Ford Men’s Aiden Andrews, Douglas Neitzke, and Christian Brylle featured for the Costume National Homme F/W 11 collection presentation by designer Ennio Caspa Saturday in Milano. In addition to featuring two looks Aiden Andrews opened the show.
So whilst we’re on the subject of DKNY, let’s now turn attention to the DKNY Jeans S/S 11 campaign by photographer Nathaniel Goldberg. Last fall the DKNY Jeans campaign included Brazilian Francisco Lachowski, but this season it’s all about another Brazilian, Max Motta! Crowded sidewalks, warm late-evening sun, romance in the air…this is DKNY Jeans S/S 11.
Ford Men have a little history with the DKNY campaigns. A year ago it was exclusively their campaign with Brad Kroenig, Chris Folz, Din Yates, Jared Koronkiewicz, Leo Peixoto, and Tommy Dunn taking the honors. Although this year it’s not an exclusively Ford Men affair, Sasha Knezevic, Max Motta, and stalwart Matt Gontier amply represent for their board in this DKNY S/S 11 campaign by photographer Nathaniel Goldberg.
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In his opening remarks of the Fall/Winter issue Paper Planes editor-in-chief Carlos Ramirez says, “So this issue is dedicated to those women [Audrey Hepburn, The Supremes, Coco Chanel] with talent, charisma, and strength throughout history have been impossible to ignore; and of course to the elegance and power of black over every other color.”
It takes ages to reach the New World, but once it arrives zhis Deutsch Magazin is a veritable cage teeming with life. Dodgy metaphors aside, Zoo Magazine #29 is upon us and Manhattan newsstands as well! The last issue’s cover story featured Ford’s Daiane Conterato, but this issue brings us an editorial with Dafne Cejas photographed by Dancian. Titled “Only Angels Have Wings” the Argentinian is pictured in a variety of post-angelic ensembles styled by Jo Baker.
No campaign season is complete without the showpiece fixture that is Dsquared² by photographers Mert & Marcus. Featuring for this season’s campaign are Ford’s Anna Jagodzinska and Crystal Renn. Having riffed on artist Damien Hirst last fall with inspired set design and dramatic lighting, the Dsquared² spring campaign takes a turn for the austere with crisp black & white portraiture. Styling by Katie Grand keeps it all very simple and direct.
If ever there were a model born for campaigns, then Ford’s Valerija Kelava is just that model. The Slovenian carries her fine fall campaign form with her into this season for the Jil Sander Navy S/S 11 campaign by photographer David Sims. Jil Sander Navy is the diffusion line for the label designed by Raf Simons and according to The Cut it will be sold in Jil Sander stores worldwide starting this weekend.
Deary me. This was not my brief when I began writing the Ford Models Blog, but then again nothing from EY! Megateen was either. Nevertheless this I feel duty-bound to report where and when our top talent features in top fashion publications and those called Coitus. That’s right, the camp British magazine from editor-in-chief Pantelis and creative director Leon Sanli, which derives its name from Latin coitio(n-), from the verb coire, from co- ‘together’ + ire ‘go,’ viz., fucking. Fortunately there is a hook to this story — Ford Men’s Francisco Lachowski features on one of the five possible covers of the “Bite Me” issue.
Well, look no further than Style.com these days for campaign previews and, crucially, context! Last week they hipped the world to the Valentino spring campaign and today it’s all about Karmen Pedaru featuring for the Michael Kors S/S 11 campaign by photographer Mario Testino.