In the course of a day at Ford, models revolve in and out of the office for business, always looking amazing. When someone’s personal style grabs our eye, we snap his or her picture in the office photo booth and present it here, in our “Style Snap” series.
W‘s sixth annual art & fashion issue is now on Manhattan newsstands and offers a plethora of who, what, and wow on the theme. W November 2011 boasts a little bit of everything from that cheeky series of fake adverts by Steven Meisel to the editorial produced under the remote direction of recently freed Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei. The issue is perhaps at its best, however when it passes comment on the colorful intersection of art, fashion, and sport with a story by photographer Roe Ethridge and stylist Marie Chaix that features Ford’s Karmen Pedaru and Sigrid Agren.
Ford’s Anne-Sophie Monrad speaks with photographer Benjamin Kanarek during a photo shoot for Vogue Portugal. The half Danish, half German model discusses her entry into the world of modeling, learning to swim, and the importance of dressing well for those return visits home.
It’s time to test your metal. For Fall, designers were enamored of all things glossy, from lustrous quilted handbags to slinky bodysuits with a hint of sheen. The level of reflection is up to you: Versace’s silver biker jacket is positively mirror-like, while Proenza Schouler’s ladylike jacquard day-dress is much more subtle. Slip on your shades and pick your favorite polished pieces.
Fashion and music are inseparable. They’ve been playing off each other well before David Bowie recorded the tune “Fashion” or Duran Duran sang “Girls on Film.” With this in mind we will occasionally feature interviews with people in music that embody the qualities that we so admire. – Ford Models News Editor
Since the runway season ended it has been a minute since I have written about editorials on the regular. It has been even longer still since this page has featured a musician interview. Some six months ago I had the privilege of spending an hour with William Bensussen also more widely known by his recording and stage name as The Gaslamp Killer or simply GLK.
Ford Men’s Clark Cord claimed the Uniqlo Innovation Project Fall 2011 campaign by David Sims and Nicola Formichetti. As if you needed another reason to head straight to the new Uniqlo mothership at Fifth Avenue & 53rd Street, now you also have an irresistible 6’0″ hunk of man calling your name.
Models are the first to wear every season’s looks, so they know before the hordes what runway trends they plan to work in real life. To tap such insider info, we polled Ford’s girls to reveal what they consider Fall’s must-have shoes, outerwear, and more.