In 2011 alone there were over 200 posts about editorials featuring models represented by Ford. Whittling down this figure to just 10% of the mountainous total was always going to prove difficult especially given the quality of talent brought to bear on every story. The editorials selected herein can therefore be viewed as a cross section of Ford Models in the year 2011.
We can’t resist a one-piece that does double duty. Belted, Kate Kosushkina’s splatter-paint dress looks like a matched set without losing any of the ease of a throw-on-and-go shift. Stacked Mary Janes and wavy beach-ready curls soften the print’s Jackson Pollock pop. And while this shot may have you longing for warmer days, Kosushkina’s look would be winter-perfect paired with dark tights and cropped jacket. Turn to any of the Resort deliveries now in stores for an art-inspired dress you can wear from hot to cold.
Photo: Daniel Troyse via Stockholm-Streetstyle.com
There is still some unfinished business for 2011 that simply cannot wait for the planetary chronometer to roll over one more digit. Having photographed on several occasions with Paolo Roversi throughout her modeling career, Valerija Kelava (Ford) reunites with the master to end the calendar year with an exclamation point in the pages of Vogue Italia dicembre 2011.
It should come as no surprise that models love to be snapped, even in between photo shoots. Twitter has emerged as the easiest way for a muse to stay on his or her A-game. So in honor of all the one-handed self-portraits and behind-the-scenes shots posted hourly, we’ve compiled the best of our models’ off-duty twitpics. Photos will be added regularly, so check back often for the most awesome candid-camera moments.
In economic circles the acronym BRIC refers to Brazil, Russia, India, and China, four nations which are at a similar stage of advanced economic development and are poised to assume an unassailable position of global dominance in the coming years. BRIC countries are a juggernaut in other words. One quarter of this big four, Brazil, in recent years has started coming into its own economically, but for decades has boasted a cultural cachet of beauty, music, and sport. The former, beauty, is thoroughly evidenced in the two volume, fourth issue of Made in Brazil Magazine featuring Evandro Soldati, Fabrício Bach, Francisco Lachowski, and Rafael Lazzini, all of Ford Men.
In August of this year there was a Vogue服饰与美容 story by photographer Hedi Slimane that solely featured Karmen Pedaru (Ford). Such is Slimane’s acute mastery of lighting in all its nuance and complexity that the editorial stood out like a Caravaggio amongst a hall of Florentine Mannersists.
Karmen Pedaru (Ford) for the second day running earns a top billing on this page, this morning for her hand in the Gucci Pre-Fall 2012 presentation, which has splashed her across the front cover of Wednesday’s WWD. The Gucci Resort 2012 campaign model presented looks by designer Frida Giannini, who is quoted saying, “This collection of nuances and subtleties strikes a modern balance between strong and soft.”