Fashion Week…when did it begin and will it ever end? To be precise, it has yet to even begin in the Lincoln Center Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NY S/S 2011 sense of the word, but everything else from castings to speculation on the next it-girl has.
The days leading up to Fashion Week are hectic to say the very least, but one of the highlights during it all is meeting the models who come to town and many of whom for the first time. Meet Johan Johansson, 6’1½” (187 cm), 23-years-old, who is newly in New York from, wait for it, Sweden! Having walked for Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Costume National, Etro in Europe, the Swede is keen to mark his New York Fashion Week debut in style. The Umea, Sweden native is aided in no small part by a palpable enthusiasm for this relatively new occupation of his.
Introducing Johan Johansson, now represented by Ford Models. Please visit fordmodelsblog.com to see pictures of and read about Johan.
There is a lot happening at Ford in advance of Fashion Week. Models are practicing their runway walk. Every. Single. Day. Show packages are being sent out. Boys from Europe are in New York for the first time. COACD is tweeting casting pictures of our models every other minute. It’s nigh impossible to find a moment of peace let alone quiet to work. And so inside the next five minutes between transcribing a model interview and buying new magazines, the Ford Models Blog would like to share one picture of Charlene Almarvez from Vogue China Sep. 2010, which we purchased yesterday from our local newsstand for a cool $34.95.
Wednesday the Ford Men show package for New York S/S 11 went live on MDC and The Fashionisto with a total of forty-four boys. Menswear has a somewhat unfair reputation of being the drab counterpart to that of the opposite of sex. However, what many consider a truism about menswear has never been the case for the juggernaut that is Ford Men. The men’s show package is an entirely different proposition compared to the work of art that is Paul Rowland‘s Ford Vol. 1, but all the same it would be foolish not to marvel at its many strengths, depth of talent not least of which.
Ford’s Alana Zimmer features in Dansk A/W 2010 #24 in an editorial photographed by Tom Allen and styled by Keegan Singh. The Dansk editor-in-chief Uffe Buchard‘s drive toward modesty takes a postindustrial grunge detour with this sun-drenched editorial titled “Postcards.” The full length garments of Ming Xi‘s Dansk story are replaced with close-fitting dresses by Hervé Léger, Versus, Azzedine Alaïa, a cropped skirt by Hakaan, and those triangular earrings by accessories newcomer Eddie Borgo that feature in every single shot.
Ford’s Ming Xi features in Dansk A/W 2010 #24 in an editorial photographed by Alex Sainsbury and styled by Toby Grimditch. In his introduction to the “Modesty” issue, editor-in-chief Uffe Buchard rails against fashion’s insatiable pursuit of the New at the expense of values that he somewhat reluctantly calls “sensible.” “We forsake bullshit,” declares the Danish editor, “extreme youth worshipping and uncritical celebration if newness for a life governed by modesty in all its shapes and forms.”
Titled Ford Vol. 1 the Ford Models show package for New York S/S 11 is now public and available for viewing at MDC Of The Minute. Long known for his exceptional show packages Paul Rowland‘s premiere show package as the head of Ford’s high-end editorial women’s division was something eagerly anticipated by the Ford Models Blog.
As we mentioned in the previous post about Francisco Lachowski, the Ford Models Blog finally has its own copy of LOVE Issue 4! It was touch and go for the first 48 hours of the launch last week with calls to several newsstands, none of whom had sight of the Condé Nast biannual published in the United Kingdom.
Last week the Ford Models Blog was in hot pursuit of LOVE Issue 4 and on that rainy Wednesday morning when our newsagent Ali finally had his second order (the first sold out 36 hours earlier) we noticed a new magazine neither we nor Ali had previously ever seen, Essential Homme. The bimonthly magazine for young men immediately caught our eye because it featured Ford Men’s Francisco Lachowski on the cover photographed by Algis Puidokas and styled by Terry Lu.