The last time I saw Ford Men’s Paolo Anchisi it was at Milk Studios last month on a cold Tuesday morning during New York Fashion Week. The occasion was the presentation of the RAD by Rad Hourani Collection #3. The styling logistics of outfitting the models with their first looks could not have been more complicated. Pouring even a lithe Paolo Anchisi into a pair of unforgiving black tights, the collection’s foundational garment, seemed to require the proverbial two men and a boy.
Were you to proclaim the very declaration contained in this editorial’s title, “All Roads Lead to Milan,” then it is likely you would not be met with suppressed laughter so long as you were also dressed head to toe in Salvatore Ferragamo. Throw on a silly mask or party hat and spout similarly cartography-defying logic and I reckon the designer label that began as a boot shop on Hollywood Boulevard in the early part of the last century still would have you covered.
Back at Magazine Mountain stories patiently wait for their feature on this page after having weathered the editorial winter that was the most recent show season. One cover story in particular has been staring at me with eyes that seemingly follow me around my messy office…and down the hall…in my distant apartment…even in my dreams! The tension has reached such a fever pitch that in order to relieve it I must share with you that Ford’s Hannelore Knuts features on one of the five special edition Spring / Summer 2011 covers of the biannual Grey photographed by Yelena Yemchuk.
Vogue Paris, that editorial playground for the Crystals and Karmens of the world, traditionally isn’t given over to using boys in its stories. When it does, they’re typically garnishing for the female subjects. Occasionally, however they are cast in more substantive roles that actually carry with them styling credits.
Of course these pictures have been on the interweb for a minute, but with the two hundred odd shows of the past F/W 11 runway season having taken precedent and that veritable 14.5 light year distance between the Japanese island of Honshu and North America having prevented the magazine’s timely arrival at our Park Avenue newsstand I’ve frankly not had an opportunity to write about them on this page.
Before I can truly call full time on the F/W 11 show season I must first push this Paris review out the door. New York Fashion Week felt like a lark after the way Milano Moda Donna made me (not to mention the models!) feel. There is something about cramming all those Milano shows into what are essentially four days rather than the six on the calendar that is downright brutal.
Ford’s Sigrid Agren, Julia Saner, and Ming Xi featured in the presentation of the Elie Saab F/W 11 womenswear collection Wednesday afternoon at Espace Ephémère Tuileries in Paris.
The cobwebs are still pretty thick from the show season, but not so thick as to obscure an important story from being posted on this page. When it comes to stories that simply cannot be overlooked, then they don’t come much more imperative than an editorial featuring Ford Men’s AJ Abualrub.
Ford’s Sigrid Agren, Andie Arthur, Daiane Conterato, Valerija Kelava, and Hanne Gaby Odiele featured in the presentation of the Miu Miu F/W 11 womenswear collection by Miuccia Prada Wednesday afternoon in Paris.
Ford’s Ming Xi, Sigrid Agren, Karmen Pedaru, and Alana Zimmer featured in the presentation of the Louis Vuitton F/W 11 womenswear collection by Marc Jacobs Wednesday morning in Paris.