Ford Men’s AJ Abualrub features in the Frankie Morello Sexywear F/W 10 campaign photographed by Mariano Vivanco. The last time we saw AJ he was busy looking irresistible amidst the postindustrial ruins for Calvin Klein Jeans X, but for Frankie Morello Sexywear he’s busy just looking plain bizzee. We love AJ no matter the campaign and as for Sexywear, we can no more fault it for its urban dance movie chic than we can fault the stylized seduction on offer by Calvin Klein.
Ford Men’s Marcus Andersson has been named one of Refinery29‘s five favorite model photographers, that is, models who are also photographers. The 6’1½” (187 cm) Swede certainly does well in front of the camera as seen on the latest cover of Geil Magazine, but also has an eye for creating compositions behind the lens and has been photographing for the better part of seven years.
Ford Men’s Sasha Knezevic features in the Gap Close fragrance F/W 10 campaign by Trey Laird and photographed by Michael Thompson. After having started 25 Magazine with his girlfriend Anja Rubik a fragrance campaign seemed only sensible, especially one as intimately named as “Close” is. Sasha could not have made this campaign look any more effortless than having woken up with his beautiful girlfriend on a Sunday morning. Sigh.
Ford Men’s Nikola Jovanovic‘s fine campaign season continues with this feature in the Gucci F/W 10 campaign by Mert & Marcus. Fresh on the heels of the Gucci pre fall 2010 campaign Nikola remains in the sands for the Italian house. The excellent Mert & Marcus have managed to evoke a visual composition reminiscent of the British design group Hipgnosis.
Ford Men’s Nikola Jovanovic features in the Gianfranco Ferré Eyewear F/W 10 campaign photographed by Emilio Tini. The 6’2″ (188 cm) Berliner has been in heavy rotation since June’s appearance in the tantalizing Gucci pre-fall campaign by Mert & Marcus.
Ford’s Karmen Pedaru features in the August 2010 issue of British Vogue photographed by Daniel Jackson with fashion editing by Kate Phelan. With an emphasis on “wearable chic” Karmen appears in sensible numbers such as the sleeveless knit sweater and neoprene skirt both Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci (“Scuba-Ski”) and a cashmere coat with detachable waistcoat and slim wool trousers with flared legs both Gucci (“Creme Caramel”).
Ford Men’s Marcus Andersson and Chris Mosier appear on two of the four possible F/W 10-11 covers of Geil Magazine photographed Idris + Tony. Geil, the German expression for a state of sexual excitement, viz., horny, is an appropriate title for the German biannual that features two of our boys in the altogether.
Ford Men’s Eric Watts popped up the other day on COACD, that casting director blog that at times resembles conceptual art with a near total disregard for context. But, this is precisely what we love about COACD, their wanton opaqueness, which hopefully will never change!
We salute Crystal Renn‘s entry into the MDC Top 50 Models ranked at #36. Crystal has of course always been #1 in our minds, but all the same the significance of this ranking is not lost on us. We’d be hard pressed to name another model in the Top 50 who cuts even remotely a similar figure to Crystal and for a model who dreams of expanding narrow runway size standards this is all the more significant.
Fashion and music are inseparable. They’ve been playing off each other well before David Bowie recorded the tune “Fashion” or Duran Duran sang “Girls on Film.” With this in mind we will occasionally feature interviews with people in fashion and music that embody the qualities that we so admire. – Ford Models Blog Editor
The first ever track I knowingly heard as an El-P produced joint was “Raspberry Fields” off El-P Presents: Cannibal Oxtrumentals (2002), which is of course the instrumental foundation of the critically acclaimed Cold Vein.