Fashion loves May 1968, otherwise known as mai 68, the period in which a general strike combined with student unrest effectively precipitated the collapse of then president Charles de Gaulle‘s government in France.
After having ditched the Lone Star State at a dodgy RER station in les banlieues outside of the French capital, the “Paris & Texas” theme of Sleek N°29 Spring 2011 continues apace with this editorial titled “Parisien” featuring Ford Men’s Nikola Jovanovic photographed by Markus Jans.
Editor in chief Annika von Taube‘s German-published quarterly Sleek is no stranger to cultural pastiche. In general it is not that German fashion magazines struggle for currency — 032c of Berlin for that matter is a veritable IMF that guards against such exchange rate instability — but publishing a bilingual Deutsch und Englisch edition is the de facto spoonful of Zucker for an international readership to swallow der Medizin [who actually reads magazines anyway? - Ed.].
Having Ford Men’s Linus Gustin in town for the last couple months has been enjoyable. Around the agency the model, whose name most Americans associate with the character from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip, is well liked and even quite funny, though from his stoic-looking print and runway work you’d never know it.
Since Emmanuelle Alt took the editorial reins of Vogue Paris, the first two covers may have featured fashion icons in the form of Gisele Bündchen and Kate Moss, but the issues themselves are not simply greatest hits tributes à la Rolling Stone.
And now from something completely different…Ford Men’s Aiden Andrews is one cool cat, but surrounded by oodles of kittehs on Caboodle Ranch, the cat sanctuary one hundred miles west of Jacksonville, Florida, he looks right proper for this editorial shoot by photographer Kristiina Wilson for the forthcoming “Animals” issue of Kinki Magazin of Switzerland.
Yesterday Kate King‘s portrait was pulled from the collapsed house of cards that is the fashion editorial of Dossier Issue 7 2011. By “collapsed” I of course mean the nine different shoots by nine different creative teams that have been delightfully mixed together like some crazed finger painting that turns all paint colors into brown.
Today is the final day of the work week, so let’s talk models. If you have a pulse, hand-eye-coordination, and modicum of motor skills still left this late on a Friday afternoon, then you’re probably already keenly aware that Ford Men now represents Lyle Lodwick.
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
When I’m not busy using Chanel N°5 to ignite my charcoal stove or making Dior Couture curtains à la Von Trapp, then I can be found reveling in the exposure of Polaroid film by the case by my crack colleagues from Ford Men.