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.
To call the first week back from the holiday break congested would be an understatement. Bringing this page out of his musician-heavy holiday stupor, however hasn’t prevented the Ford Models Blog from picking over the bones of the last five days for a tasty morsel. To that end it doesn’t get much more scrumptious than the Valentino S/S 11 campaign by photographer David Sims featuring Ford’s Julia Saner.
The last time we rapped about Cesare Paciotti it was in the context of a bearded Aric Wiser looking well contemplative for the F/W 10 menswear campaign. Today, however the Italian luxury brand known for its shoes, leather goods, and that dagger takes a turn for the gorgeous by featuring Ford’s Anna Jagodzinska in their S/S 11 campaign by photographer Mariano Vivanco.
The New Year just got infinitely better with the now public news that Crystal Renn features in the Jimmy Choo S/S 11 campaign by photographers Inez & Vinoodh. The pictures are absolutely stunning in composition, color, and, you guessed it, modeling talent! For all the speculative chatter that goes on in the comments sections underneath any and all interweb articles about Crystal none will ever pierce the indomitable spirit of this remarkable girl.
Fiasco‘s “Black & White Issue” continues with an editorial that can rightly be called an editorial of two halves. Let’s have the details first, however. Titled “Too Funky” this story by photographer Anthony Meyer and fashion editor Ben Brouillet features Ford Men’s Ethan James undergo a metamorphosis from his classy Dior Homme suited self clear on down to a foppish Vivienne Westwood number.
The New Year has already been made a little bit more hospitable with this week’s launch of Fiasco‘s “Black & White Issue,” which features none other than Ford Men’s Francisco Lachowski in a cover story. Our favorite Polish-surnamed Brazilian can be seen in a story titled “New Suits” by photographer Justin Wu and fashion editor Raul Guerrero. As stories go this one does just what it says on the tin.
The Ford Models Blog generally isn’t one for lists let alone the hastily-assembled best-of variety that invariably crop up at the end of the calendar year. Lately many of them inexplicably begin with My Beautiful Dark Something or Other, which for this page anyway casts a dubious light over the rest of the rankings.
Draped fabrics, garments free closures including buttons, zippers, even linings…these are but some of the signature features of designer Matthew Ames‘s recent womenswear lines and his latest is no exception. Speaking with Carolyn Brennan in Metal #22 the Washington DC native notes that, “…there’s so much excess and waste in the way we live right now, so I think the idea of trying to get back to what’s necessary is kind of a natural process right now.”