Channing Tatum (Ford Men) features in the Details February 2012 cover story by writer Howie Kahn and photographer by Norman Jean Roy. Ambition is clearly Tatum’s strong suit and to that end over the years he has evolved from stripper to model to actor to film producer. The actor and producer known for his roles in the Step Up and G.I. Joe franchises will star in four feature films in 2012 alone, two of which he will also produce including Magic Mike directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh.
Alana Zimmer (Ford) and Sigrid Agren (Ford) can be seen in a slide show from backstage at the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2012 runway show last week in Paris. Although Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch Winehouse took exception to the collection’s inspiration, his late daughter, Gaultier’s line is clearly a celebration of the singer’s life.
Julia Nobis (Ford) greeted WWD readers this morning with a Bouchra Jarrar Spring 2012 runway shot of herself splashed across the cover next to the headline “Plumes Day.” It was the Australian’s look that epitomized the day shift trend couture trend for the fashion daily. Rounding out the trend was Hanne Gaby‘s (Ford) look for Valentino.
Ford Models Fashion goes behind the scenes to bring viewers the making of Ford Vol. IV, the fourth show package of Paul Rowland’s tenure at Ford. Shot over several days in the fall of 2011, this show package makes a bold statement of intent about the coming Fall 2012 runway season.
Most catwalkers know a thing or two about styling themselves to full effect, but Hyoni Kang has the credentials to prove it. The Korean-born beauty—and former Ford Supermodel of the World winner—moonlights as a designer and shop owner with her vintage-reworked label, Reborn Process. Shot here in New York, Kang shows off her affinity for textured layers. Fuzzy coat over acid-washed denim jacket over polka-dot shirt? We can dig it. Click through to make Kang’s eclectic look your own.
If the economy (or the end of the world) concerns some in 2012, it doesn’t seem to worry designers. There was an overall uplifting spirit to the Spring collections, seen in playful, retro-Americana details, exuberant garden-party florals, and modern twists on traditional, swooning romantic looks. But of course, there is no light without dark, and a bit of gloom did creep onto catwalks in the form of a subversive, neo-goth theme. A good reality check, in case the euro actually does collapse, or Nostradamus proves right in the end. Click through to see all the coming season’s trends.—Romney Leader and Joanna Rodger
In ten days’ time the Fall 2012 women’s ready-to-wear runway season will begin in earnest. Models are already back in the city to attend show castings fresh on the heels of the couture shows last week in Paris. Preparations for the eight-day fashion jamboree in early February otherwise known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week began as early as last fall with the shooting of Ford Vol. IV, the fourth show package of Paul Rowland’s tenure.