the highlights.
The Paris Menswear Fall 2012 shows are burning brightly and none more so than backstage, where the raw emotion that goes into preparation is laid bare. Photographer Kevin Tachman has been filing regular backstage dispatches for T Magazine and this series from the Mugler show features Adrien Sahores (Ford Men).
The term “eco-friendly” is bandied about these days, but it isn’t always easy to know where to begin when it comes to personal style let alone one’s beauty regimen. Thankfully in hair stylist Michael Angelo (Ford Artists) there is a voice of reason to rise above the cacophony of eco-thises and eco-thats.
Now that the dust has settled on the Milan Menswear Fall 2012 season, a proper account of the week is in order. The big takeaway from the week was that our coverage did not err in hitching itself to the star of Adrien Sahores, who enjoyed the sort of runway ubiquity that is synonymous with Julia Nobis (Ford). The De Fursac Spring 2012 campaign model figured prominently throughout the week by featuring for 12 different designers including the complete presentation for Jonathan Saunders, which was the most appearances of any models Ford Men represents in New York.
Hot on the heels of Terry Richardson’s very sexy (and minorily controversial) ads for Equinox (starring Ford Men’s own Cheyne Oglesby), the ultra-luxe gym chain released a much more pared down – but still undeniably alluring – video of one of their yoga instructors demonstrating her best arm balances…in her underwear. The Thai-Australian yogini, Briohny Smyth, was once a pre-teen pop sensation in Asia, but she’s since traded in hit singles for soothing chants. As far as January’s stockpile of self-betterment inspiration goes, you could do worse than following Smyth’s uplifting lead.
Matthew Terry (Ford Men) debuted yesterday as the face of Calvin Klein Bold, the new underwear line for men, in its Spring 2012 campaign by photographer Steven Klein. The Pennsylvania native reunited with Klein for the campaign for the first time since his cover shoot with him for VMAN last summer.