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.”
At this point could it seriously be considered a Gap campaign if it did not feature Ford Men’s Tommy Dunn? We needn’t be haughty, but Tommy’s feature in the latest Gap S/S 11 campaign as well as its predecessor by photographer Craig McDean and stylist Karl Templer certainly begs the question.
Blanket flash, manic smiles, beautiful girl without trousers…yup, it undeniably bears the hallmarks of a Terry Richardson photograph. It so happens that said photograph is also the first to emerge for the Sisley S/S 11 campaign featuring none other than Ford Men’s AJ Abualrub.
Denim. You might be wearing some or that’s at least what features editor Maxime Martin of Antidote reckons. “[Jeans] have demonstrated their strength and their capacity to impose their style in every era and have become the symbol of many philosophies of life.” True dat. So confident in her appraisal of denim is she teamed up with editor-in-chief Yann Weber and photographer Thomas Lagrange for the inaugural issue of Antidote, which has been appropriately enough dubbed “The Denim Issue.”